Harrison Ford said he was “deeply touched and humbled” by receiving an honorary Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival.
The award was given to veteran American actor ahead of the premiere of his latest film Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny, which took place on Thursday.
The 80-year old actor returns to the role of the world-trotting archaeologist in the film, more than 40 year after his first appearance in Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
Mads Mikkelsen and Phoebe Waller Bridge, the actress from Fleabag who portrays Indiana Jones’ goddaughter Helena Shaw.
Before the film was screened, the audience watched a highlight video of the actor’s career.
He said, becoming emotional: “They say that when you are about to die, you can see your entire life flashing before your eyes. I saw my life flash in front of my eyes.
“I have lived a great deal of my life, but not my entire life.”
My wife has enabled my life by supporting my passions and dreams. I am grateful.
He continued, “And I also love you.”
You’ve given me a purpose in life and I am grateful for that. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with people like Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Mads Mikkelsen.
“I’m deeply touched by this honor, and humbled. But I have a film you must see.” Let me clear the air.
The fifth installment in the Indiana Jones series is set between Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade ( 1989) and Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (1990).
This film, which starred Shia LaBeouf as well, had its world premier at Cannes in 2008.