There are hundreds of photographers at every Cannes premiere, snapping photos of anything that moves. Picture editors are inundated with red carpet photos. Here at IBTimesUK we have received more than 40,000 Cannes pictures in the last week just from Getty Images.

Seasoned actors know they have to do something extra to ensure their film gets noticed – but what? Here's our handy guide to making sure you stand out.

Perform a weird and wacky stunt:

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French dancer Brahim Zaibat performs as he arrives for the screening of the film "Foxcatcher"Getty
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Cast member Rachid Youcef jumps during a photocall for the film "Geronimo" at the Cannes Film FestivalReuters
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Channing Tatum gets on the other side of the camera during the "Foxcatcher" photocallGetty
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Jeremie Renier lounges on the podium during the "Saint Laurent" photocallGetty

Appear with a spectacular prop:

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Cate Blanchett poses on the red carpet with a figure of Toothless the Dragon as she arrives for the screening of the film "How to Train Your Dragon 2"Reuters
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Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Harrison Ford and Jason Statham pose on a tank as they arrive on the Croisette to promote their film "The Expendables 3"Reuters

Flash the flesh:

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Adriana Lima poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "The Homesman"Reuters
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Alessandra Ambrosio attends the "Two Days, One Night" (Deux Jours, Une Nuit) premiereGetty
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Arlenis Sosa attends the "Two Days, One Night" (Deux Jours, Une Nuit) premiereGetty

Kiss your co-star:

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Gael Garcia Bernal kisses Alice Braga during a photocall for the film "El Ardor (The Ardor)"AFP
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Rosario Dawson and Mireille Enos attend the "Captives" photocallGetty
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Director Kornel Mundruczo and cast member, a dog named Hagen, attend the "Feher Isten" photocallGetty

Support a Cause/Make a statement:

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Dolph Lundgren, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz, Jason Statham and Victor Ortiz – cast members of the film "The Expendables 3" – hold placards which read "Bring back our girls"in support of abducted schoolgirls from Chibok, NigeriaReuters
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Demet Akbag, Demet Akbag, Haluk Bilginer and Melisa Soezen hold signs showing solidarity with the Turkish miners at the "Winter Sleep" photocallGetty
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Viggo Mortensen and director Lisandro Alonso show their support for a football team at the "Jauja" photocallGetty

Pull a silly face:

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Director Ruben Ostlund and the cast of he film "Turist" (Force Majeure) shout as they pose during a photocallReuters
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Glen Powell, Kelsey Grammer, Antonio Banderas, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger pose during a photocall on the Croisette to promote the film "The Expendables 3"Reuters
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Director David Michod protects his eyes from the camera flashes during a photocall for the film "The Rover"Reuters

Wear a BIG dress:

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Sonam Kapoor arrives for the screening of the film "The Homesman"AFP
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Freida Pinto attends the "Saint Laurent" premiereGetty
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Cheryl Cole arrives for the screening of the film "Foxcatcher"AFP

Wear a bonkers dress:

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Elena Lenina attends the premieres of "Mr Turner" (left) and "Grace of Monaco"Getty
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Marion Cotillard's dress is pictured as she poses during a photocall for the film "Deux jours, une nuit" (Two Days, One Night) in competition at the 67th Cannes Film FestivalReuters
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An unidentified guest wears a "Film Festival Cannes 2014" dress on the red carpetReuters

Accessorise:

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An unidentified guest holds a handbag as she poses on the red carpet for the screening of Grace of MonacoReuters
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The shoes of Jian Renzi are pictured as she poses during a photocall for the film "Fantasia" in competition for the category "Un Certain Regard"Reuters
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The shoes of an unidentified guest are pictured as she walks on the red carpet for the screening of the film "The Rover"Reuters

Failing all of the above, simply be a goddess:

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Sophia Loren poses with Enrico Lo Verso and director Edoardo Ponti at the premiere of "Voce Umana"Getty
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Joan Collins poses during a photocall on the beach to promote the film "The Time of Their Lives"Reuters
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Aishwarya Rai attends the "Two Days, One Night" (Deux Jours, Une Nuit) premiereGetty