Ford Surprised With Award At Swiss Film Festival

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August 8, 2011 | 7:30am EST

Hollywood star Harrison Ford was the toast of Switzerland’s prestigious Locarno International Film Festival on Saturday after accepting a surprise trophy.
The actor was handed the Golden Leopard for lifetime achievement at the event, which hosted the European premiere of his latest movie Cowboys & Aliens.

A stunned Ford told the crowd of 7,000, “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.”

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, according to