Described by directed Irvin Winkler as a 'musical love story', De-Lovely is an original musical protrait of one of the world's greatest songwriters, American composer Cole Porter.
Filled with unforgettable songs, Robbie features alongside a host of other artistes who all have their part to play in bringing Porter's music to life. Starring as the singer at the Porters' wedding, Robbie sings the classic track, It's De-Lovely.
"I'm happy with my performance," he says,"but you can't really fail with material like that. I grew up listening to this music; my dad's a big fan of Sinatra and Martina and Bing, so I know all the songs, but I never knew who wrote which one. Now I know many of them were Cole Porter. I feel at home when I hear and perform these songs. I hope the film brings another audience back to these songs because they should never die."
Highly stylized, visual and very musical, De-Lovely spans almost 40 years, jumping from Paris to Venice to New York to Hollywood, and includes over 30 of Porter's songs. It's a unique, timeles love story about a man who wrote some of the most endearing - and enduring - songs of the twentieth century.
Director: Irwin Winkler
First Shown: World Premiere 22 May 2004 Cannes Film Festival
Released: 01 October 2004
Robbie arrives on set to film his part
Robbie talks about the pressure of performing for the film what happened when he didn't know the lyrics!