The Hollywood-heavy jury will be led by U.S. director-screenwriter Steven Spielberg, who will be the 2013 festival's jury president, the Festival de Cannes said.
"We have only one criteria and that is already done for the president -- the legitimacy," festival Artistic Director Thierry Fremaux told The Hollywood Reporter shortly after the jury names were announced.
"So for the jury, Steven Spielberg will be the center and we are finishing it with great people," Fremaux said.
"We have a lot of filmmakers coming from all over the world. They need to be sure that those who make the decisions about the awards have their own legitimacy and the respect to do that," he said.
The French Riviera festival, set for May 15-26, previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world.
Lee who beat Spielberg this year with his second Academy Award directing win for "Life of Pi," will join the Spielberg, who directed and produced "Lincoln," on the jury.