Honorary César

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Honorary César
Country France
Presented by Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma
First awarded 1976
Website academie-cinema.org

The César Award is France's national film award. Recipients are selected by the members of the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma. The following are the recipients of the Honorary César award since 1976.



Year Recipient Profession Nationality
1976 Ingrid Bergman The Constant Wife 1975.JPG Ingrid Bergman Actress Sweden
Diana Ross 1976.jpg Diana Ross Actress and singer US
1977 Henri Langlois
Film archivist and co-founder of the Cinémathèque Française France
Kabarett der Komiker; Jacques Tati 013575a.jpg Jacques Tati Actor, director and screenwriter France
Robert Dorfmann Film producer France
René Goscinny.jpg René Goscinny
Writer, director, producer and editor France
1979 Marcel Carné Director and screenwriter France
Charles Vanel Actor, director and screenwriter France
Walt Disney 1946.JPG Walt Disney
Animator, director, screenwriter, actor and producer US


Year Recipient Profession Nationality
Pierre Braunberger Producer, director and screenwriter France
Louis de Funès — L'Homme orchestre (1970) (recadré).jpg Louis de Funès Actor, screenwriter and director France
Kirk douglas photo signed.JPG Kirk Douglas Actor, director and producer US
1981 Marcel Pagnol 1931.jpg Marcel Pagnol Director and screenwriter France
Alain Resnais Director, editor and screenwriter France
Georges Dancigers Film producer Russia / France
Alexandre Mnouchkine Film producer Russia / France
Jean Nény Sound engineer France
Andrzej Wajda OFF Plus Camera 2012 (cropped).jpg Andrzej Wajda Director and screenwriter Poland
Raimu (posthumous) Actor France
1984 René Clément.jpg René Clément Director and screenwriter France
Georges de Beauregard Film producer France
Edwige Feuillère - La Liberté est un dimanche 1953-01 (cropped).jpg Edwige Feuillère Actress and screenwriter France
Christian-Jaque Director and screenwriter France
Danielle Darrieux Five Fingers 2.jpg Danielle Darrieux Actress France
Christine Gouze-Rénal (fr) Producer and actress France
Alain Poiré Producer and screenwriter France
Maurice Jarre Composer France
Bette Davis - Photoplay, June 1938.jpg Bette Davis Actress and producer US
Jean Delannoy.JPG Jean Delannoy Director, screenwriter and producer France
René ferracci.jpg René Ferracci (fr)
Art director and poster designer France
Claude Lanzmann 2014.jpg Claude Lanzmann Director of the documentary feature Shoah France
1987 Jean-Luc Godard at Berkeley, 1968 (1).jpg Jean-Luc Godard Director, screenwriter and actor France / Switzerland
Serge Silberman Producer and screenwriter Russia / France
1989 Bernard Blier in Amici miei.jpg Bernard Blier Actor France
Paul Grimault en 1961.jpg Paul Grimault Director, screenwriter and actor France


Year Recipient Profession Nationality
1990 Gerard Philipe Warsaw National Theatre 1954.jpg Gérard Philipe
Actor France
1991 Jean-Pierre Aumont 1959.JPG Jean-Pierre Aumont Actor and screenwriter France
Sophia Loren in June 2009.jpg Sophia Loren Actress Italy
1992 Michèle Morgan - The Chase.jpg Michèle Morgan Actress France
Flickr - nicogenin - 66ème Festival de Venise (Mostra) - Sylvester Stallone (13).jpg Sylvester Stallone Actor, screenwriter, director and producer US
1993 Flickr - …trialsanderrors - Jean Marais by Carl Van Vechten, 1949.jpg Jean Marais Actor France
Mastroianni 1991.2.jpg Marcello Mastroianni Actor Italy
Gérard Oury (centrée).jpg Gérard Oury Actor, screenwriter and director France
1994 Jean Carmet Césars.jpg Jean Carmet Actor and screenwriter France
1995 San Sebastian Film Festival Jeanne Moureau crop 2.jpg Jeanne Moreau Actress, screenwriter and director France
Gregory Peck 1948.jpg Gregory Peck Actor and producer US
Steven Spielberg by Gage Skidmore.jpg Steven Spielberg Director, producer and screenwriter US
1996 Bacall AFRS cropped.jpg Lauren Bacall Actress US
Henri Verneuil Director, screenwriter, actor and producer France
1997 2014.06.23. Charles Aznavour Fot Mariusz Kubik 01.jpg Charles Aznavour Actor, composer, singer and screenwriter France / Armenia
Andie MacDowell Cannes 2015 2.jpg Andie MacDowell Actress US
1998 Michael Douglas César 2016 3.jpg Michael Douglas Actor and producer US
ClintEastwoodCannesMay08.jpg Clint Eastwood Actor, director, producer and composer US
Jean-Luc Godard at Berkeley, 1968 (1).jpg Jean-Luc Godard
(for the second time)
Director, screenwriter and actor France / Switzerland
1999 Pedro Almodovar Césars 2017.jpg Pedro Almodóvar Director, screenwriter, actor and producer Spain
Johnny Depp 2, 2011.jpg Johnny Depp Actor and producer US
Jean Rochefort 2013.jpg Jean Rochefort Actor France


Year Recipient Profession Nationality
2000 Josiane Balasko 2014.jpg Josiane Balasko Actress, screenwriter, director and producer France
Georges Cravenne Journalist, film producer and founder of the César Awards France
Jean-Pierre Léaud Césars.jpg Jean-Pierre Léaud Actor France
Martin Scorsese by David Shankbone.jpg Martin Scorsese Director, producer, screenwriter and actor US
2001 Darry Cowl.JPG Darry Cowl Actor, composer, screenwriter and director France
Charlotte Rampling 2016.jpg Charlotte Rampling Actress UK
Agnès Varda at Guadalajara Film Festival.jpg Agnès Varda Director and screenwriter France
2002 Anouk Aimée Cannes.jpg Anouk Aimée Actress France
SDCC 2015 - Jeremy Irons (19524260758) (cropped).jpg Jeremy Irons Actor UK
Claude Rich Césars 2013.jpg Claude Rich Actor and screenwriter France
2003 Bernadette Lafont.jpg Bernadette Lafont Actress and director France
Spike Lee Peabody Awards 2011 (cropped).jpg Spike Lee Director, producer, screenwriter and actor US
Meryl Streep by Jack Mitchell.jpg Meryl Streep Actress US
2004 Micheline Presle Césars.jpg Micheline Presle Actress France
2005 Dutronc-live-edit.jpg Jacques Dutronc Actor, singer and composer France
Will Smith by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Will Smith Actor, producer, singer and composer US
2006 Hugh Grant 2014.jpg Hugh Grant Actor UK
Pierre Richard Césars.jpg Pierre Richard Actor France
2007 Marlène Jobert 2012.jpg Marlène Jobert Actress France
Jude Law - Headshot.jpg Jude Law Actor, producer and director UK
2008 San Sebastian Film Festival Jeanne Moureau crop 2.jpg Jeanne Moreau
(for the second time)
Actress France
Benigni cropped.jpg Roberto Benigni Actor and director Italy
Romy Schneider 1973.jpg Romy Schneider
2009 Dustin Hoffman Quartet avp 2013.jpg Dustin Hoffman Actor US


Year Recipient Profession Nationality
2010 Harrison Ford Césars 2010.jpg Harrison Ford Actor US
2011 Quentin Tarantino Césars 2011.jpg Quentin Tarantino Director, screenwriter, executive producer and actor US
2012 KateWinsletByAndreaRaffin2011.jpg Kate Winslet Actress UK
2013 Kevin Costner Césars 2013 3.jpg Kevin Costner Actor, director and producer US
2014 Scarlett Johansson Césars 2014.jpg Scarlett Johansson Actress US
2015 Sean Penn with Cristina Fernández crop.JPG Sean Penn Actor, director, screenwriter and producer US
2016 Michael Douglas César 2016 3.jpg Michael Douglas
(for the second time)
Actor and producer US
2017 George Clooney 2016.jpg George Clooney
Actor, director, screenwriter and producer US
2018 Premios Goya 2018 - Penélope Cruz.jpg Penélope Cruz
Actress Spain

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