Bruce Willis receives French honour

'A Good Day To Die Hard' actor awarded the Commander of the Arts medal

Bruce Willis has been awarded the Commander of the Arts in France.

The Die Hard actor received his honour from Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti at a ceremony in Paris yesterday (February 12), where he was commended for his 33-year contribution to film.

The action movie star is currently in Europe promoting the release of the newest instalment in the Die Hard franchise, A Good Day To Die Hard, which is due out on Valentine’s Day (February 14).

Speaking at the presentation of the medal, Willis, who was born in Germany, said he had an affinity with France. “I always feel at home when I’m in Paris and in France. I feel very comfortable here and always look forward to coming back,” he said.

Previous recipients of the Commander of the Arts medal include Sir Michael Caine, David Bowie, Marianne Faithful and Clint Eastwood.

A Good Day To Die Hard follows John McClane (Willis) and his son Jack, played by former Spartacus star Jai Courtney, as they battle terrorist forces in Russia. It has a script by Skip Woods, whose previous credits include X-Men Origins: Wolverine and GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra. Irish director John Moore is at the helm, taking over the chair from Len Wiseman, who helmed the last Die Hard flick.

The film is scheduled for release tomorrow, Valentine’s Day (February 14). Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch the latest trailer.