Alain Delon receives the honorary award at Cannes
Thierry Fremaux, the artistic director of the festival, said that Delon initially hesitated to accept the award, but the actor finally expressed his pleasure with the award.
At the age of 23, Delon began to be compared with French legendary actors Gerard Philipe and Jean Marais and American actor James Dean. During her career, Delon worked with such important directors as Luchino Visconti, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Michelangelo Antonioni and Louis Malle.
The 83-year-old actor played Tom Ripley in the 1960s Purple Noon. Matt Damon later took on the role. In 1963, he won a Golden Globe nomination for his film The Leopard, which earned Luchino Visconti a Golden Palm.
In 1984, Delon, who won the Cesar Award for Best Actor for a Bertran Biler film Notre Historie, announced that he had quit acting in 1997 after appearing in several films. & Nbsp;
In 2002, the player suffered severe depression and attempted suicide. The actor, who advises young people to be actors, describes acting as the most beautiful profession in the world.