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Penélope Cruz steals Woody Allen’s latest film, Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008) with her sultry and crazed performance as Maria Elena, artist and ex-wife of interminably sexy Juan Antonio played by Javier Bardem. Cruz and Bardem, who first worked together in Bigas Luna’s Jamón, jamón (Ham, ham, 1992) also shared screen time in Pedro Almodóvar’s Carne trémula (Live Flesh, 1997) and have worked with the director independently, including Cruz’s breakthrough international performance as Rosa in the Academy Award winning best foreign language film, Todo sobre mi madre, (All About My Mother, 1999).
As the young nun with a secret in Almodóvar’s memorable film, Cruz is part of an ensemble female cast including Almodóvar regulars, Cecilia Roth in the lead role of Manuela and Marisa Paredes as Huma Rojo with Candela Peña as Nina and Antonia San Juan as Agrado — who delivers some of the sharpest lines of the film:
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Penelope Cruz was left blistered and bruised after performing a sexy dance.
The actress was forced to push through the pain while doing a rope routine for new musical film Nine – because she was worried she would lose her grip and fall.
She said: “When something like that happens, you just have to keep going and forget about any physical pain. I was dancing in the dark with one spotlight on me, so I had to be extremely alert and focused.
“There were other things to think about, so I was not in pain while dancing – I was just praying not to fall!”
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Penelope Cruz took home a special souvenir after filming new Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona – a pair of the legendary director’s spectacles.
The actress – who stars opposite boyfriend Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johansson in the Golden Globe Award-winning flick – admits she was shocked when Woody awarded her with the memento, because it was so personal.
She tells British movie magazine Total Film, “Actually I got a souvenir. I got his glasses as a present.
“And it’s my treasure. I love those glasses. He only has two pairs and he gave me one pair.”
Source: Showbiz Spy
Penélope Cruz was stunning, but perhaps a little safer than normal in a pale silk chiffon column dress, courtesy of Armani Prive. Still she looks gorgeous! Check out tons of pictures below.
Whilse on the subject, like mentioned yesterday Penélope didn’t win for supporting actress, but all was not lost for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. In a surprise win, it won for best motion picture musical or comedy! In the other categories, Javier Bardem lost to Colin Farrell and Sally Hawkins won over Rebecca Hall.
Check out the first image of Pe on the red carpet at the Golden Globes. She looks gorgeous! Tons of coverage will come later.
Miss Cruz didn’t win for Supporting Actress, that honor went to Kate Winslet instead, but congrats to Penelope for the nomination.
Penélope Cruz was a vision in a long navy blue gown on Thursday at the 14th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Her dress features a feminine sweetheart neckline and ribbon detail at the waist gives it an interesting twist. She tops it all off with a black clutch and simple jewels.
Miss Cruz unfortunately did win not for Vicky Cristina Barcelona in the Supporting Actress category, that went to the lovely Kate Winslet for The Reader instead. Still Penélope was the apitamy of elegance and glamour at the event.
Check out over 100 photos from the show below.
Pe is nominated in the BAFTA longlist twice for leading actress for Elegy and supporting for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Furthermore Vicky is up for original screenplay, Hall & Johansson for leading actress, Bardem for leading actor.
The BAFTA longlists include 15 contenders in each category, from which the five nominees will be chosen in the second round of voting. Once the nominees are finalized, the whole membership votes again to decide the best film, four acting prizes and film not in the English language. In all remaining categories, the members of each chapter (or jury) determine the vote.
The awards will take place Feb. 8 at London’s Royal Opera House.
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Penélope Cruz glows at the 2008 New York Film Critic’s Circle Awards at Strata on Monday in New York City.
The 34-year-old actress won for Best Supporting Actress in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
DVD Times and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Elegy on 17th March 2009. Respected cultural critic and author David Kepesh (Ben Kingsley) is a middle-aged college professor who, for years, has lived in a state of “emancipated manhood.” His romantic conquests are many; his lasting commitments, few. But when a stunning young student named Consuela Castillo (Penelope Cruz) enters his life, her otherworldly beauty captivates him to the point of obsession.
1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
English DD5.1 Surround
Commentary with Screenwriter Nicholas Meyer
The Poetry of Elegy
Walt Disney Pictures has revealed the new teaser trailer for the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced 3D adventure comedy G-Force on the company’s official website.
Opening July 24, 2009, G-Force is about the latest evolution of a covert government program to train animals to work in espionage. Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, these highly trained guinea pigs discover that the fate of the world is in their paws. Tapped for the G-Force are guinea pigs Darwin (voice of Sam Rockwell), the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; Blaster (voice of Tracy Morgan), an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude and a love for all things extreme; and Juarez (voice of Penelope Cruz), a sexy martial arts pro; plus the literal fly-on-the-wall reconnaissance expert, Mooch, and a star-nosed mole, Speckles (voice of Nicolas Cage), the computer and information specialist.
You can watch the teaser here!
Penélope Cruz is nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Critics Choice Awards. The film is also up for Best Comedy!
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis – Doubt
Vera Farmiga – Nothing But the Truth
Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
Kate Winslet – The Reader
Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
In the recent past, the awards ceremony was taped for later viewing, but in 2009 viewers can watch the live presentation airing on Thursday evening, January 8, 2009 on VH1 from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
USA Today has your first look at five new photos of the guinea pigs in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced 3-D comedy adventure G-Force, opening in theaters on July 24 and featuring the voices of Bill Nighy, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Jon Favreau, Penelope Cruz, Steve Buscemi and Tracy Morgan. G-Force is directed by two-time Oscar®-winning visual effects master Hoyt Yeatman.
The film is about the latest evolution of a covert government program to train animals to work in espionage. Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, these highly trained guinea pigs discover that the fate of the world is in their paws. Tapped for the G-Force are guinea pigs Darwin (Rockwell), the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; Blaster (Morgan), an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude and a love for all things extreme; and Juarez (Cruz), a sexy martial arts pro; plus the literal fly-on-the-wall reconnaissance expert, Mooch, and a star-nosed mole, Speckles (Cage), the computer and information specialist.
Huge congrats to Pe! She has done it again! Miss Cruz is nominated yet again for her performance in Vicky Cristina Barcelona at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards!
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams / Sister James – Doubt
Penelope Cruz / Maria Elena – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis / Mrs. Miller – Doubt
Taraji P. Henson / Queenie – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Kate Winslet / Hanna Schmitz – The Reader
The awards will take place Sunday, January 25, 2009, with a live telecast airing on TNT/TBS at 8 PM (EST).