The fifth and final installment in the Indiana Jones franchise made its long-awaited premiere on the 76th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.
But before the curtain went up and some select viewers got their first look at the Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny, the longtime protagonist was almost moved to tears several times, according to LAD Bible.
The raw emotion of the moment overwhelmed Ford after a string of his greatest hits, including Star Wars, Indiana Jones and The Fugitive, played on screen before the premiere of Dial Of Destiny.
The audience first gave him a standing ovation that lasted several minutes after the cast and director were announced and Ford took the stage, where he was awarded a surprise Palme d’Or, the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. Festival.
The old protagonist would get emotional again after the action-adventure movie, directed by James Mangold, ended and the credits started rolling, but this time the applause was over five minutes.
Choked: Harrison Ford, 80, got emotional several times during the world premiere of Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny at the 76th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France
Ford and his Indiana Jones character certainly got the hero’s farewell at the world premiere screening of Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny.
The fifth film, but the first not directed by Stephen Spielberg, is expected to be Indy’s last adventure, according to Ford.
Speaking to the audience after the on-screen retrospective of his career, Ford shared how thrilled he was to be able to fulfill his dreams and passions as an actor in some of the greatest films of all time.
“I am very moved by this,” said the 80-year-old resident of Chicago, Illinois, as reported by Variety.
“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. Much of my life, but not all of my life,” he added.
He then sought out his wife, Calista Flockhart, in the audience and praised her for supporting him throughout his career.
“My life has been made possible by my lovely wife, who has supported my passion and my dreams, and I am grateful,” he said before turning his attention to the crowd gathered at the Palais des Festivals.
‘I love you too. But I have a movie you should see. It’s right behind me,” he said, trying to begin the screening of the fifth and final Indiana Jones film, “so get out of my way, and thank you again for this great honor.”
Honoured: The longtime leading man, who arrived with wife Calista Flockhart by his side, received his first standing ovation after a retrospective of his career was shown on screen for Indy 5
Splendor and Circumstance: Ford would get emotional after the cast was acknowledged prior to the screening; pictured on the red carpet are Kathleen Kennedy, Ethann Isidore, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, director James Mangold, Ford, Mads Mikkelsen and Boyd Holbrook
After the screening, while the credits were still running, the audience began its five-minute standing ovation, which once again choked Ford.
He had again stated that this is his last ride as Indiana Jones, which all started over 43 years ago with Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981).
Directed by Spielberg from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, and based on a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman, Raiders was a huge hit with fans, grossing $389.9 million on a $20 million budget.
The Temple of Doom (1984) would serve as the first sequel and again scored big at the box office, grossing $333.1 million against a budget of $28.17 million.
It would be five years before The Last Crusade (1989) shut down, and the fans responded by surpassing the previous two versions to earn $474.2 million on a $48 million budget.
It took more than 19 years for the fourth part, The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008), to premiere in theaters.
It slaughtered all three episodes at the box office, grossing a whopping $790.7 million on a budget that rose to $185 million.
Indiana Jones movies are about fantasy and mystery, but they’re also about the heart. “We have a great story to tell, as well as a movie that will give you a thrill,” he said after the screening.
Emotions run high: After the screening, while the credits were still running, the audience began its five-minute standing ovation, which once again choked Ford; the fifth installment in the IndianaJones franchise also stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Farewell: The Chicago native had reiterated that this would be his last ride as Indiana Jones
Iconic: The Indiana Jones franchise began with Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981), directed by Stephen Spielberg, followed by four sequels
Still emotional from all the applause, Ford praised the work of his on-screen colleague, Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
“Thank you for making these movies such an incredible experience for all of us,” he said, addressing the comment to the fans who have supported the franchise for more than four decades.
“I’m very proud to say this one is fantastic and that’s one of the reasons,” he continued, pointing to Waller-Bridge.
Referring to this being the last Indiana Jones movie, Ford quipped, “This is it.” I won’t fall for you again. But thank you very much.’
In addition to Ford and Waller-Bridge, the cast also includes Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Ethann Isidore, and Mads Mikkelsen.
Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny, with a budget of $300 million, will hit theaters in the US on June 30.