Hey Look, Taylor Swift’s Boyfriend Joe Alwyn Is at Cannes

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: 2018 Trophee Chopard laureate Joe Alwyn attends the Trophee Chopard during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Martinez on May 14, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Anthony Ghnassia/Getty Images for Chopard)

Joe Alwyn, the actor best known for his real-life gig dating Taylor Swift, is at the Cannes Film Festival this week! Last week, he reportedly attended Swift’s Reputation tour opener in Arizona, but this week, she’s in California and he’s at France’s most prestigious celebration of the cinematic arts. Let’s check in, shall we?

Most significantly, Alwyn received the Trophee Chopard, which recognizes one up-and-coming actor and one up-and-coming actress each year. Well done, Joe—well, not quite done yet, but in the opinion of the Cannes judges, certainly coming up soon.

Hey Look, Taylor Swift's Boyfriend Joe Alwyn Is at Cannes

Also receiving the Trophee Chopard this year: Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, whom you may remember from popular BBC drama The Night Manager, where she starred opposite… Taylor Swift’s ex-boyfriend Tom Hiddleston. The newly minted Chopard laureates accompanied one another on the red carpet at last night’s screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Just imagine everything these two have to talk about!

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If you’d like to take a serious look at Alwyn’s career thus far, you can start with 2016’s money-losing Iraq war drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. If, however, you plan on becoming a dedicated Joe Alwyn fan, I hope you like period pieces: Upcoming projects include The Favourite, director Yorgos Lanthimos’s drama about palace intrigue in the reign of Queen Anne (in theaters in November), and Mary Queen of Scots, in which Alwyn will play Robert Dudley to Margot Robbie’s Queen Elizabeth I. Sort of like real life, actually.


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