Fear the Beard:GQ catches up with Tom Hardy (of Inception fame) at Cannes to talk beefing up, kicking crack and his personal style, but somehow manages to skirt the issue of the furry elephant in the room: that chin-fro. [GQ]
Winning Time: An NHL Hall of Famer reflects on the House finale, Steve Jobs and what they’ve taught us about being winners. [Grantland]
Polanski, Kingsley and Bonham Carter: File this three-minute short under “the wonderfully offbeat things that only happen in Cannes.” [T Magazine]
Hey Mickey: Hypebeast gives us a heads-up and preview of CNBC’s upcoming J.Crew documentary. [Hypebeast]
As you may have heard, Roman Polanski was arrested this weekend at the Zurich Film Festival, as part of an extradition planned by L.A. prosecutors. It’s a remarkable moment, for anyone who had grown used to Polanski’s French exile. Without defending the man, or appealing to traumatic life or his work as an excuse, it’s remarkable how much desire there still is in the L.A. prosecuter’s office to finally bring him to sentencing.
Fame works very differently in 2009 than it did in 1977, but a celebrity trial is still a celebrity trial. And if there’s one in the offing, not even 30 years and 6000 miles will stop it.
Perfume ads have been teetering on the brink of self-parody since the famous black-and-white spots of the mid-80s, but things may have reached a new level. This still is from an ad for a new perfume called Greed, which does not exist. Or, more specifically, it’s from an ad for an ad for Greed, directed by Roman Polanski and starring Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams, which will be hitting the internet next week.