25 December 2013 2:02 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

At 19, Adèle Exarchopoulos made history at the Cannes Film Festival. Every year, Cannes awards its highest honor, the Palme d’Or, to the director of the winning film. This year, jury president Steven Spielberg switched up the game by not only awarding the award to “Blue is the Warmest Color” director Abdellatif Kechiche, but also to the film’s two stars -- Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux. That’s how unforgettable Exarchopoulos is in her first lead role onscreen. To read our full Awards Season Spotlight of Exarchopoulos, now 20, head over Here. There you'll also find an original portrait of the actress. Exarchopoulos is among the 16 actors and directors we're featuring over the next eight weeks with original photography by Daniel Bergeron and video shot by our partners at Movies On Demand. »

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