As theCannes Film Festivalwinds down,we regular people back in the States are starting to hear about the performances that'll be stunning us when they hit screens here.(And byregular people,I of course mean anyone who is not Blake Lively,specificallyBlake Lively at Cannes).Here are the female performances already sparking Oscar talk by the sea:
Jessica Chastain and Jess Weixler inThe Disappearance of Eleanor RigbyYes,that's Robin the investigator,Good Wifefans.She and Chastain—along with James McAvoy—headline this romance story told in three separate films from three separate perspectives: "Him," "Her," and "Them." (Them is the version that will be released in the U.S.) But wait,it gets better: Chastain and Weixlerare real-life BFFswho met at Juilliard and then lived in Santa Monica,Calif.,together.
Julianne Moore inMaps to the StarsMoore pays a past-her-prime actress in this drama about the dark side of Hollywood from David Cronenberg that costars Mia Wasikowska,John Cusack,and Robert Pattinson (joined by Canadian actress Sarah Gadon,who's also in the film,and Cronenberg,pictured center,above).