Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford received an honorary Pale d’Or for lifetime achievement at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Ford received the Palme d’or d’honneur Thursday night when he was at the festival to launch Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate.
The film, directed by James Mangold, marks Ford’s fifth time playing professor and adventurer Indiana Jones and comes 15 years later Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull also premiered at Cannes and the success of the franchise was sealed.
In the latest outing for the Indiana Jones franchise, Phoebe Waller-Bridge plays Indiana Jones’ goddaughter who drags the archaeologist out of retirement. Ford also attended Cannes in 1985 to promote his performance in Peter Weir’s crime thriller Witnessin which he played a police detective called in to protect an Amish woman (Kelly McGillis) and her son.
Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Olivier Richters and Ethann Isidore also star in Dial of fate. This is the first Indiana Jones feature film that will not be directed by Steven Spielberg, who helmed four episodes: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Temple of Doom (1984), The Last Crusade (1989) and Crystal skull (2008).
Dial of fate starts with Indiana Jones at age 70 (Ford is 80 in real life), and the movie will acknowledge that this is an older, more tired character.