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Diane Kruger May Have to Get Tattoo After Losing Cannes Bet to 'Into the Fade' Director

Kruger, who won best actress in Cannes on Sunday, apparently bet Fatih Akin the movie would never screen at the festival.

Diane Kruger might be taking more home from Cannes than just an award. 

The German star, who won best actress at the French film festival on Sunday for her performance in Into the Fade, may also have to to make room for some ink.

According to Into the Fade director Fatih Akin, Kruger made a bet with him months ago that their film would never make it to competition in Cannes, much less win an award. If it did, Kruger agreed she’d get a traditional anchor tattoo, done in Akin’s home town of Hamburg, Germany.

Speaking to AFP, Akin said he planned to hold Kruger to the bet and already has a tattoo studio in mind.

“It’s not far from where I live (in Hamburg). There’s good!” the director said.

While an anchor tat might not match Kruger’s stylish image, it’s perfectly suited to the character she plays in Into the Fade: a tough streetwise mother and wife who vows revenge after her family is ¬†brutally murdered in a neo-Nazi terrorist attack.


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