Harrison Ford holds back tears at Indiana Jones press conference ‘Indescribable’

Earlier this week, the fifth and final Indiana Jones movie had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Harrison Ford has been playing the archaeologist adventurer for most of his life and couldn’t hold back his emotion during the five-minute standing ovation.

The 80-year-old Hollywood star was then on the verge of tears when surprised with an Honourary Palme d’Or award.

The actor 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 great part of my life but not all of my life.

“My life has been enabled by my lovely wife, supporting my passion and my dreams and I’m grateful.”

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Following the premiere, Ford took part in a press conference for Indiana Jones and Dial of Destiny with director James Mangold and his co-stars. And once again, Ford’s voice broke as he held back tears.

He said of the five-minute standing ovation: “It was indescribable. I felt…I can’t even tell you. I mean it’s just extraordinary to see a kind of relic of your life as it passes by.

“The warmth of this place, the sense of community, the welcome is unimaginable and it makes me feel good.”

Later on, he teared up again commenting on his co-stars: “These people [make] it real. They bring the magic because the story supports their characters.

“The alliance between their character and story is observed from the very beginning. The character supports the story and the story supports the character. It’s a knit. It’s f***ing magic when it works. And if it doesn’t work it’s a nightmare!

“There is magic here and it comes from the collaboration, from the knit of everybody’s ambition and what they’re willing to put into it. I’ve never seen actors give as much to each other. Thank you.”

Indiana Jones and the Dial of the Destiny hits UK cinemas on June 28, 2023.

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