Jeanne Moreau, Woody Allen, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jane Fonda, Clint Eastwood, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Manoel de Oliveira, Agnès Varda and Jean-Pierre Léaud have all previously been received an honorary Palme d’Or.
Delon starred in Luchino Visconti’s “The Leopard,” which received the festival’s top prize in 1963. He starred in more than 80 films, and is revered in Japan as the “Spring Samurai.”
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“Pierre Lescure and I are delighted that Alain Delon has accepted to be honoured by the Festival,” Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of Cannes says in a statement. “He hesitated for a long time, having long been reluctant to this Palme