One of the Americans credited with thwarting the Paris-bound train gunman was invited to the French premiere of "Straight Outta Compton."
Anthony Sadler, 23, said he was invited by Ice Cube, one of the founding members of N.W.A., hours after he was awarded France's highest honor for his role in disarming the suspected attacker.
"It was a great honor to meet the French president, I never thought that I would be in that position," Sadler said. "He's a really nice man and I appreciate everything he did for us. It's a great honor bestowed upon us and I appreciate that."
Sadler is due to fly home to California on Tuesday in time for school next week at Sacramento State University.