Donald Sutherland honoured in France

The Hunger Games star became the latest international recipient of the Commander of the Arts prize for his contribution to cinema on Saturday night (09Jun12).

Former French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand saluted the Canadian actor and presented him with his medallion.

Accepting the award, Sutherland, 76, thanked his wife for introducing him to French cinema and “cheese and baguettes”.

Previous recipients of the Commander of the Arts medal include Sir Michael Caine and Clint Eastwood.