He was hamming it up for the crush of photographers and looked to be enjoying every minute of it. After the group shot, the jury – comprised of Almodovar, Smith, Fan Bingbing, Paolo Sorrentino, Maren Ade, Jessica Chastain, Agnès Jaoui, Park Chan-wook and Gabriel Yared – made their way to the top of their stairs.
After saying hello to Cannes’ toppers Pierre Lescure and Thierry Fremaux, Smith took direction from the song that was blasting from the speakers, “Get Down,” and did just that. He and Jaoui danced a bit to the jam while Smith also tried to get Almodovar to bust a move but to no avail.
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Inside the Palais, the festival kicked off with master of ceremonies Monica Bellucci, who delivered a speech about the importance of cinema before introducing jury president Almodovar, who was feted with a lifetime achievement award-ready clips reel and rapturous standing ovation.
He had the task of introducing the jury members one by one, saving Smith for last. The actor received the loudest applause of the individual juror members from the Palais crowd which included Ismael’s Ghosts star Marion Cotillard and guests Julianne Moore, Naomie Harris, Susan Sarandon and Adrien Brody.
It’s day one and Smith is just getting started. As a jury member, he will make more than a dozen appearances on the red carpet, meaning more than hundreds of eyeballs will be watching to see if he has enough left in the tank to continue what he started. Source: hollywoodreporter