Harrison Ford said goodbye with tears in his eyes Indiana Jones character which helped him build a great film career, and was unexpectedly awarded the Honorary Palme d’Or by the Cannes Film Festival, at the premiere of the fifth film in the series.
“Harrison, we have a surprise for you,” after the 80-year-old actor was called onstage, ahead of a special airing of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate.”
It was one of the highlights of the 76th Cannes Film Festival, which has already been awarded the Honorary Palme American actor Michael Douglas also at the beginning of the competition.,
Tom Cruise received the same honor at last year’s premiere Top Gun: Maverick,
Ford, 80, seemed overwhelmed by a montage of some of his best scenes.
“I’m feeling very inspired. They say when you’re about to die you see your life flashing before your eyes, and I just saw that. a big part of my life, but not all of my life”, declared the actor.
“Kan, I love you too,” he said.
Fifteen years later
The Indiana Jones saga began in 1981 with Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, which was an immediate and worldwide success.
The fourth episode was presented in Cannes in 2008, and the Hollywood star returns to the Croisette fifteen years later, this time under the direction of James Mangold.
On his way to the red carpet, the actor, accompanied by his wife, Calista Flockhart, caused a stir among the public, especially when the famous music from the ballad, composed by John Williams,
Other cast members were also at the premiere, such as Phoebe Waller-Bridge from the Fleabag series, or Mads Mikkelsen.
Other personalities that can be seen on the red carpet include British director Steve McQueen or Chief Raoni Metucateire, a symbol of the indigenous struggle in Brazil.
The first four episodes of the saga were directed by Steven Spielberg.
Director James Mangold said at the end of the premiere, “This film was made with the same dedication to everything that came before us.”
Indiana Jones must don his hat and whip again to face old Nazi foes, Obsessed with a dial created by none other than the Greek sage Archimedes,
The action of this new chapter takes place in the late 1960s, but the writers included a “flashback” that required “Rejuvenate” through artificial intelligence Ford’s face for several minutes, another example of the changes coming in the audiovisual sector.
“I love getting old”
After the scene in which his face is regenerated for the AI, the actor said he doesn’t look back: “I’d like to go back to being the guy I was, because that’s not what I want.” It’s like being old. It was great to be young but, that’s all, I might as well die, I’m old!” he joked at the press conference.
Hollywood film legend, Harrison Ford said that he will not stop working even if he does not get to play a true movie hero indie.
The actor confirmed that he would continue shooting in Paramount+’s 1923 series and Apple TV’s The Shrinking.