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'Indiana Jones' star Harrison Ford 'very moved' by Cannes award, saw life flash before his eyes

Harrison Ford had a hard time fighting back tears at the Cannes Film Festival in the South of France Thursday night.

Ford attended the festival with wife Calista Flockhart for the premiere of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.” This marks Ford’s fifth and final movie in the franchise.

Variety reported that once the film concluded, there was a standing ovation that lasted more than five minutes in the Palais des Festivals.

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford attended the “Indiana Jones and the Dial Of Destiny” red carpet during the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival Thursday. (Samir Hussein/WireImage)

On Thursday, the “1923” star was also awarded with a surprise Palme d’Or by Cannes Festival Director Thierry Frémaux. The award was founded in 1955 and is the highest prize given at the festival.

“I love you, too. But I’ve got a movie you ought to see,” Ford said. “It’s right behind me. So let me get out of the way, and thank you again for this great honor.”

Prior to the festival, Ford shared that “Dial of Destiny” will be the last time he portrays the legendary archeologist.

“This is the final film in the series, and this is the last time I’ll play the character,” Ford told Total Film magazine. “I anticipate that it will be the last time that he appears in a film.”


“But every time the passion of the people involved matched my passion because I love what this kind of film brings to the audience. The combination of adventure and emotion is really the elements of its success, and the actors that we have been able to bring to play the characters in this series have extraordinary strength.”

James Mangold and Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford spoke highly of “Indiana Jones” director James Mangold during a recent interview. (Pascal Le Segretain)

Ford also spoke about James Mangold, the “Indiana Jones” director, saying he is “the hardest-working director in show business.”

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