Tim Burton Made Officer Of Arts And Letters

Tim Burton, Marion Cotillard, French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand and Helena Bonham Carter attend a ceremony where the director was awarded with the medal of Arts and Letters at the French culture ministry in Paris, Monday March 15, 2010 Tim Burton, Marion Cotillard, French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand and Helena Bonham Carter attend a ceremony where the director was awarded with the medal of Arts and Letters at the French culture ministry in Paris, Monday March 15, 2010

American movie director Tim Burton has been inducted into France’s cultural honor roll in a Paris ceremony.

Culture Minister Frederic Mitterand made the director of such films as “Alice in Wonderland” and “Edward Scissorhands” an officer in France’s National Order of Arts and Letters.

Burton, wearing a dark suit and his trademark fuzzy hairdo, says he has always loved France and felt a special connection with the French public.

Burton says “I feel much more at home here than I do in my own country and I thank you very much.” A green and gold medallion was pinned to his lapel.

French actress and Oscar winner Marion Cotillard was also honored at Monday’s ceremony at the Culture Ministry.

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