Monsieur Cantona is 43 today, born on May 24 1966. He's now starring as himself in Looking for Eric - a contender in this edition's Cannes film festival.
Hmmm...can we see a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for him? Maybe...
Speaking of, Paul Ince used to say of him in a hotel wearing a shirt collar up and Eric said to Paul, "I am Cantona and I can do whatever I want."
"After his first training session in heaven, George Best, from his favourite right wing, turned the head of God who was filling in at left-back. I would love him to save me a place in his team - George Best that is, not God"