He’s been Han Solo, Jack Ryan, Deckard in Blade Runner, and of course, he’s Indiana Jones. In short, there have been very few movie stars in the history of Hollywood bigger than Harrison Ford. And although he might not have an Oscar to his name, he now has an honorary Palme d’Or award from this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Ford received a standing ovation from the crowd, who were gathered there for the world premiere of his final outing as Dr. Jones in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. You can watch the iconic movie star get emotional at receiving this prestigious honor in the video below:
The usually stoic Ford fought back tears as he accepted the award. The festival preceded this honor with a reel of the actor’s greatest hits from 50 years of movies on screen. He jokingly said, “They say when you’re about to die, you see your life flash before your eyes. And I just saw my life flash before my eyes.” But Harrison Ford didn’t overstay his welcome on stage, reminding the audience that they had a movie to see. And afterward, the crowd watched the very first screening of Indiana Jones’ final on-screen adventure.
Harrison Ford wasn’t there alone in that auditorium for his big moment. His co-stars Mads Mikkelsen and Phoebe Waller-Bridge were right there with him, along with his wife Calista Flockhart and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny director James Mangold. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny hits theaters everywhere on June 30, 2023.