10 Stylish Moments from the 2008 Venice Film Festival
Anne Hathaway was pretty in a pink Lela Rose frock-with matching Bulgari jewels-at a photo call for Rachel Getting Married, held at the Piazzale del Casino. "I've never played a character like this before," said the actress of her role as a black sheep in the film, which will also screen at the Toronto Film Festival. "Tt was fun to be at the centre of the turmoil."
Natalie Portman channeled her inner screen siren when she hit the red carpet in a Rodarte dress at the premiere of Birdwatchers at the Sala Grande. Portman, who makes her directorial debut at the festival with the short film Eve, also accepted the first-ever Movie for Humanity award while in Venice. The actress will donate the prize money that comes along with the distinction-which recognizes her off screen work for humanitarian causes-to the Tacare Girl's Scholarship Program in Tanzania.
Charlize Theron debuted another gorgeous gown-this one a silver Versace stunner-when she attended the premiere of her dramatic flick The Burning Plain. Theron plays Kim Basinger's daughter in the tearjerker.
Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson
After announcing that she'll co-star with Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino's next film, Diane Kruger joined her real life leading man, Joshua Jackson, at the Jaeger Le-Coultre gala dinner, held at the Palazzo Cini.
Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy
Lovebirds Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy were the chicest couple on the red carpet at a VIP screening of Valentino: The Last Emperor, held at the Teatro La Fenice. Valentino pal Elizabeth Hurley was also on hand for the premiere of the biopic.
George Clooney and Lola Ponce
George Clooney didn't have far to travel to the festival, making the quick trip from his vacation home on Italy's Lake Como. Once he'd arrived, the Burn After Reading star made nice with Argentinian actress Lola Ponce at the Belstaff charity dinner in honor of Not On Our Watch, the humanitarian group founded by he and his Ocean's Thirteen co-stars.
Tilda Swinton was the object of much male adoration from co-stars Brad Pitt and George Clooney as she took a bow at the premiere of Burn After Reading.
Doting dad Brad Pitt gave son Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt a VIP view of the Venice canals as the duo arrived in Venice via water taxi. "I'll have two more by next year," Pitt later cracked when reporters asked questions about his growing brood at a press conference for Burn After Reading.
Valentino Garavani and Eva Herzigova
Man-of-the-hour Valentino Garavani struck a chic pose-with model Eva Herzigova by his side-at a photo call for Valentino: The Last Emperor, a documentary that details a year in his life as one of the world's leading fashion designers.
After a quick stop in Denver, Charlize Theron landed in Venice to attend a photocall for The Burning Plain at the Piazzale del Casino. "I was negotiating with myself non-stop, and I'm still not happy with the outcome," Theron joked when asked about pulling double duty as both star and executive producer of the emotional film. "I'm very disappointed with my executive producer skills when it comes to paying me as an actress."