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Watch out, Brad Pitt: Hot Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal has fast become the It boy of the Cannes Film Festival. Starring in two movies, Bad Education and The Motorcycle Diaries, he is now having to cope with the adoration of screaming fans – not that he's complaining. "It was really nice," he said of the frenetic welcome he received on the red carpet for Diaries (the story of young Che Guevara). "This film, in particular, deals with Latin identity, so it is really nice when that happens. It is a bit like living my frustrated dream of being a football (soccer) player, running up to the crowds and saying, Aaaahh!"
Law & Order star Jesse L. Martin gives us his quick thoughts on some hot topics:
The South Beach Diet: "I eat whatever I want, so I know nothing about it. I'm sure it doesn't include steak sandwiches and stuff that I like."
Brad Pitt's buff new bod: "There was something wrong with his old one?"
Mel Gibson running Disney: "That doesn't sound right."
What's your sign? "Capricorn. We're special because we start off the year."
Dream Law & Order guest star: "It was Gregory Hines. No explanation needed. He was the man."
Cops: "Good job, at least for me. I don't have any problems with them."
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Newcomer Lisa Masters was in the makeup trailer, readying for her role as a sinister suburbanite in The Stepford Wives, when star Christopher Walken popped in to talk about the day's shoot. "He said, 'Do you have any lines?' I said no, that 200 extras were supposed to show up," says Masters. "Then he looks at me very seriously, and says, 'Extras? I've had them killed.' I've seen him play so many evil characters that for a split second, I believed him."
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