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In pictures: Star Wars Cannes premiere
George Lucas, Samuel L Jackson, Natalie Portman and Ian McDiarmid
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George Lucas and his cast - Samuel L Jackson, Natalie Portman and Ian McDiarmid - posed for the cameras at the world premiere of Revenge of the Sith in Cannes.
Darth Vader
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Guests were greeted by the sight of Darth Vader and his foot soldiers..
Stormtroopers
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...while Stormtroopers kept the banks of photographers in check.
Natalie Portman and Samuel L Jackson
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Natalie Portman, sporting a new look, and Samuel L Jackson play Padme and Jedi Mace Windu in the final instalment of the saga.
Elsa Pataky
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Spanish actress Elsa Pataky graced the red carpet for the premiere, one of the glitziest events of the Cannes Film Festival.
Eva Longoria
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Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria was without her TV co-stars as she lent her support to the Star Wars cast.
Michael Madsen
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Reservoir Dogs actor Michael Madsen was also in Cannes for the big premiere.
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Young French actor Jean-Baptiste Maunier, who starred in the Oscar-nominated Les Choristes, was accompanied on the red carpet by a Stormtrooper.
Sharon Stone
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Sharon Stone, in town to promote Basic Instinct 2, monopolised much of the photographers' time when she made her grand entrance.



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