April 15, 2005 03:10:44 GMT
Bruce Willis was given one of France's highest cultural honors: the Order of Arts and Letters
Actor Bruce Willis was given one of France's highest cultural honors: the Order of Arts and Letters during a ceremony in Paris on Wednesday April 13, 2005. Presented the honor was France's culture minister, Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, who at that time praised Willis for being "an actor who epitomizes the strength of American cinema, the power of the emotions that he invites people to share on the world's screens and the sturdy personalities of his legendary characters."
Willis joins other American actors such as Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and French icon Jerry Lewis as recipients of the award.