Cotillard to receive breakthrough award


Marion Cotillard has been chosen to receive the Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood Breakthrough Actress of the Year Award at the fest's annual awards ceremony Oct. 22 at the Beverly Hilton.

Cotillard stars in Olivier Dahan's "La vie en rose," the Picturehouse release in which she plays French chanteuse Edith Piaf.

"Her superb performance in 'La vie en rose' must be recognized and enjoyed by both the established industry and the public at large," the fest's executive director Carlos de Abreu said.

The French actress also recently appeared in Ridley Scott's "A Good Year," starring Russell Crowe. In 2005, she received the Cesar Award for best supporting actress for her role in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "A Very Long Engagement." She also earned Cesar noms for 1998's "Taxi" and 2001's "Les Jolies Choses."

The actress will next appear in Jean-Francois Richet's "L'Ennemi public no. 1" (Public Enemy No. 1).

The 2007 annual Hollywood Film Festival is set for Oct. 16-22 at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood.