French honour for Donald Sutherland

Kingston Guardian: Donald Sutherland has been handed a top French honour Donald Sutherland has been handed a top French honour

Actor Donald Sutherland has been awarded the honour Commander of the Arts in France for his contribution to cinema.

Mr Sutherland was decorated at a ceremony in Paris by former French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand, who praised the Canadian star's "extraordinary" career, with diverse roles in films such as Federico Fellini's Casanova.

There were chuckles as Mr Mitterrand struggled to tie the medallion around the 76-year-old actor, who sported the long silver hair last seen for his role in blockbuster movie The Hunger Games.

Donald said he loved France, and thanked his French-speaking wife for introducing him to the country's culture through "cinema, but also cheese and baguettes".

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