Sunday, March 02, 2008

France + Hollywood = Extra Dumb

Cotillard's 9/11 Conspiracy
By Peter Allen in Paris

Oscar-winning Marion Cotillard was facing embarrasment with her new American public last night after it emerged that she doubted the official account of the September 11 attacks.

Read the French transcript of Marion Cotillard's interview
The 32-year-old French star has swept this year's best actress awards, also receiving a Bafta, Golden Globe and a César for her performance as singer Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose.

Marion Cotillard questioned the September 11th attacks and the moon landings
..>..> Miss Cotillard, who earned under £1 million in 2007, could expect her Oscar success to significantly increase her earning power. She is due to start filming Public Enemies with Johnny Depp.

But the actress faces a potential backlash in the US over comments she made in an interview in France. Footage which surfaced on the internet showed her questioning the New York terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the 1969 moon landing.

"I think we're lied to about a number of things," she said, singling out September 11.

Referring to the two passenger jets flown into the World Trade Centre, Miss Cotillard said: "We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes, are they burned? There was a tower, I believe it was in Spain, which burned for 24 hours.

It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. And there [New York], in a few minutes, the whole thing collapsed."

Miss Cotillard suggested that the towers, planned in the early 1960s, were an outdated "money sucker" which would have cost so much to modernise that it was easier to destroy them.

Turning to America's space programme, she said: "Did a man really walk on the moon? I saw plenty of documentaries on it, and I really wondered. And in any case I don't believe all they tell me, that's for sure."
Miss Cotillard, who was born and brought up in Paris, made the comments on Paris Première – Paris Dernière (Paris First – Paris Last), a programme first broadcast a year ago.

They were largely ignored at the time, but appeared yesterday on a French website. Miss Cotillard's film career began in Luc Besson's 1998 film Taxi. She is an environmental activist, who once worked as a spokeswoman for Greenpeace.

News of Miss Cotillard's comments comes at a time when Franco-American relations appear to be thawing, following Paris's refusal to support the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

President Nicolas Sarkozy insists that he is pro-American, supporting so-called Anglo-Saxon economic reforms and going on holiday to America.

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Shannonymous said...

There are a lot of Americans who believe the same thing, man.

Anonymous said...

The stupidity of people today is far beyond imagining.
FOX news was just interviewing Ohio state students. One kid was asked to name one accomplishemnt Obama has done that is his favorite. The kid stammered and mumbled "...blah blah blah change".
We are looking at the demise of western civilization.

Shannonymous said...

It is not so much what he HAS accomplished, it is what we BELIEVE he CAN accomplish. Never underestimate hope and inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Hope and inspiration will get you and you daughter one step closer to wearing a burka.

Shannonymous said...

I love how the people who say the most ridiculous, idiotic things are always the cowards who never identify themselves. LOL!

Anonymous said...

"It is not so much what he HAS accomplished, it is what we BELIEVE he CAN accomplish. Never underestimate hope and inspiration."

There it is the mantra of the liberal moonbat...ohhh Im swooning I beleive..yay lets hug...Silly child go watch Idol, politics is for adults.

Shannonymous said...

First of all, I'm not a child. I'm 31.

Second of all, even if you don't agree with my views, at least I have the courage and strength of character to stand up for them and identify myself instead of hiding behind the title "anonymous" like you.

Third of all, there's nothing wrong with positivity or faith, but I guess someone as bitter and insecure as you wouldn't know that.