British actor Colin Firth was made a Commander of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity yesterday. In case it's not immediately obvious, that's an honorary position bestowed by the Italian military, originally created in 1947 to honor those who participated in the post-WWII rebuilding of the nation. Firth, who is married to the Italian producer Livia Giuggioli, organises Italian cultural events in England and is fluent in the language. "I sort of married a whole family and a whole country," Firth says. No shit.