Cannes Gossip: Donald Sutherland is the Coldest Member of the Jury

Donald Sutherland might win the award for most complaints at a Cannes press conference. “I can tell you I’m freezing up here,” he said on Wednesday afternoon, teeth chattering in the air-conditioned Palais, as he sat next to fellow members of the Cannes jury. Later, when a journalist tried to ask him about his native Canada, he snapped back: “My back is frozen. I kind of gave up talking about Canadian cinema a long time ago” …

The nine members of the jury met for the first time on Tuesday night, to get acquainted before they were trapped together in a dark theater. Variety spotted them at the cozy old Cannes restaurant Le Maschou, where groupies tried to snap iPhone shots of Kirsten Dunst in a white summer dress …

It’s too early to judge the health of the market, but this year’s festival is for the dogs. Bomb-sniffing mutts outside the Hotel Majestic are taking their job seriously. “The dog smelled my purse—and my cup of coffee,” lamented one guest who was asked to put all her stuff down for an extreme security check.

More Legit

  • A Monster Calls review

    London Theater Review: 'A Monster Calls'

    Donald Sutherland might win the award for most complaints at a Cannes press conference. “I can tell you I’m freezing up here,” he said on Wednesday afternoon, teeth chattering in the air-conditioned Palais, as he sat next to fellow members of the Cannes jury. Later, when a journalist tried to ask him about his native […]

  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' Stage Musical in the Works

    Donald Sutherland might win the award for most complaints at a Cannes press conference. “I can tell you I’m freezing up here,” he said on Wednesday afternoon, teeth chattering in the air-conditioned Palais, as he sat next to fellow members of the Cannes jury. Later, when a journalist tried to ask him about his native […]

  • Joe Morton

    Joe Morton, Daphne Rubin-Vega Among Rebel Verses Guest Performers (EXCLUSIVE)

    Donald Sutherland might win the award for most complaints at a Cannes press conference. “I can tell you I’m freezing up here,” he said on Wednesday afternoon, teeth chattering in the air-conditioned Palais, as he sat next to fellow members of the Cannes jury. Later, when a journalist tried to ask him about his native […]

  • The Lehman Trilogy review

    London Theater Review: 'The Lehman Trilogy,' Directed by Sam Mendes

    Donald Sutherland might win the award for most complaints at a Cannes press conference. “I can tell you I’m freezing up here,” he said on Wednesday afternoon, teeth chattering in the air-conditioned Palais, as he sat next to fellow members of the Cannes jury. Later, when a journalist tried to ask him about his native […]

  • elizabeth perkins First Time in Variety

    Elizabeth Perkins on Her Early Film, Stage Roles

    Donald Sutherland might win the award for most complaints at a Cannes press conference. “I can tell you I’m freezing up here,” he said on Wednesday afternoon, teeth chattering in the air-conditioned Palais, as he sat next to fellow members of the Cannes jury. Later, when a journalist tried to ask him about his native […]

  • 'Mary Page Marlowe' Review: Tatiana Maslany

    Off Broadway Review: 'Mary Page Marlowe'

    Donald Sutherland might win the award for most complaints at a Cannes press conference. “I can tell you I’m freezing up here,” he said on Wednesday afternoon, teeth chattering in the air-conditioned Palais, as he sat next to fellow members of the Cannes jury. Later, when a journalist tried to ask him about his native […]

  • Bruce Springsteen on Broadway

    Bruce Springsteen Plays First-Ever Encore at Broadway Show (Watch)

    Donald Sutherland might win the award for most complaints at a Cannes press conference. “I can tell you I’m freezing up here,” he said on Wednesday afternoon, teeth chattering in the air-conditioned Palais, as he sat next to fellow members of the Cannes jury. Later, when a journalist tried to ask him about his native […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content