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Marion Cotillard Oscars 2008
Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard has accused America of fabricating the9/11 attacks
Actress Marion Cotillard sparked a political row yesterday afteraccusing America of fabricating the 9/11 attacks.
The 32-year-old French actress, who received an Oscar last month forher performance as singer Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, openly questionedthe truth behind the terrorist atrocity in an interview broadcast ona French website.
"I think we're lied to about a number of things," Cotillard said,singling out the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center as an exampleof the US making up horror stories for political ends.
Referring to the two passenger jets being flown into the Twin Towers,Cotillard said:
"We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes. Are theyburned? They [sic] was a tower, I believe it was in Spain, whichburnt for 24 hours. It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. Andthere [in New York], in a few minutes, the whole thing collapsed."
She added that the towers, planned in the early Sixties, were anoutdated "money-sucker" that would have cost more to modernise thanto rebuild altogether, which is why they were destroyed.
She said: "It was a money-sucker because they were finished, it seemsto me, by 1973, and to re-cable all that, to bring up-to-date all thetechnology and everything, it was a lot more expensive, that work,than destroying them."
Cotillard's stardom and increased earning power looked assuredfollowing her Oscar win.
But after her outburst, in which she also queried the 1969 Moonlandings, a successful future in Hollywood appears to be in jeopardy.
She said: "Did a man really walk on the Moon? I saw plenty ofdocumentaries on it, and I really wondered. And in any case I don'tbelieve all they tell me, that's for sure."
Cotillard, who was born and brought up in Paris, made the comments onParis Première - Paris Dernière, a programme broadcast a year ago.
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At the time her remarks were largely ignored, but their appearanceyesterday on the French magazine website Marianne2 comes at a timewhenCotillard's profile is sky-high.
She is shortly due to fly to Chicago to star alongside Johnny Depp inPublic Enemies, a gangster movie expected to be her first bigmoney-spinner.
Cotillard's film career began in Luc Besson's 1998 film Taxi - a hugehit in France but less so around the world.
She is slowly becoming a household name in France, in a list mostrecently topped by her close friend Audrey Tautou and previously bywomen such as Catherine Deneuve and Brigitte Bardot.
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'I think we're lied to about a number of things' Cotillard said,singling out the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center as an exampleofthe US making up horror stories for political ends
But Cotillard, who lives with actor and director Guillaume Canet,frequently tells interviewers she has no interest in money orprestige.
Denying that she had any kind of "Anglo-Saxon ambition", she said sheprefers to "choose roles which suit me".
Despite her low-key image, Cotillard is an environmental activist whoonce worked as a spokesman for Greenpeace.
News of her anti-Americanism comes as Franco-American relationsappearto be thawing, following Paris's refusal to show support for theinvasion of Iraq.
President Nicolas Sarkozy insists he is pro-American, even supportingso-called "Anglo-Saxon" economic reforms.

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