Cannes: Alain Delon to Receive Honorary Palme d'Or

Cannes: Alain Delon to Receive Honorary Palme d'Or
French acting legend Alain Delon will receive this year's honorary Palme d'Or during the Cannes Film Festival.

Delon was the first Tom Ripley in 1960's Purple Noon, an adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel, and went on to star in Luchino Visconti's Palme d'Or winner The Leopard in 1963, which also earned him a Golden Globe nomination.

Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux said that Delon had at first hesitated to accept the honor, but expressed his delight that the actor had finally acquiesced.

"We're talking about a giant, a living legend and a global icon,...
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