The 48-year-old Australian-born actor, who played Rictus Erectus, a 7-foot-tall muscular brute, in George Miller's 2015 dystopian film, says it was a huge movie with a lot of violence and fight scenes but didn't give him as much scope to do action sequences
The jury, with four women and four men around Cannes Film Festival president George Miller, is one of the "most feminine" in the film festival's 69-year history. The festival has been attempting to improve its equality credentials in recent years after long being accused of being a "boys' club"
Alejandro G. Inarritu picked up the Best Director trophy for The Revenant at the 88th Academy Awards on February 28. This is Mr Inarritu's second consecutive win after last year's Birdman. Other nominated in the category were Adam McKay, George Miller, Lenny Abrahamson and Tom McCarthy
Hollywood elite is looking forward to the usual sparkling night of celebration, with survival epic The Revenant leading the charge for golden statuettes. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's The Revenant is the overall frontrunner, with 12 nominations, followed by George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road with 10