The 72edition of the Cannes Film Festival has decided to honor the 62-year-long career of French actor, Alain Delon, this year. The ceremony took place last night in which a tearful Alain Delon received the Palme d’Or d’Honneur.
As part of the awarding of the actor was also shown the crime drama «Monsieur Klein» in 1976, in which he played with Jeanne Moreau. Cannes director Thierry Fremaux praised Delon as «a giant, a living legend and a global icon» Alain Delon received the Palme d’Or d’Honneur from the hands of his daughter Anushka. And then he turned to the public: «When I began my work in the profession, I was told that it would be difficult to do what you want to do yourself. It turned out difficult to hold on. But I held on. And lasted 62 years. And now I know that it is even more difficult to leave. Because I'm going to leave. But I can't leave without thanking you. I worked all my life, gave all of myself. And today, seeing fragments of my films, I realized that it was great! I filmed with the best, greatest directors. And it so happened that I became a star. And for that, I thank you, the public. You! And not someone else». Against the award Delon were activists of the American organization «Women and Hollywood». This was due to the statements of the actor, which they called «racist, homophobic and misogynist». The President of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Fremo, in response to criticism, said that the film organizers did not award the Nobel Peace Prize to Alain Delon.