In 2000, Sean Connery was knighted by the Queen. Connery is a firm supporter of Scotland's Independence and it is believed that this stance caused a delay in his knighthood.more ABOUT
- Age: age 85
- Birthplace: Fountainbridge, United Kingdom
- Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
- Credits: Goldfinger, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Untouchables, The Rock, Dr. No + 75 more
In 2010, Robert Redford was inducted into France's elite Legion of Honor by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.more ABOUT
- Age: age 78
- Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America
- Profession: Activist, Businessperson, Environmentalist, Television producer, Film Producer + 3 more
- Credits: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, Out of Africa + 72 more
In 2005, Queen Elizabeth II bestowed an honorary knighthood on Microsoft founder Bill Gates.more ABOUT
- Age: age 60
- Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
- Profession: Programmer, Software Architect, Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur
Clint Eastwood was made a commander in the prestigious French Legion of Honor in 2009 by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
In 2000, Michael Caine was knighted by the Queen for his services to the British screen.more ABOUT
- Age: age 82
- Birthplace: Rotherhithe, London, United Kingdom
- Profession: Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Author, Actor, Voice acting
- Credits: The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Inception, The Prestige + 128 more
Bob Hope was given an honorary knighthood for his work supporting the troops of various wars with his comedy and entertainment.
Queen Elizabeth II knighted Paul McCartney in 1997 because he helped to revolutionize pop music.
In 2010, Captain Jean Luc Picard became Sir Patrick Stewart.more ABOUT
- Age: age 75
- Birthplace: Mirfield, United Kingdom
- Profession: Television director, Journalist, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
- Credits: X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, American Dad! + 79 more
President Ronald Reagan was made an honorary knight by Queen Elizabeth II in 1989.
In 2012, Kenneth Branagh was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
In 1986, Bob Geldof was given an honorary knighthood by the Queen for his humanitarian effors associated with the Live Aid concert.
In 1998, Elton John became a Sir when he was knighted by the Queen.
In 2008, Salman Rushdie was knighted by the Queen.
In 2007, Bono became a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. The title is honorary because Bono isn't a citizen of England.
In 1993, President George H.W. Bush was given an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II.more ABOUT
- Age: age 91
- Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, United States of America
- Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Entrepreneur, Military aviator
In 1975, silent film star Charlie Chaplin was knighted at the age of 85.
Robert De Niro is inducted into France's elite Legion of Honor.more ABOUT
- Age: age 72
- Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, United States of America
- Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director
- Credits: Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter + 120 more
In 2002, Mick Jagger was knighted after being nominated by Prime Minister Tony Blair. The Queen did not perform the ceremony as she did not care for Jagger's anti-establishment views.
In 1991, Ian McKellen was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.more ABOUT
- Age: age 76
- Birthplace: Burnley, United Kingdom
- Profession: Businessperson, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
- Credits: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, X-Men, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, X-Men: The Last Stand + 82 more
In 1947, Laurence Olivier was knighted. He was the youngest actor to recieve the honor.