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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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  • Lulu

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

  • lira

    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.

  • Lulu

    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.

  • Sara

    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!

  • KellyInNash

    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!

  • A. OK

    @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.

  • Rachel

    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!

  • linny

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

  • R U sure

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

  • R U sure

    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.

  • A. OK

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

  • lauren

    @ 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 shitty movie role.

  • tree

    @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.

  • Whatever

    @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.

  • tree

    @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.

  • tree

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

  • R U sure

    @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.

  • A. OK

    @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.

  • lauren

    @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?

  • A. OK

    @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.

  • tree

    @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.

  • R U sure

    @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.

  • tree

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

  • R U sure

    @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.

  • tree

    @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.

  • my 2 cents

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

  • kami

    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.

  • lauren

    wow you sound so smart.

  • Marina

    @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 shit 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.

  • Rachel

    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!

  • tree

    @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.

  • Rachel

    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!

  • Rachel


    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?

  • Marina

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

  • Emma

    Nicole looks GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

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

  • A. OK

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

  • Rachel

    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?

  • tree

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

  • sam

    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.

  • Bunnylover

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

  • http://google barbara

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

  • R U sure

    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.

  • R U sure

    sorry a key stuck that should read professional

  • Katie

    Zac is soooo hot!! yum yum.

  • http://comcast Dee

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

  • http://Comcast Pam

    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.’

  • http://Comcast Pam

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