Big Shots

For a week each May, Hollywood descends upon the French Riviera for the ultraglam Cannes Film Festival. Here, your invitation-only access.

August 10, 2012 12:00 PM

Mads Mikkelsen

Danish star Mads Mikkelsen–known for roles in Casino Royale and Clash of the Titans–won this year's Best Actor award for his role in The Hunt.

Cannes is: "The mecca of all film dreams." Best part: "It's never a calm year or an average year–it's always crazy."

Worst part: "It only lasts a couple weeks, and you spend a year's salary staying there."