Harrison Ford received the Career Achievement Award at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday night.
The actor was introduced by him Indiana Jones and the Connection of Destiny Director James Mangold, who described Ford as a “hyper-giant”.
“The largest stars in the known universe are called variable hypergiants. Supergiants are about 1,700 times more massive than our Sun. The supergiant is so large that 5 billion of our Suns can fit in it, and they are so heavy that they pull other celestial bodies towards them. Of course, Harrison Ford A star. However, tonight I confirm that it is a variable giant. A star so large, it contains multitudes. A star so unique that it attracts other stars. It is a star so bright, it has warmed the lives of all of us in this room, in this crowd, and on this planet on Most likely.
Mangold then moved on to Ford's filmography, from American graffiti to Blade Runner to Working girl to Air Force One to The fugitive And more.
“I've come up with such an amazing list of enviable films and shows without even mentioning Star Wars,” Mangold continued. “He was in five of them playing the charming Han Solo, who shaped our lives as boys, at least, if not as women as well. Or the five Indiana Jones movies in which he portrayed the beloved titular character, an archaeologist who combines contrasting notions of the bookworm.” Volatile, moralistic, snake-fearing, and dashing adventurer with old-school integrity.
Ford — who received a standing ovation when he took the stage, as the camera panned to his wife, Calista Flockhart, who was teary-eyed — thanked the audience as they continued to applaud before saying, “Come on. 'I've only got three minutes,'” which prompted some laughter. He kept his comments short but was clearly moved by the honor.
“First of all, I'm really happy to be here tonight to see where our business is going and all the talented people are getting opportunities that maybe didn't exist in the first part of my career. I'm very happy about that,” he said.
“I'm here because of a combination of luck and the work of amazing directors, writers and filmmakers,” Ford continued, becoming emotional. “I feel very lucky. I am happy for this honor and I appreciate it very much.
He added: “I want to thank my beautiful wife… who supports me when I need a lot of support – and I need a lot of support.” “I'm grateful to all the amazing actors, I see so many of them here tonight that I've worked with, and I'm so glad I got the opportunities that I had, and I'm grateful. Thank you. I won't take any more of your time. Thank you.”
See the full list of Critics' Choice Award winners here.
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