Over the weekend, The Wrap’s doyenne Sharon Waxman filed a freewheeling dispatch from the lobby of the Hotel du Cap, that outrageously expensive enclave where stars retreat after doing their business at the nearby Cannes Film Festival.
It was a sea of Hollywood–Johnny Depp, Jerry Bruckheimer, Graham King, UTA agents–as well as east coast potentates such as Harvey Weinstein and “the two-fisted punch of Hollywood gossip” (columnist Roger Friedman, New York publicist Peggy Siegal). But the funniest bit involved Henry Winkler‘s son Max and director Spike Jonze:
Winkler tells Jonze that he is often mistaken for him. In fact, he recounts an amazing story in which he met Dustin Hoffman and talked movie projects with him for 45 minutes. The entire time Hoffman thought he was talking to Jonze. Oh well.
Jonze finds this hilarious and admits that he is sometimes mistaken for Wes Anderson. When someone tells him how much they enjoyed The Royal Tenenbaums, Jonze just smiles and says ‘thanks.’
A little later, Waxman writes that things have progressed to “the moment when the movie business is cooler than anything in the world.” A.k.a. 2:30 a.m., Hotel du Cap bellini bar, Cannes Film Festival first weekend. Bottoms up!