Magazine article Screen International

Zurich to Honour Harrison Ford

Magazine article Screen International

Zurich to Honour Harrison Ford

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Indiana Jones star to receive Zurich Film Festival's 'Golden Eye' Award for lifetime achievement.

The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that Harrison Ford will be the recipient of its 'Golden Eye' award for lifetime achievements in cinema.

The tribute will take place on Oct 4 with Ford in attendance, as he tours Europe ahead of the release of his next film, the sci-fi action adventure Ender's Game, directed by Gavin Hood.

ZFF directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht said: "Harrison Ford has had one of the most remarkable careers of any actor in cinema, helping to propel two of the greatest movie franchises by bringing to life iconic roles that have become just as famous as the films themselves.

"Few actors have commanded the leading man role that Harrison Ford has embodied throughout his career, and continues to showcase in every new project. We are honored to present him with our Golden Eye award at this year's festival."

The festival will present a special screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark prior to Ford's award tribute.

As well as the whip-cracking Indiana Jones, Ford is also best known for his portrayal as Han Solo in the Star Wars franchise - a series he is expected to return to for the new instalments, the first of which will be released in 2015. …

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