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Dern, Bejo takes top acting honors at Cannes

May 26, 2013

YellowBrix

By JAKE COYLE

CANNES, France - Bruce Dern has taken best actor and Berenice Bejo has landed best actress at the Cannes Film Festival.

The 76-year-old Dern stars in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" as an aging, alcoholic on a road trip with his son, played by Will Forte.

Bejo, the "Artist" actress, won for her performance in Asghar Farhadi's "The Past." She plays a single mother balancing an ex-husband and a fiance.

The awards were chosen by a nine-member jury headed by Steven Spielberg.

Said Spielberg: "We crossed the world through these films."

The 12-day Cannes Film Festival is drawing to a close Sunday night with an award ceremony before a screening of the South African drama "Zulu."

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