US actor Harrison Ford has said goodbye to his role in Indiana Jones, a performance that helped launch his celebrated film career in Hollywood.
This artistic career was the reason that the Cannes Film Festival awarded him an honorary Palme d’Or during the premiere of the fifth installment of the saga.
The moment became one of the most symbolic moments of the 76th edition of the prestigious film festival held in France as the Hollywood star was elated by the recognition.
Ford, 80, watched a series of videos compiling the most important scenes from the films, which generated a range of emotions during the event.
The actor said, “I am feeling very emotional. They say when you go to die you see your life flashing before your eyes, and that’s what I just saw. A big part of my life , but not for the rest of my life.”
Regarding the saga, Indiana Jones began in 1981 with its first installment, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, which was an immediate worldwide success.
Subsequently, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) came to light.
The final installment was also presented at Cannes, and this year the Hollywood star returned fifteen years later to present the fifth installment, which was directed by James Mangold.
The plot of this new chapter takes place in the late 1960s, but the writers have included a “flashback” in which Ford’s face needs to be “rejuvenated” by artificial intelligence for several minutes.
At the end of the premiere director James Mangold said, “This film was made with the same dedication to everything we put forth.”