In tears, Alain Delon honored at Cannes
In tears, the sacred monster of the cinema Alain Delon received Sunday a Palme d’or of honor at the Cannes Film Festival for the whole of his career despite protests of feminist associations, thanking the public to whom he wanted say goodbye.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been so pissed off,” said the 83-year-old, red-faced actor, receiving the award from his daughter Anouchka, with thunderous applause.
In a packed house, in the presence of the Minister of Culture Franck Riester, the President of the Festival Pierre Lescure and his Delegate General Thierry Frémaux, the public had been invited to wear a badge with the word “star”, recalling the one that the actor had brought to the Festival in 2007.
“Tonight is a bit of a posthumous tribute, but in my lifetime,” responded the actor. “I’m leaving, but I will not leave without thanking you.”
“If I’m a star, and that’s why I want to thank you, it’s to the public that I owe it and to no one else,” he added, pointing out that he also thought about two of the women of his life, actresses Mireille Darc and Romy Schneider.