Sarkozy makes Clint Eastwood's day; actor becomes "Légion d'honneur" Commander
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Yesterday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy appointed the American actor Clint Eastwood Commander of the (Legion of Honour). The country's Minister of Culture, many actors, and directors participated in events at the ceremony.
In February 2009 Eastwood was awarded a Golden Palm (Palme d'Or) in Paris for his life's work — an award usually only given at the annual. The internationally-renowned film star was born in San Francisco and described France in an interview as his second home. In 2007, then-President appointed him a Knight of the Order.
Within the Légion d'honneur, founded on May 19, 1802 by
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