Launching a film he funded, produced and starred in meant that Brad Pitt may have needed all the support he could get.
And Angelina Jolie, 35, stood proudly by her man as he attended the premiere of his new cinematic venture Tree Of Life in Cannes.
The brunnette beauty had pulled out all the stops for the launch.
Stunning in a chocolate-hued, side-ruched Versace Atelier gown, she held the 47-year-old's hand as he prepared for the first viewing of the film.
Earlier in the day, it had been met with a divided reaction when shown to the press.
An art house movie, it tells the story of three brothers living in 1950s suburbia.
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