Emmanuelle Riva co-stars in the French film Amour, which won the festival's Palme d'Or. La Festival de Cannes hide caption

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Doc Watson performs at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 1, 2009. Rick Diamond/Staff/Getty Images Entertainment hide caption

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Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom opened the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. He received Academy Award nominations for The Royal Tenenbaums and Fantastic Mr. Fox. Niko Tavernise/Focus Features hide caption

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Tom Perrotta is the author of several novels, including Election and Little Children. Mark Ostow/Courtesy Tom Perrotta hide caption

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In Porgy and Bess, David Alan Grier plays the drug dealer Sporting Life, a role closely associated with Sammy Davis Jr. and Cab Calloway. Courtesy of the American Repertory Theater hide caption

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Sacha Baron Cohen plays Admiral General Aladeen, the authoritarian, anti-Semitic and unexpectedly sympathetic protagonist of The Dictator. Melinda Sue Gordon/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Donna Summer, pictured above in 1976, died Thursday at age 63. She had cancer. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexican author Carlos Fuentes poses for a photo after a news conference in Mexico City on March 12. Fuentes died Tuesday at a hospital in Mexico City. He was 83. Alexandre Meneghini/AP hide caption

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