Bruce Willis receives France's highest cultural award

12 February 2013 / 3 years 8 months ago

Bruce Willis was presented with the highest cultural award France has to offer, the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in Paris, at a ceremony in Paris on Monday (11.02.13).The 'A Good Day To Die Hard' star was presented with the prestigious accolade - the highest cultural award France has to offer - for his contribution to cinema at a ceremony at the Ministry of Culture.Receiving the award, he said: "Whenever I am in Paris, I feel at home. I love my job and it still makes me laugh."Minister of Culture Aurelie Filippetti - who made the presentation - called his famous 'Die Hard' hero John McClane a "reluctant hero" and praised Bruce's diverse movie choices.She said: "John McClane is an ordinary man faced with extraordinary."[Bruce] chooses to rely on the most amazing filmmakers, such as Wes Anderson for 'Moonrise Kingdom', Quentin Tarantino for 'Pulp Fiction', [and my] humble preference 'Unbreakable' by M. Night Shyamalan.Bruce's wife Emma Heming also joked she plans to call her husband "Commander" from now on.She tweeted: "If I have to call him Commander so do you! #CommanderBruce (sic)."

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