Apart from the fact that yours is no answer, the question remains: has Alain Prost received the honor?
How come a German national receives a French national honor?
(I imagine Schumacher becoming Sir Michael Schumacher by the Queen....would that be possible?)
Does Jean Todt play a role in it?
In Austria such honors or medals are only given to Austrian nationals and not foreigners.
Maybe France wants to give a good example in terms of Europe and the French/German friendship.
Please, just in case anyone has a real answer.
Mate the list is much longer than the one below. Instead of stirring up bs, and asking really dumb questions, try reading, maybe it will lift the fog in your skull a little bit. do you have any more questions???
* Hicri Fişek (Turkey), professor of international Law, received Chevalier 1964; Officier 1975.
* Akira Kurosawa (Japan), Japanese film director, film producer, and screenwriter, awarded in 1984.
* Rand Araskog (U.S.), American executive.
* Satyajit Ray (India), President François Mitterrand went to Calcutta to give the award to Indian film director.
* Erik Reitzel (Denmark), a Danish engineer and professor of structural design, received Chevalier.
* Sir Anerood Jugnauth (Mauritius), awarded Grand Officier as Prime Minister.
* Sivaji Ganesan (India), a legendary Tamil film actor, received the title of Chevalier.
* Richard Jenrette (U.S) investment banker.
* Ross Steele (Australia), author and academic, received the title of Chevalier.
* Pete Goss (U.K), MBE, yachtsman who rescued fellow competitor Raphael Dinelli in the 1996 Vendée Globe sailing race.
* Pedro Almodóvar (Spain), spanish film director, who received two Oscar's, in 1999 (All about my mother) and 2001 (Talk to her).
* Shaji N. Karun (India), an film director and cinematographer.
* Péter Medgyessy (Hungary), Prime Minister of Hungary.
* Julia Child (U.S.), introduced French cuisine and cooking to 'mainstream Americans' 1960s, Cordon-Bleu Chef, cookbooks author, and media personality-celebrity.
* Ravi Shankar (India), composer, musician, Sitar maestro, artist.
* Quincy Jones (U.S.), the American record producer and musician.
* Toomas Hendrik Ilves, president of Estonia, Commander of the Légion d'Honneur.
* Joe Walsh (Ireland), former Irish Minister for Agriculture and Food, received the Grand Cross.
* Indian film director Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
* Guadalupe Loaeza, a Mexican writer.
* Dame Shirley Bassey, Welsh singer.
* Alice Schwarzer, a German feminist was made Knight.
* Robert Parker (U.S.), the American pre-eminent wine critic, received the title of Officier.
* E. Sreedharan Indian Technocrat known for Konkan Rail and Delhi Metro Rail Projects.
* Franco Venturini, Italian journalist and expert in international politics.
* Valentino Garavani (Italy),'Valentino,' the Italian fashion designer.
* Vladimir Putin (Russia), former President of Russian Federation.
* R.K. Pachauri, international Environmentalist.
* Lt. Col. Herbert E. Carter (U.S.), Tuskegee Airman, for his outstanding service during the liberation of France during World War II; presented by former French President Jacques Chirac.
Edited by Szoelloe, 01 May 2010 - 00:01.