03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Marion Cotillard: Up Close With Oscar Nominee

Marion Cotillard's idea of a perfect way to spend an afternoon?

"Going to a museum. I love it. I think the last exhibit I saw was two years ago, here, in Santa Monica. So yeah, it has been quite a long time," she says. "I don't remember when I was home and had fun. I'm never in Paris. I haven't been in Paris in so long."

She can blame her breakthrough performance as legendary French singer Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, which has transformed the delicate French character actress into an awards circuit darling. And though all the attention is a bit jarring, Cotillard, 32, isn't complaining.

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