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Nicole Kidman & Zac Efron: 'Paperboy' Cannes Premiere!

Nicole Kidman & Zac Efron: 'Paperboy' Cannes Premiere!

Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron arrive at The Paperboy premiere during the 2012 Cannes Film Festival on Thursday (May 23) at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.

Co-stars Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack, Macy Gray, David Oyelowo, as well as the film’s director, Lee Daniels, also walked the red carpet after attending a photo call earlier in the day.

“I had the most lovely time in the world [working with Nicole]. I was ecstatic the day I found out she was playing the part,” Zac told reporters.

“I have been in love with her for a long time, since Moulin Rouge,” he added. “It was the best opportunity in the world for me and I loved every moment.”

FYI: Nicole wore a dress and clutch both by Lanvin, Casadei heels and vintage Cartier jewels. Zac suited up in Dolce&Gabbana.

10+ pictures inside of The Paperboy cast at the film’s Cannes premiere…

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Credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto; Photos: Getty
Posted to: 2012 Cannes Film Festival, David Oyelowo, John Cusack, Lee Daniels, Macy Gray, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron

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97 Responses to “Nicole Kidman & Zac Efron: 'Paperboy' Cannes Premiere!”

  1. 1
    lol Says:

    Nicole! YOU BEAUTY

  2. 2
    Aly Says:


  3. 3
    Marina Says:

    She looks gorgeous. Now I know what’s different in her. It’s her teeth. She got veneers. No?

  4. 4
    dani Says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. Nicole is always the consummate professional. In this world of reality stars and celebutards, it is nice to see an actress who takes her craft seriously!!!

  5. 5
    Gossipgirl Says:

    Nicole looks fabulous! The dress is beyond perfection, style and color!

  6. 6
    hellagood Says:

    Now look at the Queen.

  7. 7
    Kary Says:

    OMG I want that dress Nicole looks GORGEOUS

  8. 8
    Kulon Says:

    zac efron is beautiful…:0

    … Prison Rape at an All Time High; Police Warn Criminals that Now is Not the Best Time to Commit a Crime – <<wow this is crazy

  9. 9
    The Real Emma Says:


    She got those awhile back, if you google nicole kidman teeth you will see some before and afters.

  10. 10
    LaCroix Says:

    Now that is how you do CANNES with Style & Grace & a kick ass dress! Go Nicole!

  11. 11
    Moh123 Says:

    Nicole is gorgeous, i cant take my eyes out of her

  12. 12
    kami Says:

    this excerpt is from the cannes report:

    Above all, “The Paperboy” is boosted by performers who sink their teeth into snappily written roles. Kidman is the showstopper here. With a bad fake tan, an even worse blonde wig, garishly skimpy outfits, and an accent that samples every twang from Southern-fried to Australian outback, the actress gives a hungry, hilarious turn. It’s her loosest, least fussy work in years. The 24-year-old Efron, as the young man who loves her, finally gets the chance to prove that he is more than a pair of pretty blue eyes and a set of rock-hard abs; he rises to the occasion, digging up a note-perfect performance, by turns teasing, heartfelt, and heartbroken. His sexy, offbeat chemistry with Kidman is a (guilty) pleasure to behold.

  13. 13
    Bet Says:


    You got that right! I love the dress!

    WTG Nicole show em how it is suppose to be!

  14. 14
    Sue Says:

    @The Real Emma:
    Not sure, but it could have something to do with the Scotland movie she is presently filming?

  15. 15
    Sue Says:


    If you follow Kidman’s career, you gotta know she is FEARLESS and that is what sets apart the good , from the great!

    I love that about her.

  16. 16
    samsam Says:

    @LaCroix: i know this is a silly question but how in the hell did you turn the font into bold

  17. 17
    lisa Says:

    Nicole looks wonderful from hair to makeup and dress she hit the mark.

  18. 18
    Touche Says:

    Nicole is absolute perfection here.

  19. 19
    SHA Says:

    F.U.C.K the movie was booed in canne.i am french and we watch reports live on tv the audience didn’t like it,and they are saying that zac was a bad casting for this part. i am so pissed right now i was hoping it’s zac big break role.

  20. 20
    Loverslastforever Says:

    My favorite actress (nicole) and the man of my dreams (zac) I’m the same movie together can it be November like right now lol btw zac looks hot and nicole is gorgeous as always

  21. 21
    gritner Says:


  22. 22
    Kim Says:

    Lovin these pictures! Glam to the max!

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  24. 24
    amelia25 Says:

    Beautiful zac!

  25. 25
    Kel Says:

    WOW, Keith your wife is gorgeous.

  26. 26
    no Says:

    Wow Nicole overshadows Zac!! Zac should avoid posing next to her…

  27. 27
    andres Says:

    omg, amazing,, she looks so good.

  28. 28
    A. OK Says:

    Zac you look great at, I thear Zac is getting very good reviews, and the different critics give it different reviews somwe hate it others love it.

  29. 29
    Loan Says:

    Nicole et Zac étaient très élégants pour la montée des marches de Cannes. I’m French

  30. 30
    lol Says:

    @Loan: We know! Not everyone speaks french.

  31. 31
    AARA Says:


  32. 32
    Bite me Says:

    Audience reaction to the film “BOOOOOOO” and according to one of several headlines “one big disastorus flop” ouch.

  33. 33
    JoBeth Says:

    Nicole looks lovely. It’s cute how Zac seems so taken with her. However, he has a lot of competition in Cannes. There are a couple of serious old male friends in attendance too. One has had quite a few pictures with his wife, and the other has just shown up who seems to be there to show off only. Nicole has quite a following; lucky she seems to have a very grounded and understanding husband. But then, he has a lot of love-sick females in his past also.

  34. 34
    mae Says:

    @Bite me:
    who told you that? vanessa? the movie had two standing ovations. one at 13:00 pm and one at 19:30 pm. yes, the movie’s reviews aren’t good as many hoped but cannes always looks for a scandal movie. paperboy was the aunt sally

  35. 35
    Dieter Says:

    SHE HAS A GORGEOUS ASS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. 36
    Rio Says:

    WOW nice to have back the goodes looking Nicole :D

  37. 37
    melissa Says:

    Nic is so beautiful!

  38. 38
    brian Says:

    Absolutely gorgeous.

  39. 39
    steph Says:

    i’m french and everyone know here, what Cannes is a difficult festival!
    if the paperboy arouses critics and reactions, it’s good for the movie
    I think It ‘s more interesting for a movie to arouse feelings, to disturb, to push aside ideas….
    and zac is not a “baby” anymore, if he want to be respect as an actor, he as to take risks and to go out of his “confort zone”, it’s his job…and it’s brave
    and who care of the rest…

  40. 40
    Fran Says:

    Its not the actors in Cannes who get hurt by it, It is the Director!

    feel bad about that.

  41. 41
    steph Says:

    it’s “real people” who make the success of a film, not some critics who want to be intellectual or seem to be like that!

  42. 42
    Nic Says:

    Nicole is no doubt the Queen of Cinema.

  43. 43
    thetis Says:


    First of all leave Vanessa out of this I’m sure she has no interest in Zac’s films one way or the other. And sorry but I also heard it was booed but worse the Buyers didnt like it.

  44. 44
    Anais Says:

    All of Nicole’s outfits are stunning. Beautiful and graceful woman (besides talented).

  45. 45
    TC Says:

    Nicole looks gorgeous. I hate to admit this but Zac is being a good boy. Maybe he really is on love with Lily Collins and she tamed his playboy ways.

  46. 46
    tina Says:

    Gosh Just Jared could have picked a worse picture of Zac? I tend to agree with TC he does seem not as touchy and flirty with Nicole, but then again she might whack him if he tried. You might have something about him being a good BF. Maybe Lily is the one.

  47. 47
    Louise Says:

    Breathtaking! A few pictures of Keith and Nicole would have been lovely.

  48. 48
    see Says:

    what a gäy face he pulls off

  49. 49
    kami Says:


    nicole’s husband is there. that’s why zac not touchy feely. he wouldn’t dare. lol

  50. 50
    holly Says:


    Oh My a picture of him would be great ! Lucky Nicole!

  51. 51
    Lulu Says:

    That dress is so graceful but at the same time, risque. I have never seen such backless dress. It looks amazing on her.

  52. 52
    lira Says:

    I just had to say how beautiful Nicole looks in that gown, breathtaking!!!
    You have been missed, Nicole!! John (my love) looks great, also!!!!

    As for the reviews of the film, well….I have to say, Kidman is so back! Some of her BEST performances were in polarizing films ( like in Dogville)

    The divisive reviews are making me want to watch The Paperboy more to be honest.

  53. 53
    Lulu Says:

    Lee Daniels said some people hate Precious; some people love Precious. Same for this. Some people don’t like it and pick it apart, but some said it’s thought provoking. It won’t be a feel good movie. Not for box office success; more for critical artistic value.

  54. 54
    Sara Says:

    Been nice seeing all the pictures lately. !

    Lee Daniels has Cannes talking!

    I am sure he has made the movie he set out to make and has done exactly what he wanted!

    The buzz is everywhere!

  55. 55
    KellyInNash Says:

    Nicole looks stunning as usual! Love love love the color of the dress. The whole cast are a handsome bunch as well. I read this book and it was raunchy but in a fun way. From the reviews, it seems like the individual performances are getting raves. Like Black Swan, some people will comment only on the sex scenes as if they represent the whole film. Personally, I can’t wait for this one. One major distributor turned the film down but two others majors want it so it looks like a go!

  56. 56
    A. OK Says:

    @Bite me I saw a twenty minute standing ovation for the film .The Guardian U.K gave it four out of five stars. you see only the bad , I look for the good and keep the bad in mind.

  57. 57
    Rachel Says:

    Wow Nicole looks amazing, certainly the best anyone has looked at Cannes!
    And Zac is gorgeous :)
    Everyone is saying that Nic’s performance is amazing.
    And I’ve read that Zac gave a very good performance!
    P.S. Nicole’s dress is so beautiful!

  58. 58
    linny Says:

    Nicole! you are always our muse, you look stunning like always!!

  59. 59
    R U sure Says:

    That’s right people fall for it. it’snot Lily he is being good for. She is PR wait and see

  60. 60
    R U sure Says:

    Before Everyone climbs down my throat go look at all the pics of him before Cannes. he looks a mess ( Like buffy face and being drunk) Those idiot friends again.

  61. 61
    A. OK Says:

    I was so wanting none of that to be true. I want Zac to be happy. He looks that way in Cannes

  62. 62
    lauren Says:

    @ r u sure
    ive heard that lily is just for pr and etc, that he’s not even dating her,
    it’s lily that for some reason is just really pushing zac to be in her movie, and ill doubt he would take her ****** movie role.

  63. 63
    tree Says:

    @R U sure – The only before Cannes pictures that I’ve seen are the ones at the Staples Center for Baskettball and Hockey and he is with, I believe, his assistant Mike. Also the airport with his brother and dad. Sorry, there is also one of him with Lily. I don’t see him drunk with his idiot friends, or did you mean the scruffy mustache makes him look bad like when he was drunk and with his idiot friends. Please share, and I am not climbing down your throat, just curious.

  64. 64
    Whatever Says:

    @R U sure: I’m sorry, but again, I have doubts about a hidden lover. It’s not Lily he’s “being good for”. But you claim it’s someone else for the last year, yet he was very frisky with Schilling in TLO promos just recently, talked about having loved Vanessa(which really wasn’t necessary) , and now it starts with Nicole and promo for this movie. I don’t call any of that behavior, especially groping Schilling and nuzzling her on the red carpet, very good behavior if you have an insecure shrinking violet tucked in at home. I just don’t think Efron knows what good behavior is.

  65. 65
    tree Says:

    @Whatever – @R U sure didn’t even mention a hidden lover, they were talking about how Zac looked and how Lily is PR, nothing about a lover. At least not in this post. I think his behavior at Cannes with Nicole is due to the fact that Nicole is married, she is much older and more mature and I don’t think she would go along with the childish behavior of flirting and making believe there is something going on with Zac, that’s not the kind of women she is and she of all people does not need the PR for that kind of thing. Therefore, I believe we will not see that kind of touchy flirty behavior with this movies premiere and interviews.

  66. 66
    tree Says:

    @A OK – You want none of what to be true?

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    R U sure Says:

    @lauren Lily is out for herself not Zac. she needs him , he doesn’t need her. Her and her PR team want you to think there is a romance there. if they are getting it on good for them, I don’t think so.
    @tree The basketball and hockey games. In tweets it was said he was drinking “One right after another”
    I never saw a pic of him with the idiot friends , but two of them tweeted he was with them Monday night at a viewing party watching the game.
    scruffy is one thing , looking like hell is another. He looks bloated in the face. I have’nt seen pics so maybe (I hope) the tweets were a lie
    @Whatever I’m not getting into this he has someone hidden thing again. If he does or doesn’t (that is their business and why)
    I agree with you he doesn’t seem to know what good behavior is. I will say this at Cannes he seemed on his best behavior. I still say not for Lily The images that these two have don’t mix. He will drag her down , or she will make him look a fool. PR is PR no matter who does it and why.

  68. 68
    A. OK Says:

    @tree That Zac is doing PR and he is drinking heavy and seeing those old friends again. I know they lied about where he was before and I’m hoping this was a lie too. Zac doesn’t do or read his tweets . That is his team.

  69. 69
    lauren Says:

    @r u sure
    why would lily and her team want you to think there is something when there isn’t? is lily’s and her team that desperate for attention or is she that desperate?

  70. 70
    A. OK Says:

    @lauren This is my opinion and mine only from things I heard. The first couple “dates” were PR for her . It did her wonders , attention everywhere. He got a little good out of it , but it was causing hidden problems. He got tired of being used and stopped . Her PR team kept tring to link them , but it was going nowhere without Pics. Suddenly Sat.
    He had to make up for looking unhappy on the one date where they did have a pic. Now she wants a real romance Who wouldn’t ? he is really hot right now and can garner PR like nobody’s business. She could use him like she did Taylor Lautner, but This would be the New Hollywood “Young IT couple’. Paps everywhere they go. I would hope he doesn’t fall for this. But if he is drinking heavy , who knows or is that the reason why.

  71. 71
    tree Says:

    @A OK – I agree with your opinion about Lily and the PR. Hopefully Zac is smart enough not to go along with it, if he has a choice and stands up to his own PR team. As for the heavy drinking, that’s hard to tell based off of the few pictures we have. I don’t believe the tweets from idiot friends because they have proved false in the past. Lets see what happens when he is back from Cannes. In regard to the scruffy look. Alot of actors if they don’t have a scheduled event don’t usually try too hard to look good, so maybe this is Zacs way of laying back and not trying to impress anyone.

  72. 72
    R U sure Says:

    @A O K You said just about everything I have been saying. I was going by tweets and what I was hearing also. The only thing I would add is that one of his “friends” wanted or wants this Lily thing to take off , so he can be in the pics again. That should be an easy guess who.

  73. 73
    tree Says:

    @R U sure – That would be RR, I was under the impression they are not friends anymore.

  74. 74
    R U sure Says:

    @tree That was the one I was going for. On the tweets, What I saw and then what I heard , I’m not convinced yet that everyone mentioned was there. They have done this before when I knew two were out of town.(there own tweets). If I see a pic I will believe if not I hold out hope that they were all not there.

  75. 75
    tree Says:

    @R U sure – I agree with you, I think Zac knows that RR is bad press and I think he is smarter than that. If we can see it with limited information, I think Zac has to see what a bad friend RR was.
    Does anyone know whats on the schedule next for Zac, does he still have travel for The Lucky One or is something else coming up. Maybe he has the summer months off? Does anyone know.

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    my 2 cents Says:

    Zac is amazing. Congratulations on being one class act. there in Cannes.

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    kami Says:

    zac is in a difficult spot. so many girls (especially upcoming actresses) would love to date him for the status and notoriety of being his gf. there are lots of conniving ones out there who are pros at reeling guys in. i only hope he’s smart enough to see through any guise and sinister motives.

  78. 78
    lauren Says:

    wow you sound so smart.

  79. 79
    Marina Says:

    @Bite me: ya the critics are always very reliable sources for everything. I remember the critics when they have written that movies like Titanic and Avatar are nothing but trash. I also read stuff like that about The Avengers. And some of the critics were the same who have said The Paperboy is nothing but trash. If you believe that crap, then you should finally start to make your own opinion.
    And I’m sure just because the movie was so miserable it got standing ovations. Watch the video, it’s online.
    Normal thinking people give a **** about the critics.

    Another good example is Sandra Bullock. I remember she got a Golden Razzie and the next day she got the Oscar for Best Actress in a leading role. If there are people who don’t like or can’t stand an actor/actress this person will always get bad stuff, no matter what it is. Try to think about that just one single time.

    I personally can’t stand Pattinson because he is so full of himself. He is a big-headed snotty-nosed brat who thinks he’s the best in the world. Well, he’s not.

  80. 80
    Rachel Says:

    Guys, I request you to go talk all such stuff about his friends on some other site! There was so much positivity on the thread till we were talking about the movie and how Zac and Nicole have done great job in it! This thread is about Cannes, so lets keep it that way! I”m so glad he got to go to Cannes and got good reviews for his performance but I come here and see people going on about his personal life, pr etc etc!
    I feel like people act like they know everything about him, we don’t so please stop the speculation!

  81. 81
    tree Says:

    @Rachel – With all due respect. This site is a gossip site, thats what it is meant for. Some of us like to give opinions and speculate, no harm is being done. Everyone is entitled to post what they feel and would like to discuss. I am very happy that Zac is getting good reviews on his acting role in The Paperboy. I think the movie has a lot of buzz around it and will do very well at the box office, even if some of if is out of pure curiosity.

  82. 82
    Rachel Says:

    From the bloomberg review ( they gave it 3.5 stars out of 4) :

    One observer is Jack (Zac Efron), the reporter’s blue-eyed baby brother, who delivers the film’s most touching performance. A lost soul searching for his absent mom, he falls hopelessly in love with Charlotte.

    Goo Zac!

  83. 83
    Rachel Says:


    I don’t know, but I read that the comedy movie he’s going to work in, ‘Townies’ with Seth Rogen, has got a director. So maybe they start working on that in a few months?
    Anyone else know?

  84. 84
    Marina Says:

    @Rachel: they have a director, but no script yet, it should be written first, would be probably a good idea

  85. 85
    Emma Says:

    Nicole looks GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

    She is real STAR!!!!!!!! So shinning!!!!!!!

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    A. OK Says:

    There are some very interesting and beautiful Photos and videos of Zac coming from Cannes.

  87. 87
    Rachel Says:

    Haha, yeah! Script first!
    I read that he was shooting some scenes for ‘At any price’ in Illinois recently…
    Do you know if the movie ‘died in a gun-fight’ which was announced last year is being made or has been made?

  88. 88
    tree Says:

    @Rachel – None of Zac’s movies seem to be ready to shoot, I guess he might have the summer off to relax.

  89. 89
    sam Says:

    This just show how stupid Zac’s PR team is. He has a film at Cannes and not one tweet on @ZacEfron. Not one tweet. His team must really have their heads up their arses.

  90. 90
    Bunnylover Says:

    @sam: or they might all be enjoying themselves in Cannes with Zac!!

  91. 91
    barbara Says:

    Zac looks great, he always looks great in a tux!

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    R U sure Says:

    I always said he needed a new PR team. The critics on the most part like him . He seems well behaved very proffessional, I say he does look great. I hear he was going to Monte Carlo for the grand Prix, some photo shoot are planned and he is going to the Philippines sooner than expected.

  93. 93
    R U sure Says:

    sorry a key stuck that should read professional

  94. 94
    Katie Says:

    Zac is soooo hot!! yum yum.

  95. 95
    Dee Says:

    Lucky Nicole Kidman, she has Keith Urban and he is crazy about her.

  96. 96
    Pam Says:

    Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have it all and they seem to appreciate it also. Great careers, beautiful, healthy daughters and so much talent. I admire them so very much.’

  97. 97
    Pam Says:

    WOW. Nicole, your husband is gorgeous !!!!!!

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