When the 64th Cannes Film Festival takes off in May, Robert De Niro will be front and center at the event as he has been named president of the jury. This will be his third time at the head of the jury and as his statement explains, he's thrilled to be apart of the committee again. He says:
“The Cannes Film Festival is a rare opportunity for me, as it is one of the oldest and one of the best in the world. Having served as president of the jury in the 80s twice, I know this isn’t an easy task for me or my fellow jury members, but I’m very honored and happy to head the jury for this year’s … Festival.”
The head of Cannes and the Cecil B. DeMille Award? You're having a good 2011 so far, Bobby!
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