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Harrison Ford tears up when told 'you mean the world to us' ahead of final Indiana Jones

Katherine Sidnell

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With the final Indiana Jones film about hit cinemas, it’s understandable that Harrison Ford would become a little emotional.

The 80-year-old has played the character for over four decades and has been reflecting on his time as the iconic archaeologist.

In his latest interview, the actor tearfully told fans that it meant ‘the world’ to him that the films had become so beloved. (warning: you might end up crying too after this).

The veteran actor is saying goodbye to his iconic character. Credit: Disney
The veteran actor is saying goodbye to his iconic character. Credit: Disney
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Speaking with Radio One’s Ali Plumb, the veteran actor was asked about why the films were so beloved.

Sat beside Phoebe Waller-Bridge, he stoically replied: “Because of the talents of the screenwriters, directors and actors that have poured their hearts and souls into it. And the experience that I had making these five films.”

The 80-year-old then went on to pay tribute to his co-stars, who included the late Sean Connery, Karen Allen and John Hurt – stating that the movies were ‘peopled with some of the most amazing actors’.

“They mix adventure, humour and heart,” Ford continued. “I think the thing I most admire most about them is the depth and subtly of emotion and the importance of emotion in these films.”

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As he looked back over the five films, the A-lister admitted that the film was ‘compelling’ to him as it was concerned with ‘age and frailty' and the 'changing nature of life'.

Harrison Ford has played the
Harrison Ford has played the

“I wanted it to feel real for the audience. I wanted them to see the complexity of that experience with someone they’ve spent forty years with,” he told Plumb.

Thanking the actor for bringing the iconic character to life, Ford tearfully replied: “And I must say to you sincerely, it means the world to me.”

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Earlier during the press tour, Ford also became emotional when Indiana Jones received a five-minute-long standing ovation. Watch below:

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After the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, the audience showered the actor with applause – leaving the Blade Runner star clearly overwhelmed.

Later that evening, he told Variety that he was ‘very moved’ by the moment, saying: “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.

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"A great part of my life, but not all of my life," he added. "My life has been enabled by my lovely wife, who has supported my passion and my dreams, and I’m grateful.”

Told you you’d need tissues!

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity

Katherine Sidnell
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