September 30, 2010 07:52:17 GMT
'I'm delighted to give this award to Harrison Ford. It's always a pleasure to honor these young actors who do so well,' Kirk Douglas says.
Harrison Ford is to be honored with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in California later this year. Veteran movie icon Douglas will be present to hand the accolade to Ford at a black-tie gala on November 19.
He says, "I'm delighted to give this award to Harrison Ford. It's always a pleasure to honor these young actors who do so well." The organizers will be hoping Ford can show up for his big moment after he was forced to pull out of an Operation Smile charity dinner held in his honor on Friday, September 24 - his new bride Calista Flockhart stepped in and accepted the award on his behalf.
Operation Smile is a worldwide children's medical charity which has a network of global volunteers who are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults.