Show Business: Clint, Brits And Kids at Cannes

The Riviera festival may be an art form in itself

Clint Eastwood stood in front of the Hotel du Cap's Eden Roc restaurant and surveyed this fairy-tale domain. As Bird, his bebop bio-pic of Jazzman Charlie Parker, was unspooling a few miles down the Riviera at the 41st Cannes Film Festival, Eastwood reminisced about the small indignities that beset a larger- than-life movie hero. On a trip to Cannes in 1985, his sponsors had set him up in a portside yacht near the Palais des Festivals. But the yacht's ceilings were too low to accommodate his 6-ft. 4-in. frame, even when he stooped, and Hollywood's most statesmanlike hunk endured a week's...

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