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Marion Cotillard Awarded Legion d’Honneur

The actress was one of nearly 700 individuals awarded for their contributions in their respective fields.

Jul 15, 2016 | By Vimi Haridasan

Marion Cotillard is an Oscar-winning actress and spokesperson who has captivated us with her performances in movies such as “La Vie en rose” — for which she won the award no less— and “Inception”. Now, the 40-year-old can add recipient of the Legion d’Honneur to an already impressive portfolio.

Unfortunately, events have conspired to turn July 14 tragic this year. Our thoughts are with the victims of the Nice Bastille Day attack and the people of France.

Awarded three times a year, the first at the start of the year followed by Easter and on Bastille Day, it is in fact France’s highest honor. The actress was among 650 civilians and military personnel whose names we were published in the government’s official journal, on a day that the country celebrated its independence.

In the past, Cotillard received the country’s highest award for artistic talent and holds the title as the first French woman to win America’s top acting prize since 1960. Among other recipients of the prestigious award announced Thursday were photographers Raymond Depardon and Sebastiao Salgado.

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