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Michael Douglas Honored in Paris

February 27, 1998

PARIS (AP) _ Michael Douglas has been honored by the French government as ``Hollywood’s most talented golden boy.″

Douglas was awarded the Order of Arts and Letters by Culture Minister Catherine Trautmann on Friday.

``Hollywood’s most talented golden boy has not disowned the young rebel of years gone-by,″ Trautmann said.

Douglas, speaking in heavily accented French, said: ``Receiving this honor from a country I admire so much overwhelms me.″

The star of ``Basic Instinct″ and ``Fatal Attraction″ is in town to receive a special Cesar award _ the French equivalent of an Oscar _ on Saturday for life achievement.

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