02/22/2008 AT 09:40 AM EST
Marion Cotillard says she the attention she's gotten from Hollywood – not to mention the Academy – is beyond her wildest dreams. "I wouldn't even have imagined being with my French movie in the United States, which is a country of cinema," the 32-year-old Oscar nominee for La Vie en Rose tells Elle magazine in its March issue. "I'm living a dream I didn't dare to have."
Up next for the French star, a turn in a movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Nine with some more Hollywood hotshots, including Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.