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Motormouth auteur/amateur pugilist Quentin Tarantino, this year's head juror at the Cannes Film Festival, admitted to cold-cocking a security guard there in 1992. "I am trying to cleverly push my way in and all of a sudden this French guy with a tuxedo and a red bow tie pushes me in the chest. I am from Los Angeles. We have the LAPD there. These red bow tie guys don't show me anything. So I took a swing at the guy." It took five security guards to restrain him.

Five guards to take down Tarantino? This is a country ripe for another takeover.