Donald Sutherland receives French honor

  • Canadian actor Donald Sutherland has been awarded the French honor of Commander of the Arts for his contribution to cinema.

    The 76-year-old received the medal from former French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand at a ceremony in Paris.

    Sutherland has acted in more than 100 films, including The Dirty Dozen to the recent blockbuster The Hunger Games.

    Previous recipients of the Commander of the Arts medal include Sir Michael Caine and Clint Eastwood.