Clint Eastwood to get French Legion of Honour

16th February 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Feb 15, 2007 (AFP) - Veteran US actor and director Clint Eastwood is to be awarded France's highest distinction, the Legion of Honour, in Paris on Saturday, the French presidency said.President Jacques Chirac will chair the ceremony at the Elysee palace at 1030 GMT.

PARIS, Feb 15, 2007 (AFP) - Veteran US actor and director Clint Eastwood is to be awarded France's highest distinction, the Legion of Honour, in Paris on Saturday, the French presidency said.President Jacques Chirac will chair the ceremony at the Elysee palace at 1030 GMT.

The 76-year-old Hollywood star's acclaimed latest work, "Letters from Iwo Jima", received its European premiere at the 57th Berlin Film Festival on Sunday.

Told almost entirely in Japanese, the film depicts the pivotal World War II battle through the eyes of Japanese soldiers fighting American GIs.

Another, earlier Eastwood film, "Flags of our Fathers," told the American side of the 1945 Pacific Island battle, in which more than 20,000 Japanese and nearly 7,000 Americans died.

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