Uma Thurman Named Cannes Un Certain Regard Jury President

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Uma Thurman Named as Cannes Un Certain Regard Jury President

Uma Thurman has been tapped to preside over this year’s Cannes Un Certain Regard jury, the festival announced Friday.

The actress was a member of the main competition jury fronted by Robert De Niro in 2011.

“In a career spanning more than 20 years, the American actress has made some daring choices and enjoyed taking risks… Whether playing crazy, sexy or dominant, the woman whose namesake is the Hindu goddess of beauty and light has definitely entered the pantheon of movie greats, with several of her scenes attaining cult status,” the festival said in a statement.

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Thurman starred in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1994, as well as both volumes of “Kill Bill,” which were presented at the festival.

She’s soon set to work with Cannes favorite Lars Von Trier on his next project, “The House That Jack Built.” Thurman last collaborated with him on “Nymphomaniac.”

The Un Certain Regard sidebar has yet to reveal its lineup. Pedro Almodovar will preside over this year’s main competition.

The 70th edition the Cannes Film Festival takes place May 17-18.

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