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Cotillard Has Regret About 9/11 Remarks

She just won a best actress Oscar for playing Edith Piaf in "La Vie En Rose," but unlike the famous singer's signature tune, "Non, Je Regrette Rien," Marion Cotillard is singing a song of the opposite sentiment.

Cotillard found herself in hot water recently over comments she made in an interview last year accusing the U.S. of a 9/11 cover-up.

"Marion never intended to contest nor question the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and regrets the way old remarks have been taken out of context," her Paris-based lawyer Vincent Tolesano told the Agence France Presse.

The actress made her comments on a French television program in February 2007, saying "I think we're lied to about a number of things," including who brought down the World Trade Center.

Cotillard argued that it was an inside job, prompted by the towers becoming obsolete.

"It was a money-sucker because they were finished, it seems to me, by 1973, and to recable all that, to bring up-to-date all the technology and everything, it was a lot more expensive, that work, than destroying them," she said.


Photos: Marion Cotillard
She also added that she's not convinced the U.S. really landed a man on the moon in 1969. "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."

The interview surfaced on a French magazine Web site and has made the rounds over the Internet.

Cotillard is due in Chicago next week to begin filming "Public Enemies" opposite Johnny Depp.