KNIGHTHOOD:Eastwood made French Legion of Honor Commander ;0)


KNIGHTHOOD:Eastwood made French Legion of Honor Commander ;0)
by Darius Kadivar

San Francisco Kid Clint Eastwood, also Mayor of Carmel, has had a large Fan Club in France and Europe eversince his early Western Spaghetti's. He was made Commandeur de la Légion D'Honneur by France's President Sarkozy.

PARIS (AP) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy made American actor and director Clinton Eastwood a commander in the prestigious French Legion of Honor on Friday.The citation for the highly coveted decoration said Eastwood, 79, was honored for his body of work, his longevity and his ability to delight audiences around the globe.Former French President Jacques Chirac had honored Eastwood as a knight of the Legion of Honor two years ago, and Friday's decoration was a step up for Eastwood to grade three on the legion's five-grade scale.Speaking in English, Eastwood thanked Sarkozy and the French people."This is a wonderful honor," Eastwood said. "It is just a great pleasure for me. I really love France. I love movies, and I love the appreciation that the French people have for movies," he added.Eastwood promised to be fluent in French the next time he returned to the country, which he called his "second home."Sarkozy bantered with Eastwood and asked the American how he managed to stay so fit. Sarkozy, 54, was hospitalized earlier this year after collapsing while jogging."You have to admit that there is a side about you that is a little annoying," Sarkozy said. "Physically, how do you do it?"NOTE: Napoleon Bonaparte created the legion in 1802. It recognizes military, cultural, scientific or social contributions to France, including by people who are not French citizens.

President Sarkozy speach on Eastwood after honoring him with the Top French Decoration:

The Good 'Ol American Way—Clint Eastwood Named 'Commander of the French Legion of Honor'

Interview on French TV upon receiving the Award, Eastwood speaks about his upcoming movie on Nelson Mandela and his recent passion for Rugby :

Clint Eastwood winning an Oscar® for "Unforgiven" 1993:

Clint Eastwood and women:

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Comic French Spook on Dirty Harry aka Dirty Henri by Alain Chabat et les Nuls ( Canal Plus):

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by Faramarz on

Dariush Jaan,

Thanks for the posting on Clint Eastwood. I love the guy going back to the early seventies. My favorite show back then was Rowhide!


Passing Through

Dear DK

by Passing Through on

I have always loved Clint

I have watched many of his movies, especially those made in the 1970's, over and over

He is truly An American Icon

Such a recognition couldn't have happened to a better person

Tks For Sharing With Us This Wonderful News :)





Darius Kadivar

Wow Thank You Red Wine Jaan ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Wonderful clip.

Truly Honored and hope we can see it one day in a Free and Democratic Iran ;0)

Warm Regards,


Red Wine

Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

by Red Wine on

Dariush jan ,i watched Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo In Tehran,before revulotion ! i still remember him talking in Farsi ... :=) ...

Those golden days !

I dedicate it this to you Dariush jan .

Darius Kadivar

Red Wine Jaan

by Darius Kadivar on

Lucky You ! ;0)

The French Really love him and his films too.

Glad you liked this.

Warm Regards,


Red Wine


by Red Wine on

I had the honor to meet him twice... he is the real real real Gentleman ... God bless him .

Thank you so much for this Dariush jan .