Crowe and Blanchett at Cannes

Last night Russell Crowe’s “Robin Hood” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in true Hollywood glamour.

However, a second premiere took place in the tales hometown of Nottingham, Britain. It's believed that the remake of the "Robin Hood" will boost tourism in the area by up to ten percent.

Sadly, 72-year-old, director, Ridley Scott, could not be present for the world premier due to a knee injury.

Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow and, young French starlet, Lea Seydoux, the stars of the film, all turned out in wonderful style to meet their anxious fans on the red carpet.

The Cannes traditional opening ceremony introduced this year’s judging panel for the festival.

President of the jury Tim Burton was introduced with his own Merry Men; Kate Beckinsale, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Alberto Barbera, Emmanuel Carrere, Benicio Del Toro, Victor Erice, Alexandre Desplat and Shekhar Kapur.

Russell Crowe then took to the stage and apologized for Ridley Scotts notable absence. Following the Irish Australian star, Cate Blanchett greeted the crowd in French.

Cate Blanchett’s gown was a topic of discussion. The amazing dress was the design of the late, great fashion designer Alexander McQueen who committed suicide recently.

It is rumored that McQueen chose this dress especially for Blanchett a short time before his death.