March 16, 2010 08:34:44 GMT
Marion Cotillard, who is awarded with top cultural honor by the French government, suffers pin stab when the Culture Minister accidentally sticks the accolade into her flesh.
Oscar winner Marion Cotillard winched in pain as she was honored by the French government on Monday, March 15 after the country's Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand accidentally stabbed her as he pinned a medallion to her blouse.
The French actress, who took home gold for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in "La Vie en Rose", was made an officer in the Order of Arts and Letters in a ceremony in Paris on Monday, alongside director Tim Burton. But Cotillard was left nursing a minor injury as Mitterrand attempted to attach the green and gold accolade to her chest - only to stick the pin into the star's flesh.
However, the actress managed to laugh off the mishap as Mitterrand offered his arm for support and apologized profusely for his mistake.