Following an 11th-hour arrival on Jack Nicholson’s private jet, Robert Evans stole the show at his own event to celebrate the Cannes special screening of “The Kid Stays in the Picture,” the doc that celebrate Evans’ wildly colorful life. Soiree was held at the Martinez Beach Monday evening.
Evans had been skedded to arrive in Cannes several days earlier, but was held back by a high fever. However, he said nothing could keep him from coming to the festival with a film — an experience he said was a first in his career.
Still, it was a quick trip for Evans. He made his exit Tuesday afternoon so that he would be ready for another honor back in Hollywood: on Thursday, he’s due to put his handprints in cement at Mann’s Chinese Theater. “Before, I had my whole goddamn body in cement when I had a stroke,” Evans said. “This is an improvement.”
Among those on hand were Vivendi Universal chairman Barry Diller and prexy/chief operating officer Ron Meyer, U vice chairman Marc Shmuger, Focus co-prexies James Schamus and David Linde and Vanity Fair editor-in-chief (and the doc’s producer) Graydon Carter.