Hoffman and Penn shine at Cesar awards
Hollywood actors Dustin Hoffman and Sean Penn were the toast of the French movie industry on Friday (27Feb09) night - with tributes at the annual Cesar Awards.
Hoffman received a lifetime achievement award at the glittering ceremony in Paris, France while Penn was a guest of honour at the event.
Penn took to the stage to present the prestigious Best Film award to French movie Seraphine, which went on to win six more trophies including Best Actress for Yolande Moreau.
The Milk star's own movie, In The Wild, was nominated in the Best Foreign Film category, but lost out to Israeli animated documentary Waltz With Bashir.
The night's other big winner was gangster film Mesrine which landed three trophies, including Best Actor for Vincent Cassel and Best Director for Jean-Francois Richet.
French school drama Entre les murs (The Class) - which won the Cannes film festival in 2008 - was lauded with the Cesar for Best Adaptation.
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