Harrison Ford receives a surprise Palme d’Or



American actor Harrison Ford next to French director of the Cannes Film Festival, Iris Knobloch, after receiving an honorary Palme d’Or during the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, May 18, 2023. VALERY HACHE / AFP

“I am deeply touched by this distinction”, reacted the legend of Hollywood who came to present in world preview Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Hollywood legend Harrison Ford, who came to present the world premiere Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny in Cannes, received an honorary palme d’or on Thursday evening before the screening of the film. “I am deeply touched by this distinction“, reacted the 80-year-old American actor, visibly very moved, after receiving the award from the hands of Thierry Frémaux, the general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival.

By announcing that the fifth part of the adventures of the famous archaeologist would be shown on the Croisette, the organizers had indicated that a “outstanding tributewould be returned to Harrison Ford, without further details. A figure of Hollywood cinema, he has embodied a wide range of characters, from Han Solo in the saga Star Wars To blade runnerpassing by the adventurer with the hat and the whip that he plays since 1981 and the first episode, The Raiders of the Lost Ark. Indiana Jones 5 is due out in theaters at the end of June.

Tom Cruise, who came to Cannes last year to preview Top Gun: Maverick, had also received a surprise Palme d’or, before the screening of the feature film. This year, another big name in American cinema, Michael Douglas, 78, received the same distinction on Tuesday, during the opening ceremony of the Festival.


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