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Harrison Ford Gives Emotional Goodbye At ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ Cannes Premiere

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. While the movie received a relatively muted standing ovation, there were plenty of big cheers for actor Harrison Ford.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is the fifth and final chapter of one of the most celebrated franchises in movie history. Led by Ford, the titular character has gone on to become one of the most iconic movie characters too, and elevated Ford to a new level of stardom following his debut as Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.

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The movie is also Ford’s last outing as the character, making the premiere an incredibly emotional one for the 80-year-old actor.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

“I’m very moved by this,” said Ford. “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, who has supported my passion and my dreams, and I’m grateful.”

Ford returns as the eponymous archaeologist and fights off heinous Nazis in this movie. It is set in 1969 against the space race and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen and Boyd Holbrook co-star. Helming Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is James Mangold of Logan fame.

For the first time, this Indiana Jones movie is directed by someone other than Steven Spielberg, who only had nice words to say about the latest sequel at a recent press event.

“Bob Iger had a screening for a lot of the Disney executives, and I came to the screening along with the director James Mangold,” Spielberg said. “Everybody loved the movie. It’s really, really a good ‘Indiana Jones’ film. I’m really proud of what Jim has done with it.”

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny opens in theatres on 30 June.