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Nicole Kidman and Ang Lee join starry Cannes jury

April 24. 2013 10:38AM
Associated Press

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2013 file photo Austrian actor Christoph Waltz arrives for the German premiere of the movie "Django Unchained" in Berlin, Germany. The Cannes Film Festival has announced Wednesday April 24, 2013 the starriest lineup in years for this 2013’s competition jury that includes academy award-winners Nicole Kidman, Christopher Waltz and Ang Lee. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)

(AP) The Cannes Film Festival announced its most Hollywood-heavy jury lineup in years Wednesday, with a list that includes Oscar winners Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz and Ang Lee.

Hollywood veteran Steven Spielberg will lead 2013's jury that will also include Romanian director Cristian Mungiu, who won the festival's prize for best screenplay in 2012 for "Beyond The Hills"; French actor Daniel Auteuil; Indian actress Vidya Balan; Scottish director Lynne Ramsay; and Japanese director Naomi Kawase.

They'll decide which of the 19 films in competition will win the coveted Palme d'Or award, the French Riviera festival's top accolade. The prize will be awarded on May 26.

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