Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Sir Michael is made a Commander

Sir Michael Caine poses with his medal in France

Sir Michael Caine has been awarded the highest rank in French culture.

The country's culture minister made the 77-year-old actor a Commander Of Arts And Letters.

Sir Michael said that he fell in love with France in his youth and getting the award was like being recognised by his "fiancee."

Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand called him "a giant" of the acting profession.

Sir Michael has been one of Britain's most popular and accomplished actors for decades.

He won best supporting actor Oscars in 2000 for The Cider House Rules and in 1987 for Hannah And Her Sisters.

He received a knighthood in 2000.

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