French actor Olivier Martinez wore a black ribbon on his suit at the Hollywood premiere of his movie TAKING LIVES - to remind Americans of the importance of the terrorist attacks in Spain.

While his co-stars Angelina Jolie, Kiefer Sutherland and Ethan Hawke walked their way down the red carpet and greeted fans on Tuesday night (16MAR04), a sombre Martinez was in no mood for frivolous chat, following last week's (ends12MAR04) Madrid train bombings.

He told reporters, "I want to remind you guys that what happened in Spain is a little bit like what happened on 9/11.

"I haven't heard a lot about what happened in Spain while I've been here in America."

18/03/2004 21:18