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The festival witnessed Harrison Ford Star Power – The Hollywood Reporter


Harrison Ford will once again don the iconic leather jacket and fedora of gritty archaeologist Indiana Jones when Disney unveils it Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny In Cannes in a place out of competition this year.

The film, directed by James Mangold, marks Ford’s fifth time playing Indy and comes after 15 years Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull It also premiered at the festival. But Ford, who will receive a special honor at this year’s festival, never expected Indy — nor his other iconic character, star Wars“Han Solo- you have such a long lifespan.

When the actor visited Cannes in 1985 on behalf of Peter Weir’s crime thriller a witness, where he played a police detective called to protect an Amish woman (Kelly McGillis) and her son, he offered the opportunity to show that he’s interested in doing more than high-octane blockbusters. However, when he sat down with British journalist Barry Norman, Norman was more interested in talking about the three Fords star Wars Movies and two Indiana Jones movies. When asked if he felt overwhelmed by all the special effects and action beats, Ford deflected: “If I get overwhelmed by the special effects, it’s a judgment that the movie is out of control… The human part of the story is lost.”

Stating that “it has always been my ambition to do different kinds of movies and play different characters,” Ford added, “I wouldn’t do anything else.” star Wars film. That episode wrapped up my life.” He continued, “We’re set to make another one Indiana Jones A movie, and I think that will be enough. ” History, of course, played out differently.

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.