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Simon Rex Is Getting Oscar Buzz for Comeback Movie 'Red Rocket' at Cannes 2021

Simon Rex Is Getting Oscar Buzz for Comeback Movie 'Red Rocket' at Cannes 2021

Simon Rex is making a big comeback to the entertainment world!

The 46-year-old actor is getting Oscar buzz for his work in the movie Red Rocket, which just premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

Simon stepped out in a light blue suit at a photo call on Thursday (July 15) in Cannes, France. He was joined by co-stars Bree Elrod and Suzanna Son (who broke her leg before heading to the festival), as well as writer and director Sean Baker.

The crew also got red carpet ready for the premiere of the film the night before. See all of the photos in the gallery!

Click inside to learn more about the film and Simon’s comeback…

Simon is best known for his work in the Scary Movie films and the series What I like About You. He got his start as an MTV VJ back in the 90s.

In Red Rocket, Simon plays a washed up porn star who returns to his small Texas hometown. Read what some critics are saying below!

FYI: Simon is wearing a Sandro suit and Duke + Dexter loafers at the photo call. Bree is wearing Oscar de la Renta at the premiere. Suzanna is wearing Thom Browne at the photo call. Sean is wearing Gucci at the premiere.

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