By Brian Lutz, Associated PressThe Associated PressAssociated PressSTAMFORD, Conn.
(AP) Shooting star and actor Chris Evans became a celebrity overnight after being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump.
Evans, who was awarded the award Friday, received a standing ovation and shouted “thank you” as he was handed the medal from the president.
The medal, which is presented to military heroes and public servants, honors those who have made significant contributions to the United States and the world.
The award, which has been bestowed on only one other American citizen, is the highest civilian honor given to an American since the president was inaugurated in January.
EvANS has appeared in more than a dozen films and TV shows and is best known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He has also appeared in the animated series “Captain America: Civil War.”