Cannes, Harrison Ford moved by Palme d’honneur

The actor, on the Croisette with ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’, in tears at the presentation. And to the audience he says: “You have given my life purpose and meaning, I am grateful”

Indiana Jones star, Harrison Ford, said he was ‘deeply moved and flattered’ to receive the honorary Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival last night. The 80-year-old actor was in attendance for the ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate’ premiere. Ford confessed that the famous archaeologist, played for the first time in 1981 in the film ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, was a “large part” of his life, “but not all of his life”, he then specified, thanking his wife Calista Flockhart (of Ally McBeal series fame) for supporting his passion and dreams.

“They say when you’re about to die you see your whole life flash before your eyes,” Ford said tearfully after a reel of his career was shown to the audience before the film began. in front of your eyes”. He continued then addressing the audience directly: “You have given my life purpose and meaning and I am grateful for that. So grateful that I have had the opportunity to work with others like Phoebe and Mads,” he said referring to Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Mads Mikkelsen, co-star of the new film. “I am deeply moved by this honor and flattered – he concluded -, but there is a film that you must see. So let me get out of the way”.