French President Nicolas Sarkozy paid tribute to Clint Eastwood on Friday (13Nov09) when he presented the movie icon with the nation's highest cultural honour.
Eastwood was made a commander in the prestigious Legion of Honor in Paris two years after Sarkozy's predecessor Jacques Chirac honoured the Dirty Harry star as a knight of the Legion of Honor.
The actor/director, who flew to France for the ceremony, said, "This is a wonderful honour... I really love France. I love movies, and I love the appreciation that the French people have for movies."