Cannes 2024: iconic heartthrobs return to the red carpet.

This year’s Cannes Film Festival is set to welcome back three beloved stars from the late 20th century: Demi Moore, Kevin Costner, and Richard Gere. Each of them played pivotal roles in defining the cinematic landscape of the 1980s and 1990s, captivating audiences with their charm and talent. As they prepare to grace the red carpet once again, AFP takes a look at their journey since their heyday.

Demi Moore: From “Ghost” to Cannes

At 61, Demi Moore is set to make a surprising comeback at Cannes with the slasher-horror film “The Substance,” competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or. While it’s been years since Moore last walked the Cannes red carpet, her legacy as a global star remains intact. Known for her unforgettable performances in classics like “Ghost,” “Indecent Proposal,” and “Disclosure,” Moore’s influence extended beyond the screen. Her iconic style in “Ghost,” including the famous steamy pottery scene, left an indelible mark on 1990s fashion. Despite facing personal challenges in recent years, Moore’s return to the spotlight is eagerly awaited by fans and critics alike.

Kevin Costner: The Western Maverick Returns

Kevin Costner, 69, returns to Cannes with “Horizon: An American Saga,” a testament to his enduring love for the Western genre. While Costner experienced a career resurgence with acclaimed films like “Dances With Wolves” and “The Bodyguard” in the early ’90s, he faced setbacks with high-profile flops like “Waterworld” and “The Postman.” However, Costner’s directorial prowess and his role in the hit series “Yellowstone” have reaffirmed his status as a Hollywood icon. With “Horizon,” Costner aims to reclaim his cinematic legacy and captivate audiences once again with his cinematic vision.

Richard Gere: From Hollywood Heartthrob to Activist Actor

Richard Gere, once hailed as the world’s sexiest man, returns to Cannes with “Oh, Canada,” directed by Paul Schrader. Gere’s journey from romantic lead in “Pretty Woman” to outspoken activist reflects his commitment to social causes and spiritual pursuits. Despite facing backlash for his advocacy for Tibet and China, Gere remains steadfast in using his platform for activism. His reunion with Schrader, known for “American Gigolo,” promises a compelling exploration of war and redemption. At 74, Gere continues to inspire with his passion for storytelling and advocacy for global issues.