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Robert De Niro named president of this year's Cannes jury

This year’s Cannes Film Festival has selected as its jury president Robert De Niro, who will wield his actorly authority over the esteemed nine-person panel of his peers like a hilarious boner that just won’t go down. In a statement, De Niro called the invitation a “rare opportunity”—a rare opportunity that he’s actually enjoyed twice before, but whatever, no one’s correcting Robert De Niro. As the New York Times notes, Cannes organizers issued an accompanying statement pointing out that Little Fockers is “currently enjoying a successful run in France,” which makes a lot of sense, actually.


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