Hollywood legend Harrison Ford, who is in Cannes for the official premiere of the 5th film in the “Indiana Jones” series, was unexpectedly honored with the Palme d’Or for his entire career, before the screening of the film.

“I am deeply moved by this distinction,” said the 80-year-old American actor, without hiding his emotion, after receiving his award from the hands of Thierry Fremaux, the director general of the Festival.

When it was announced that the fifth sequel in the adventure series of the adventures of the archeology professor, the film “Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny”, was to be shown on the Croisette, the organizers said that they were preparing a “special honour” for Harrison Ford, without any other details.

Ford, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, has embodied a multitude of heroes, from Han Solo in the “Star Wars” film series to Blade Runner in Ridley Scott’s cult film of the same name and archaeologist Dr. Jones with the whip and fedora, a role that has followed him since 1981, from the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The new Indiana Jones movie will hit theaters at the end of June.

Tom Cruise went to Cannes last year to present the world premiere of the film “Top Gun: Maverick”, and he also received an unexpected Palme d’Or.

This year, another big name in American cinema, 78-year-old Michael Douglas, was honored for his entire career at the Festival’s opening ceremony on Tuesday.