Jude Law has been given the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French ambassador for his acting work. Jude was apparently ‘speechless’.
I should say he was: what in the hell was the ambassador Gerard Errera on about when he said that the award was ‘given in recognition of what you have achieved for France’?
Eh? What has Jude Law ever done for France?
It gets even more surreal, in fact:
"It is given for what you have done as an actor and what you represent in the world of cinema, and in a way maybe more importantly for what you are as a human being."
Riiiiight. So, drugged up wife swapping with your mates, shagging your children’s nanny behind your fiancee’s back (and then demanding that your young children lie about having caught you at it – mmmmm) , then being pompous enough to apologise through a newspaper advertisement. These, in the eyes of Mr Errera, are the actions of a fine upstanding gentleman?
How very French.