Harrison Ford receives surprise award at Swiss Film Festival

Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Harrison Ford has been honoured with a surprise award at the 64th Locarno International Film Festival.

The 69-year-old star was handed the Golden Leopard for lifetime achievement at the Swiss event, which hosted the European premiere of his latest movie `Cowboys & Aliens`, reported Variety online.

"I`m very grateful for this. It reminds me of my enormous luck in my career to work with so many talented directors, actors, crew, writers, producers. And I appreciate the fact that I still have the opportunity from time to time to make movies," said Ford.

The organisers spared no expense in getting Ford to the bash - he took a helicopter along with his director Jon Favreau and co-stars Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde.

Locarno, which is dedicated to indie cinema, has gone more high-profile this year, which is also reflected in some early business deals inked in the run-up to the fest and during its first few days.

The festival ends on Saturday.


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