From USA Network- Harrison Ford and Gale Anne Hurd Named as Taurus Honorary Award Recipients For Their Achievement in Action Films At The 3rd Annual Taurus World Stunt Awards™ Wednesday May 21, 1:49 pm ET LOS ANGELES, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Harrison Ford and producer Gale Anne Hurd have been selected to receive Taurus Honorary Awards for their outstanding contribution to feature films at the 3rd annual Taurus World Stunt Awards™. The Taurus World Stunt Awards, hosted by Dennis Hopper, will take place on Sunday, June 1st, 2003 at Paramount Studios, and will be telecast the following Monday, June 9th, 2003 on USA Network at 8:00 pm EDT/PDT. Harrison Ford has been selected by the World Stunt Academy to receive the Taurus Honorary Award - Action Movie Star. As one of the biggest box-office stars in the world, Ford brought to life such memorable characters as 'Han Solo' and 'Indiana Jones,' and has over 30 films to his credit, including such blockbuster films as "Raiders of the Lost Arc," "The Fugitive," "Star Wars," "Patriot Games" and "Blade Runner." He was also an Academy Award® and Golden Globe best actor nominee for his role in the film, "Witness." Gale Anne Hurd will receive the Taurus Honorary Award - Action Movie Producer. Hurd has been the creative force behind several of Hollywood's biggest action films in history, including "Aliens," "The Terminator," "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," "The Abyss" and "Armageddon." She heads up Valhalla Motion Pictures, the production company she founded in 2000, and recently completed work on the anticipated summer box office hit, "The Hulk." Celebrities presenting Taurus World Stunt Awards will include Jennifer Garner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carrie-Anne Moss, Vince Vaughn, Michelle Rodriguez, David Arquette, Kelly Hu and many others. The Taurus World Stunt Awards recognizes and honors the entertainment industry's 'extreme athletes,' the stunt professionals who demonstrate their awe-inspiring talent in movies. This year, nominees have been selected from 18 films, including "XXX," "Spiderman," "Die Another Day," "Blade II" and "Blue Crush." Winners will be voted upon from nine categories, such as Best Fight, Best Fire Stunt, and Best Work with a Vehicle. The Taurus World Stunt Awards was the idea of and inspired by Red Bull® Energy Drink CEO Dietrich Mateschitz to honor stunt performers around the world. The show also benefits the Taurus World Stunt Awards Foundation, which was established by an endowment from Mateschitz to provide financial assistance to stunt performers who experience a debilitating stunt related injury.