Lionhead Studios lead Peter Molyneux has been honored with the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (aka The Knighthood in the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Government for "recognition of significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the propagation of these fields." Despite Molyneux looking quite French, he is not. He is a British citizen. And he's been the recipient of the Order of the British Empire, to boot.
Two high honors, games like Populous, Dungeon Keeper and Fable under his belt, not to mention a studio buy out from Microsoft might lead you to believe Pete's got an out of control ego at this point, but you'd be wrong! Upon accepting the honor, Molyneux gave props to the rest of the Lionhead staff, saying:
"I am extremely proud to have received this honour and would like to thank the French Ministry of Culture for this recognition. I would also like to say that I see this as a credit for everyone at Lionhead Studios, all our games are a team effort. I am just the figurehead."