Oscar Winner Is 9/11 Doubter

French Oscar winner sees a conspiracy to burn the building and pass it off as a terrorist attack.
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2008 9:33 PM CST
A reproduction of a photograph of the World Trade Center twin towers with an message is posted on a a fence adjacent to ground zero in Lower Manhattan, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, in New York. New York...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – In year-old video just now resurfacing, best-actress Oscar winner Marion Cotillard says she doesn't believe the "official story" of  the 9/11 attacks—and she's not sure the moon landing was real, either, the Telegraph reports. In a TV interview, the French star of La Vie en Rose speculates that the World Trade Center towers were so outdated that their destruction was engineered and passed off as a terrorist attack, since it would be cheaper than trying to renovate.

Central to her theory is that other towers hit by planes haven't burned down or collapsed.
For good measure, the 32-year-old Cotillard, who also won a Golden Globe for playing Edith Piaf,  casts a skeptical eye on the moon landing: "Did a man really walk on the moon? I saw plenty of documentaries on it, and I really wondered. And in any case I don’t believe all they tell me, that’s for sure." Cotillard is an environmental activist, and is due to start filming Public Enemies with Johnny Depp.