Marion Cotillard backs 9/11 conspiracy theories
French actress Marion Cotillard poses with her Oscar last week.
French actor Marion Cotillard says America fabricated the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The 32-year-old actor, who last month won an Oscar for her rendition of signer Edith Piaf in the movie La Vie En Rose, questioned the veracity of the 2001 attacks in a radio interview that has only recently come to light, the Daily Mail has stated.
"I think we're lied to about a number of things," Cotillard said, singling out 9/11 as an example of the US making up horror stories for political ends.
Referring to the two passenger jets that were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Centre, Cotillard said:
"We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes. Are they burned? They was [sic] a tower, I believe it was in Spain, which burnt for 24 hours.
"It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. And there [in New York], in a few minutes, the whole thing collapsed."
She also suggested the twin towers were destroyed because they were outdated "money-suckers" that would have cost more to pull down then to illicitly destroy.
"It was a money-sucker because they were finished, it seems to me, by 1973, and to re-cable 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.
The comments may cast a pall over what many have recently suggested was a promising career in the US film industry.
She also questioned the US Moon landing during the interview, recorded last year on the French radio program Paris Premiere - Paris Derniere.
"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," she said.