GRAND CANAL ENTRANCES
What better way to ensure copious press coverage for your new film than with a statement arrival? And turning up by boat to the Venice Film Festival would have to rule the waves, rivalled only by picture ops at that other seaside film festival—cannes.
Since its inception in 1932, Venice—the world’s longestrunning film festival—has lured many a Hollywood star to make a glitzy appearance. For this year’s constellation, see p. 28.
1955 Why not? British actress Diana Dors steered a gondola in a mink bikini. 2013 George Clooney took the wheel, piloting Gravity co-star Sandra Bullock (far left) around the Venetian waterways. 2004 Jada Pinkett Smith was the rose between thorns—and Collateral co-stars—tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx.
1966 En route to a screening of The Wild Angels, Peter Fonda caught a ride with sister Jane.
2016 Now that’s an Arrival— for the film’s co-stars Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner.
2001 Nicole Kidman arrived in style to promote Moulin Rouge!