Hollywood Current Affairs - 2020

French actor Louis Jourdan passes away

French actor Louis Jourdan has passed away on 14 February 2015 in Los Angeles, United States. He was 93.

He was best known for his role in the multi-Oscar winning musical film Gigi of 1958 .

About Louis Jourdan

Louis Jourdan was born on 19 June 1921 in Marseilles, France.

He began his acting career in French films and later acted in the Hollywood films. He is often described himself as Hollywood’s French cliche.

His early career in France was interrupted by Second World War as he had refused to star in Nazi propaganda films and joined the resistance.

He was best known for his suave roles in several Hollywood films, including The Paradine Case (1947), Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948), Gigi (1958), The Best of Everything (1959), The V.I.P.s (1963) and Octopussy (1983).

Jourdan had sang title tune of film Gigi which had won the Oscar for best song in 1958. Film Gigi had dominated the 1959 Academy Awards by winning nine Oscars, a record at the time.

His also had played evil villains role in many films including in the 1983 Bond film Octopussy.

In 2010 he was given France’s top civilian award, the Legion D’Honneur.

George Clooney marries his lady love

George Clooney considered to be the most eligible bachelor in Hollywood has married his British Lady love Amal Alamuddin, a British human rights attorney. They tied the knot in a private ceremony at Venice. The wedding has been much awaited in the international media circles since a long time. The venue came naturally to Clooney who has been frequently visiting the place on film festivals and also owns a villa north of Milan. The paparazzi have been gathering at Venice to get the best glimpses of the much awaited nuptials. The couple was last pictured together as bachelors cruising the sun-bathed waters of Venice ahead of their wedding.

The wedding took place in a star-studded bash at the Aman Canal Grande Venice resort which is housed in Palazzo Papadopoli. Clooney who had arrived at a motorboat to the bash at the resort was seen sipping champagne with his friends to celebrate the great moment of his life. The stars who had adorned the occasion were Cindy Crawford, Bill Murray, Matt Damon and Bono.

George Clooney is one of the most popular faces of Hollywood and a very responsible actor. He has also two Oscars to his name. The actor has also shown considerable compassion for human rights causes especially in Darfur crisis in Sudan. The couple had met on related work assignments as Lebanese-born Amal has dealt with some really high-profile cases. She has served as defending lawyer for Julian Assange of Wikileaks and former Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
The wedding which was long awaited by the star-watchers made a great flutter on the social media as well.