06/02/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT
"It's still important to jump on the hotel bed and go, 'Oh my God, I'm in the Hotel du Cap!' " said Nicole Kidman
(in Pucci at the premiere of her drama Dogville).
Kevin Costner warmed up to fans—and on-again girlfriend Christine Baumgartner.
Meg Ryan said she was "honored" to be on the Cannes Film Festival jury. Her first visit to Cannes: "I was 17 and slept on the beach."
"We always hope for craziness," said T3's Arnold Schwarzenegger (with wife Maria Shriver). At a boat party, the Terminator had to trade in his boots for soft slippers.
Matrix costar Laurence Fishburne (with wife Gina Torres) called the scene "tremendous."
The Matrix Reloaded's Monica Bellucci (with costar Lambert Wilson) vamped in Dolce & Gabbana.
"I love the French language," said Fanfan la Tulipe's Penélope Cruz (in Dior by John Galliano).
Young Adam star Ewan McGregor flashed leg with his wife, Eve.
No, it's not the latest in Riviera cruise-wear, just a walking ad for a Belgian beer.
During downtime, "we went shopping," said Andie MacDowell (with daughter Rainey, 14).
Leave it to Elvira to bring dark Goth togs to the Côte d'Azur.
The real draw at Cannes? Said Elizabeth Hurley (in Versace): "The food!"
Belles' Big Baubles
Bellucci dazzled in pink and blue Cartier sapphires.
Jada Pinkett Smith wore a $49,500 Bulgari choker.
Carrie-Anne Moss glowed in colorful Bulgari gems.
Bulgari's semiprecious stone necklace (with cuffs to match) held up Kidman's gown.
Cruz wore custom-made jewelry by Galliano for Dior.
No one documented Matrix villain Adrian Rayment's claim that he levitated up the red carpet. But to help America Online raise funds for U2 singer Bono's charity DATA (which fights poverty and AIDS in Africa), the T3: Rise of the Machines stars snapped photos of their Riviera revelry. (For more, visit AOL keywords: Celeb Candids.) Fun—if not auto-focus—was had by all
Mrs. and Mrs. Terminator said cheese with Kidman and Dogville director Lars von Trier at the Hotel du Cap.
A touch-up was in order after days of partying, but what did she really want? "Time off."
Hey, let's take a picture of me taking a picture of you! Loken posed tourist cute before departing France.
His shot of costar Kristanna Loken at the flick's opening night shows artistic vision—or bad aim.
The director caught a low-key Stahl and Loken on the T3 yacht; the T3-MTV party, with 4,000 bottles of champagne, had more pop.