Celebrities Who Have Been Knighted

Government all over the world have always been generous in bestowing honors upon accomplished individuals. While these honors often cast limelight over lesser-known individuals, they also act as a prominent feather in the cap of well-known personalities. Among these awards, knighthood is considered one of the most important honors and several celebrities have been knighted over the years. Read on to know if your favorite celebrity is among our list of celebrities who have been knighted.

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Birthday: 31 May 1930
Famous As: Actor
Clint Eastwood was made Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur in France in 2009. In 2007, he had received the Legion d'Honneur.

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Birthday: 28 October 1955
Famous As: Co-Founder of Microssoft

In 2005, Bill Gates was appointed the Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.


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Birthday: 14 March 1933
Famous As: Actor
Michael Caine was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire and Knight Bachelor in 1992 and 2000, respectively. He was appointed Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Culture Minister in 2011.

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Birthday: 25 August 1930
Famous As: Actor

Sean Connery's nominations for knighthood in 1997 and 1998 were reportedly vetoed by an influential Scottish politician. But he received it in 2000. He is also a recipient of the Legion d'Honneur and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.


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Birthday: 18 August 1936
Famous As: Actor

Charles Robert Redford Jr. was appointed Chevalier of the Legion d'honneur on October 14, 2010.