Updated: Wed, 01 May 2013 14:15:00 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
Cannes Film Festival - Jury Presidents

Steven Spielberg (2013)



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Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg heads up the jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, nearly 40 years after his feature debut Sugarland Express premiered at the festival in 1974. His sci-fi blockbuster E.T. also premiered at the festival in 1982.

Spielberg said in a statement, "For over six decades, Cannes has served as a platform for extraordinary films to be discovered and introduced to the world for the first time. It is an honour and a privilege to preside over the jury of a festival that proves, again and again, that cinema is the language of the world."

Join us as we look back at previous holders of this most prestigious of roles.

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