Kevin Costner decorated by Rachida Dati: “A dream that I will cherish for the rest of my life”

Kevin Costner decorated by Rachida Dati: “A dream that I will cherish for the rest of my life”
Kevin Costner decorated by Rachida Dati: “A dream that I will cherish for the rest of my life”

The American star received the badge of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters from the Minister of Culture.

A ceremony attended by his children, who came with him to France for the presentation of his film “Horizon”.

He couldn’t leave the Croisette empty-handed. A few hours before the out-of-competition presentation of the first part of Horizonhis new saga on the conquest of the West, Kevin Costner received this Saturday the badge of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters from the Minister of Culture Rachida Dati.

I am truly grateful to have been recognized for my contribution to the arts“, confided the 69-year-old actor and director during a ceremony organized at the Palais des Festivals in the presence of his children. “I’ll be honest, I made the mistake of looking to see who had already received this distinguished award before me. It suddenly made me feel very small.”

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Kevin Costner and Rachida Dati during the presentation of the badge of officer of the Order of Arts and Letters at the Palais des Festivals. – AFP

But I find myself retracing the moments of my life“, continued this legend of American cinema, crowned with seven Oscars for Dancing with the wolves in 1991.”I am a much simpler person than you imagine. But I completely understand this day, this moment. And it’s a dream that I will cherish for the rest of my life.”

With the saga Horizon, Kevin Costner takes the viewer over a period of 15 years before and after the Civil War. The first part presented in Cannes will be released on July 3 on French screens. The second on September 11. Upon his return to the United States, the star who financed this old project with his personal funds will resume filming the next two.


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