Harrison Ford displayed his trademark dry sense of humor during what could have been an awkward moment at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend.
During a press conference for his new film, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” a reporter commented that Ford was “still very hot,” adding “we were stunned to see you take your shirt off in the second scene, it’s just… and you’ve still got it. How do you keep fit? And can you ride a horse?”
Ford was exaggeratedly confused, asking about the horse-riding question first, saying he can “if they let me.”
As for the body comment, Ford said, “Look, I have been blessed with this body.”
Ford was also surprised with a surprise Palme d’Or by Cannes Festival Director Thierry Frémaux, the highest prize given during the festival on Thursday.
I’m very moved by this,” Ford said, according to 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. 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.”
Harrison Ford being presented with his Honourary Palme d’or prior to the screening of the film “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” during the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. (VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
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Harrison Ford cracked up the press during the “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” press conference at the Cannes Film Festival. (Sebastien Nogier/Pool/Getty Images)
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“This is the final film in the series, and this is the last time I’ll play the character,” Ford told Total Film magazine. “I anticipate that it will be the last time that he appears in a film.”
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” debuts in theaters June 30.