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This Monday, Tim Burton, along with French actress Marion Cotillard, was awarded with a very high honor among the French entertainment industry. He was added to France’s cultural honor roll, which the director is very proud of.
During a ceremony in Paris, Burton was given a medallion and made an official officer in France’s National Order of Arts and Letters. This couldn’t come at a better time for the quirky movie afficionado. With his latest release of Alice in Wonderland, he’s got millions of fans eating out of his hands.
The Associated Press reported the following statements made by Burton about the high honor:
“From the beginning of my career, I always felt a very special place in my heart (for) France,” he told the crowd of journalists and fans. “Because whether or not you liked the movies, I always felt that the French were looking for the poetry, looking for the meaning, looking for the things I was trying to do.
“France has such a special place in my heart and I feel much more at home here than I do in my own country, and I always have,” he said, adding: “I thank you very much.”
That last comment has brought some controversy to people from the United States, but we’ll let that slide here. Come on, let the guy enjoy his honor!