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Diane Discusses “Welcome to Marwen” and Hollywood’s Endless Nazi Movies

Diane sat down with Vulture to discuss her latest film, Welcome to Marwen. During the conversation with Vulture, Diane discussed her favourite villains, being tired of being offered Nazi movies and the only joke she tells at parties, and how her bunnies punished her Barbie dolls.

I imagine life has to be interesting for a contemporary German actor when there is never a shortage of American movies about Nazis.
[Long sigh] I’ve been offered so many Nazi roles. You couldn’t believe. And I’ve never really wanted to do it. I’ll only do it if it’s more obtuse. Like with Marwen. Same with Inglourious Basterds. I never had any desire to be in that kind of movie to be honest, for obvious reasons, and I feel like it’s been done to death. How many movies do we need to see about that? That’s just my opinion. But watch, next year I’ll be in more Nazi movies, I’m sure.

Yes, dredging up a painful national history for work. There will likely be more movies about WWII and Nazis in the future, considering what’s happening here in the States. I think we’re sometimes afraid to make movies about contemporary Nazis because we don’t have a clear lens for interpreting them yet. And we’d have to own them as our own. Welcome to Marwen does that, though.
There have already been so many great movies done about that time in the past, though. What more do we need to say about that time?

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“Welcome to Marwen” Critics Reviews

Diane’s latest film, Welcome to Marwen hits theatres tomorrow, December 21st. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, Welcome to Marwen follows the true story of Mark Hogancamp, a man struggling with PTSD who, after having his memory erased from being physically assaulted, creates a fictional village to ease his trauma. The film stars Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monáe and Gwendoline Christie. Take a look below at what the critic’s early reviews are saying about the project:

Empire Online – A genuine oddity, Welcome To Marwen may not hit the emotional highs but mixes high-concept fun with a sincere attempt to describe trauma in an original visceral way. And [Robert] Zemeckis’ filmmaking remains exemplary. It doesn’t completely work, but it’s a studio picture that swings for the fences. And in this day and age, that is to be applauded.

Rolling Stone – Everything is over-scaled for the wow factor, and while i’ts easy to admire the handiwork of [Robert] Zemeckis and his tech crew, they seem to be admiring it, too — while losing track of the story’s humane core in the process. Welcome to Marwen isn’t hack work; there are ideas buried beneath its high-gloss surface and relentless uplift. But good luck trying to dig them out.

The Globe and MailWelcome to Marwen is the ultimate Robert Zemeckis movie. This is not intended as a compliment. The film – not quite comedy, not quite drama, but definitely indigestible – finds Zemeckis embracing his worst late-career indulgences.

IndieWire – In trying to celebrate the healing powers of art, Zemeckis has created a sometimes fun, often morbidly compelling, and always ill-advised testament to the ways in which those healing powers can create problems of their own. For all of its CGI wizardry, the drama of Welcome to Marwen winds up feeling as artificially manufactured as the miniature figurines who bring it to life.

Diane Reveals Her Holiday Plans

The holiday season is turning out to be extra merry and bright for Diane Kruger.

Less than two months after welcoming her first child with Norman Reedus, the Hollywood actress will be able to experience her first Christmas as a mom.

But instead of planning an elaborate trip or over-the-top celebration, Diane’s plans are a bit simpler.

“I’m just going to be home,” she shared with E! News’ Erin Lim exclusively at the premiere of Welcome to Marwen. “It’s my baby’s first Christmas so I just really want to be on a couch with her and my man and just realize how bloody lucky I am.”

“It’s a great moment of joy. We have a lot to be thankful for. It’s been a wonderful year,” she told E! News. “What’s exciting is to start your own [traditions] and anything is possible and as long as my home is happy and light and positive, it doesn’t matter.”

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Diane Reveal the Gender of Her New Baby

Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus are the proud parents of a baby girl.

While promoting her new drama Welcome to Marwen, the German-American actress, 42, opened up to Extra about the couple’s new addition, saying, “She’s very little, but I’m tired. I feel like a superhero right now.”

Calling motherhood a “very rewarding experience” thus far, Kruger — who rocks a turquoise ‘do in her new flick — said it would be an “easy yes” if her daughter ever requested to dye her own hair a fun color.

“Go for it — I wish my mom would have allowed me to do that,” she revealed. (Source)

Chanel’s 2018/2019 Metiers d’Art Show

Chanel presented their 2018/2019 Metiers d’Art Show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Diane attended the runway show wearing a beautiful black gown with sheer sleeves. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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Versace 2018/2019 Pre-Fall Fashion Show

Diane made her first public appearance since the birth of her first child earlier this week. Alongside her partner, Norman Reedus, Diane attended the Versace 2018/2019 Pre-Fall Fashion Show in New York City. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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Diane and Norman Reedus Welcome First Child Together

Congratulations are in order! People magazine has reported that Diane and boyfriend, Norman Reedus have welcome their first child together.

People.com — Diane Kruger is a mom!

The German-American actress and her boyfriend, The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus, have welcomed their first child together, PEOPLE confirms.

No other details — including baby’s sex, name or birth date — are known.

While the new baby is the first child for Kruger, 42, Reedus is also a dad to 19-year-old son Mingus Lucien, his only child with ex Helena Christensen.

Reps for the couple have not commented on the new addition.

“Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy” Early TIFF Reviews

Diane’s upcoming film, Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy made it’s world premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend. The film closed the annual festival with the film’s stars, Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern hitting the red carpet. Take a look below at what the critic’s early reviews are saying about the project:

The Hollywood Reporter – A lot more than heart is lacking in the plodding, psychologically anemic script Kelly co-wrote with Savannah Knoop, based on her memoir about being drawn into the scandal that fooled book critics and readers alike in the early 2000s. For a movie about what’s going on under the elaborately staged surface, it’s pretty much all surface, right down to its shallow observations about gender fluidity, queer identity and the creative freedom of the alternate persona.

Slash Films – Dern and Stewart are so inspiring together that it’s a damn shame the rest of the film can’t match them. I kept waiting for Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy to pick up as it unfolded; to settle into the right groove. It never happened. Instead, Dern and Stewart are forced to carry the entire film on their shoulders. Kruger is quite good as Eva, although at times the character trips into parody mode. Jim Sturgess gets lost in the shuffle as Savannah’s brother/Laura’s husband. And Courtney Love makes a brief impression in an extended cameo as a film producer. But really, this is Dern and Stewart’s show. Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy is worth seeing for them alone. Pity the rest of the film comes up short.

The Film Stage – Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy is less concerned in issues of authorship and authenticity than Author was, and that’s a key distinction. Instead, this film works to establish a real emotional link between Savannah, Laura, and the audience. The hugely talented Kelly nails it. Yet the aforementioned air of over-familiarity is impossible to overcome. It keeps Jeremiah from ever approaching greatness, but while the film may not count as a complete success, the performances are worthy of great praise.

The Playlist – his alluring story is given a rather standard treatment from director Kelly. Feeling stilted and steeped in uninspired biopic tropes, Kelly’s film never comes close to an inventiveness worthy of JT’s imaginative, outrageous story. “Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy” barely justifies its existence, and if you already know the basics of this tall tale, it’s not at all exciting to watch.

“Why Are We Creative?” First Trailer

Why are you creative? It’s the titular question, and it’s a good one. Why. That one word makes the question, that really makes you stop for a second and think. Our question for you is, have you ever wondered what makes your favorite creatives create? Well, if the answer to that is yes, look no further.

In the new documentary, Why Are We Creative?, filmmaker Hermann Vaske focuses on that exact question. Vaske conducts some 50 candid interviews with people such as David Bowie, Quentin Tarantino, Ai Weiwei, Björk, Wim Wenders, Philippe Stark, Yoko Ono, John Hegarty, David Lynch, Yohji Yamamoto, Damien Hirst, Angelina Jolie, Nobuyoshi Araki, Bono, Nick Cave, Neo Rauch, Stephen Hawkins, the Dalai Lama, Peter Ustinov, Marina Abramovic, Diane Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jimmy Page, Vivienne Westwood, Takeshi Kitano, and many others.

Take a look at the trailer below.

“Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy” to Close Toronto International Film Festival

Diane’s upcoming film, Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy is slated to make it’s world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

The movie, which will close out the festival, is based on the true story of Laura Albert, a writer who created the fictional persona of a young gay man named JT Leroy and wrote novels under that name. She then employed her boyfriend’s sister Savannah Knoop to portray JT in public. The story was told in a 2016 documentary, and the narrative feature is based on a memoir by Ms. Knoop. Justin Kelly directs the film, featuring Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart and Diane Kruger.

The festival runs September 6-16. For more information, go to www.tiff.net

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