The Cannes jury
From Ewan McGregor to Jean Paul Gaultier, here is the line-up of the jury, headed by Palme d'Or winner Nanni Moretti, that will call the shots at the 2012 Cannes film festival running from May 16 to 27.Updated: May 15, 2012 16:41 IST
Here's a look at the entire Cannes jury lineup:
Nanni Moretti, 58
The first non-American to lead the jury since 2009, the high-brow Italian filmmaker has brought six films to Cannes over the years, including last year's comedy Habemus Papam (We Have a Pope).
His Caro Diario (Dear Diary) won best director in 1994, while La stanza del figlio (The Son's Room) scooped the Palme d'Or, the filmfest's top prize, in 2001.
Hiam Abbass, 51
The Palestinian actress is best known for her part in the 2008 Lemon Tree by Israel's Eran Riklis, about saving a citrus grove from destruction.
Abbass, who speaks Arabic, Hebrew, French and English, has just finished directing her first feature film, entitled Heritage.
Andrea Arnold, 51
The British filmmaker's first two feature films - Red Road in 2006 and Fish Tank in 2009.
Both these films won the jury prize at Cannes.
Her third, adapted from Emile Bronte's Wuthering Heights, hit screens last year.
Emmanuelle Devos, 48
An icon of French auteur cinema, Devos has worked closely with director Arnaud Desplechin.
She is best known abroad for her part in Jacques Audiard's 2001 thriller Read my Lips.
Jean Paul Gaultier, 60
He is the only juror from outside the film industry.
The French fashion designer is known for his trademark kinky corsets and mariner's stripes.
He is also a lifelong film-buff, who has created costumes for the likes Pedro Almodovar and Luc Besson.
Diane Kruger, 35
The German-born model got her break as a Hollywood actress in the 2004 blockbuster Troy.
She went on to star in Quentin Tarantino's Nazi-bashing Inglourious Basterds, which competed for the Palme d'Or in 2009.
Kruger is currently on screen as Marie Antoinette in Farewell My Queen, a drama set around the French Revolution.
Ewan McGregor, 41
The Scottish actor shot to fame as a roguish junkie in Danny Boyle's dark comedy Trainspotting in 1996.
Since then his screen roles have swept from the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas' Star Wars prequel trilogy, to the eponymous Ghost Writer in Roman Polanski's 2010 thriller.Alexander Payne, 51
The US filmmaker is known for such bittersweet comedies as the 2002 Monsieur Schmidt with Jack Nicholson, or the vineyard-set roadtrip Sideways, which earned him an Oscar two years later.
The director, who is of Greek descent, scooped another screenwriting Oscar this year for The Descendants, a Hawaii-based family drama starring George Clooney.Raoul Peck, 59
The award-winning Haitian director, who grew up between Congo, France, Germany and the United States, served briefly as Haiti's culture minister in the 1990s.
His film credits include The Man by the Shore in 1993 and the 2000 documentary Lumumba about the Congolese president.
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First Published: May 11, 2012 16:14 IST