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(From Guardian Unlimited)
Robert De Niro has been announced as jury president for this year's Cannes film festival. The Oscar-winning actor will head a panel of industry professionals appointed to decide which film takes the coveted Palme d'Or award, among many others.
"The Cannes film festival is a rare opportunity for me," De Niro said. "It is one of the oldest and one of the best [film festivals] in the world."
De Niro, now 67, has starred in two Palme d'Or winners, Taxi Driver and The Mission . He also won Oscars for his roles in The Godfather: Part II and …