Donald Sutherland honored in France

June 11th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Paris, June 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thanks to the achievements of his acting career, the legendary Canadian Actor Donald Sutherland has been awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Commander of the Arts medal) by France’s former Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand, at a ceremony that took place in Paris last Saturday.

Sutherland has taken part in more than 100 movies, including ‘The Dirty Dozen’, ‘Don’t Look Now’ and ‘Cold Mountain’. He declared that he loves French culture, thanks to his current wife, French-Canadian Francine Racette, who has introduced him to French ‘cinema and food.

Sutherland’s son, Kiefer, who received worldwide recognition for this role in the TV series ‘24′, will reprise his role as President Snow in the ‘The Hunger Games’ series next year.

The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres was first established on 2 May 1957. Other famous past recipients of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres medal have included Indian actress Aishwarya Rai, American singer Bob Dylan, US actors Clint Eastwood and George Clooney, Japanese actor Takeshi Kitano, Czech politician and writer Václav Havel, and British actors Audrey Hepburn, Susannah York, Sir Michael Caine, Sir Roger Moore and Sir Sean Connery.

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