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Hereafter, actor Cecile de France

17 Responses to “Hereafter, actor Cecile de France”

  1. LexG says:

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

    I kept wondering if Clint cast her because he’s a really big HAUTE TENSION fan.

    Awesome actress and AWESOME MOVIE.

    HEREAFTER POWER.

  2. LexG says:

    Oh, my GOD.

    She is CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARMING.

    Her accent is SEXY and she is SO FETCHING.

    LOOK AT HER.

  3. sanj says:

    DP – any chance of doing more DP/30 with her ?

    her next 2 movies are made in Europe so unless they
    land over here and make a ton of money i’m guessing
    no more US interviews for at least another year or two.

    is she the French version of Sandra Bullock ?

  4. LexG says:

    Sanj is the funniest communication-barrier poster since Chucky in Jersey.

  5. rdb says:

    redacted.

  6. MS. DE FRANCE, YOU ARE ADORABLE , SWEET ,CUTE,PRETTY, VERY VERY SEXY, YOU HAVE A FACE THAT IS SO NATURAL AND I LOVED YOU HARI AND ESPECIALLY YOUR WARM EYES, NOSE LIPS. AND YOU BRIGHT CLEAN FACE THE GIRL NEXT DOOR . I LOVE YOU IN THE HEAREAFTER AND I THINK YOU WERE THE ENTIRE MOVIEI LOVE WHEN YOU SPEAK FRENCH BUT EVEN MORE SO WHENYOU SPEAK ENGLISH WITH A FREANCH ACENT. YOU SHOULD WIN THE OSCAR. I DID LIKE YOUR COLOR HAIR IN THE MOVIE BETTER THEN THE BLONDE LOOK THE MOVIE TOUCH OUR HEARTS AND PEOPLE IN THE MOVIE WWERE CRYING. I WISH I COULD HAVE SEEN MORE OF YOU AND MATT AT THE END OF THE MOVIE IT SEEMED TO JUST SUDDENLY STOP AND I WANTED MORE. THANK YOU DETECTIVE JULIUS WESTFALL NYCPD RETIRED I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A NICE PICTURE OF YOU IF YOU DON’T MIND ADDRESS 1308 MONARCH CT WINNABOW NC 28479 TEL # 1910 383 3102

  7. yancyskancy says:

    Julius, I thought YESTERDAY was International Caps Lock Day.

  8. Stephan Barkan says:

    Just watched the interview on this site with the actress Cecil De France and couldn’t help but notice the striking resemblance she bears to Marily Monroe. Particularly in the eyes and eyebrows and a few profile shots where she turns her head. There is a resemblance also in the mouth area and the way she occasionaly licked her lips or the way her mouth moved. Her eyes also have a kind of smiley expression to them very similar to Monroe. Put a blond platinum wig on her and I think she would be a perfect recreation and a perfect person to cast if ever a film were made on Monroe’s life. Has anyone else noticed the same thing or was it just me?

  9. Stephan Barkan says:

    I am glad that somebody thought this film was awesome besides me. It does drag along in parts but I think this was only because we expect there to be more dramatic highlights and Eastwood just lets these three stories unravel in a kind of slow and matter of factly kind of way. Once you accept this, the film becomes more engrossing. It’s a little bit more demanding than his previous films but well worth watching. While I sat in the movie theater watching it, there was a couple behind me who commented to each other, “where is this film going?” They didn’t stick it out and walked out before the film ended but at the end there were a few people who applauded the film. Whatever, this film stayed with me for days afterwards whereas a lot of films don’t do that for me.

  10. jasmine says:

    Cecile de France is truly beautiful in Hereafter.
    She has great sex appeal, feminiity, grace and vulnerability. Most American movie stars lack these features. I am looking forward to seeing more of her.

  11. Edward DiLiddo says:

    I just saw “Hereafter” last night (New Year’s Eve!). I have never even heard of Cecil de France before.. She just blew me away!! She a true beauty (in the classic movie star sense..she reminds me of Sophia Loren) and a very good actor. I loved the French speaking scenes in the movie. I could listen to her speak it for hours! Soooo sexy!! I’ll be keeping an eye on her career now. She is a true and unique talent!

  12. Michel Lux says:

    I just want to mention that Cecile De France, altough her name might give the impression, is not a FRENCH but a BELGIAN citizen, born in Namur, South BELGIUM (French speaking region).

    This said, I think she’s a great actor and she was just excellent in this movie!!

  13. Dave Aaron says:

    She is ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATING!!! That beautiful voice and face.A natural fabulous woman-and a very good actress. LOVE HER MADLY XXXXXXXXXXXX

  14. Ron D. says:

    I just watched “HEREAFTER” and completely fell in love with Ms Cecile de France .I don’t know if I read somewhere that you are Gay good for the girls bad for me , I don’t mind gay people , I wouldn’t want to come across like that I love everyone until they give me a reason not to , I’m not one to be shy about my feelings , Ms.de France you were perfect in that film , I loved everything about you , and I would love to speak to you , deritis19145@aol.com , JUST WISHING for a Miracle , You again are …WOW.

  15. Geoff says:

    Oh my! This movie caught my attention in coming attractions months ago. I saw it recently and I was instantly glued to it by the screen presence of Cecile De France. This young lady is quite a talent and an extremely unique one at that. I gotta say that I can’t remember the last time or even ever that I was so taken by an actor. I can’t help but express how unbelievably attractive and impressionable she really is. She possesses a look that is just ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! I will certainly follow her career, to whatever country it takes her!!

  16. Mary B says:

    I have not seen the movie yet. I just ran accross a picture my cousin had sent me when they were filming Hereafter in Maui. My cousin (rest his soul) was an extra when they were running down the street. I need to see the movie so I can see my cousin in his hour of fame. He passed away shortly after the filming. He had told me that Clint Eastwood is a very very nice person. He also was so excited to meet Cecile De France. God Bless you all…

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