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Vincent Lindon in Paris

Celebrities, style, and substance--made in France

I was having breakfast at Le Sélect, a famous Left Bank cafe in Paris, when I noticed Vincent Lindon seating at the terrasse. I started to think about celebrity, comparing France’s politics of fame with those of the U.S. How do celebrities handle frontality in public here? They don’t, apparently. The French love celebrity, but they generally don’t think of movie actors as celebrities. Johnny ... more >