Sofia CoppolaOscar-winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola (Lost In Translation) is furious with french actor Alain Delon after he used her offer of a role in upcoming movie for his own publicity.  My question is: is she ever happy? I've yet to see her smile.

Coppola thought Delon was the perfect actor to play monarch Louis XV in her third feature Marie-Antoinette, but eventually settled on American actor Rip Torn after Delon said no.

A source told Page Six, that the actor led her to believe she could talk him into accepting the role. He invited her to see him in a play, and talked backstage afterward where there were two photographers waiting to take pictures of her and Delon, before going out to dinner. The next morning, the photos of her and Delon appeared in the papers having been "obviously pre-planned," with captions saying that Delon had refused Coppola's offer.

Delon says that he can't be in a movie where he has to wear a wig, but that he would do "any contemporary movie she offered him."

Coppola is currently shooting the film in France staring Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman (her cousin) and Rip Torn.
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