Harrison Ford thanks Tom Selleck, the real best choice to be Indiana Jones, for dropping out Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark. After the performance a new hope In 1977, Ford got his next major acting gig with 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark, which was a major hit and solidified Ford’s status as a leading man. Ford, however, only got the role because Selleck had to drop out due to contractual obligations with CBS. Magnum PI
Now, on to the Italian premiere Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny divided by Last date, Ford takes a moment to shout out Selleck for playing the role all those years ago. Check out the actor’s full comments below:
“How did I get the job? Tom Selleck had the job, but he also had an obligation to do a television series and he couldn’t get out of that deal. I was second choice, and I’m so grateful for Tom. Thanks, Tom, man. You If you’re listening, thanks again.”
Will Indiana Jones work without Harrison Ford?
The craft of filmmaking is showcased throughout Indiana Jones Voting rights, especially Raiders of the Lost Ark, truly top tier, with Steven Spielberg at the top of his game. The action is fluid and yet thrilling and beautifully captured, and each film’s story is filled with surprises and mythological intrigue. Even without Ford, then, the material is certainly there for Indiana Jones became a hit
Selleck was also a popular figure at the time, and screen test videos of him and Marion contestant Sean Young showed that the two actors had chemistry. Selleck also looks the part and undoubtedly has strong leading man qualities. That being said, it’s really impossible to imagine a version of this now Indiana Jones Except for Ford.
Even over star wars‘ Han Solo, Indiana Jones is the most iconic role of Ford’s career and a part he seems born to play. From action to the wit that Indy has for his day job as an archeology professor, Ford brings it all to the table. Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark It probably wasn’t a failure with Selleck in the central role, but now, more than 40 years later, it’s clearly for the best that Ford has taken on the role.
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