Diane Kruger may have to get a tattoo after losing a bet with her director

If I’ve learned one thing in my life, it’s never make a bet that results in a permanent reminder of loss. Heck, I’ve never even wagered a haircut. Apparently, Diane Kruger has never lost a bet before, or she hasn’t learned to wager correctly. The 40-year-old actress made a bet with the director of her latest film, Into the Fade, Fatih Akin. Diane wagered that the film would not make the competition at the prestigious annual film festival. If she lost the bet, she agreed to get an anchor inked on herself.

To Diane’s surprise (or if she really wanted an anchor tattoo), the film not only competed at Cannes, but won Diane the Best Actress award. Diane accepted her award looking radiant in a black gown by Jonathan Simkhai and posted a photo on Instagram thanking the designer and her hairstylist, as actresses tend to do.

Thank you to @perrinerougemonthair for always being by my side and @jonathansimkhai for the dress @chopard ❤️

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The messages from well-wishers came quickly. Her former beau, Joshua Jackson, posted a congratulatory message on Instagram, adding “Yes she Cannes. Having witnessed the integrity and dedication that you bring to every job, I’m over the moon to see you getting the recognition you deserve. Only question is what took ’em so long! Congratulations, Josh #dianekruger.”

Current beau Norman Reedus also posted a sweet message on social media, sharing a photo of Diane in Cannes with the simple caption “YESSSSS ♥️♥️♥️” Yep, spoken as only Daryl Dixon could have said it.

YESSSSS ♥️♥️♥️

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Future tattoo notwithstanding, her role in Into the Fade, that of a woman struggling to pick up the pieces of her life after losing her family during a Neo-Nazi terrorist attack, meant a lot to the actress. She told PEOPLE that “When we were shooting the film, my grandmother and my stepdad passed away in the same year, so I was feeling a lot of grief.” She added that the film “is probably the most personal movie I’ve made.”

After hearing about Diane’s personal connection to the film, the anchor tattoo kind of makes sense. Of course, she’s not going to be able to back out now, as her director, Faith, has already got a tattoo studio in mind, telling the Agence France-Presse that “It’s not far from where I live (in Hamburg). There’s good!” Hope you get it someplace inconspicuous, Diane!

70th Cannes Film Festival - In The Fade (Aus dem Nichts) - Photocall

70th annual Cannes Film Festival - amFAR Gala - Arrivals

70th Cannes Film Festival - Closing Ceremony

70th Cannes Film Festival - Closing Ceremony

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  1. amazingamy says:

    Honestly, she is quite unremarkable as actress. She only good when her role is meaty and got good director. But congratz for your win even i felt actress from Loveless, Gentle Creature, Child actress of Wonderstruck, Beguiled ensemble deserved it more

    • elle says:

      I would have bet against her as well. I must admit that she looks fantastic in this photos.

    • kibbles says:

      I remember seeing her in Joyeux Noel over a decade ago, but have not seen any of her movies since then. Always wondered how she became a fairly well-known name in the USA since I rarely see her on film. I mostly know of her from gossip sites when they discuss her relationships or fashion. I also believe that her popularity has helped her more than her acting skill, but I’ll have to watch Into the Fade to decide if she deserved this award.

  2. Snowpea says:

    Kruger has the X factor. I love her. She makes me want to be more stylish, more European, more mysterious and more, er…into cucumbers 😉

  3. manda says:

    what an odd thing to bet about–was she telling the director she thought the movie sucked? I just don’t understand why you would bet against your own success like that. Is it supposed to be funny?

    • Chinoiserie says:

      Just because the film is good does not mean is going to win awards, or picked in these festivals which have a couple of people choosing so it’s matter of taste a lot. And the film can come out the wrong time if year or not get good enough campaign.