Harrison Ford said he was “deeply moved and honored” to receive an honorary Palme d’or at the Cannes Film Festival.
THE veteran american actor received the accolade ahead of the world premiere screening of his new film Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate on Thursday.
The film sees the 80-year-old return as a globe-trotting archaeologist over 40 years after his first stint in 1981’s Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
It stars Fleabag actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who plays Indiana Jones’ goddaughter Helena Shaw, and Mads Mikkelsen.
Before the screening, the public was able to discover an excerpt from the actor’s career before he went on stage to present the film.
Getting emotional, he 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.
“A big part of my life but not all of my life.
“My life has been made possible by my lovely wife, who supports my passion and my dreams and I am grateful.”
Speaking directly to the audience, he continued, “And I love you too.
“You have given purpose and meaning to my life and I am grateful for that. So grateful to have the opportunity to work with others like Phoebe (Waller-Bridge) and Mads (Mikkelsen).
“I am deeply moved by this honor and humbled – but I have a film you need to see. So let me get out of the way.”
The fifth installment in the Indiana Jones franchise is set between the years depicted in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
The latter film, starring Shia LaBeouf, also had its world premiere at Cannes in 2008.