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Old 09-30-2013, 12:38 AM   #376
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The longer I look at him, the more I think he doesn't even look that similar to Ford.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:44 PM   #377
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i think he looks similer, your not going to get someone who looks exactly like ford though.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:07 PM   #378
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Another person I think would be an interesting fit is Tom Hardy. Yes I know he's a bit more famous than you want the new Ford to be, but take a look:




That's him in the movie lawless, and even though he's not a perfect fit, he's has a good look in a fedora and fits into the time period well.

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Old 10-02-2013, 12:02 AM   #379
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I am very amenable to a young actor becoming a new Indiana Jones and don't believe he has to be precisely like Harrison Ford. Though, Harrison has created an expectation amongst audiences of what IJ is like, since he played him first and foremost. So, while I don't expect a carbon copy, I don't think a suggestion of someone like Anthony Ingruber is without merit. The fact that he looks like HF and can mimic him somewhat is amusing and isn't a bad thing in and of itself. But whether he could get anywhere near a role of that caliber is another thing. Looking like and acting like HF may not be the main prerequisites that future selectors would be looking for.
I'd say it depends on whether we're looking at a future reboot or simply prequel continuation of the existing series.

If the former, then going off the tangent a bit in order to let the new face bring something of his own to the mix is not a bad thing at all. But if the aim is to simply portray the "Ford Indy" in another stage of his life, there need to be substantial similarities in order to willingly suspend ones disbelief that we're still looking at the same character.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:35 AM   #380
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I suppose I was thinking more along the lines of a "prequel continuation" as you put it. In this regard, someone more like HF would have benefits, but I recognise that as time goes on, recognising a new young actor as being 'Harrison Fordish' is maybe not so important for newer audiences. But, he's got to look like something and it can't be the village idiot.

Are we at the point that we think Harrison looks like Indiana Jones, so we think future Indiana Joneses have to look like Harrison? Maybe this logic doesn't need to be employed in the real world. I am not a Ford Fetishist myself. He is a great first Indiana Jones, but I do hope someone else gets to fill the Aldens in either a reboot or "prequel continuation".
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:07 AM   #381
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I am not a Ford Fetishist myself. He is a great first Indiana Jones, but I do hope someone else gets to fill the Aldens in either a reboot or "prequel continuation".
Neither am I. No actor should become bigger than the character they portray.

I suppose all I was trying to say is that an actor with some likeness to Ford and an ability to imitate his mannerisms does matter more if we're to look at an entry to the same continuity than one that is completely independent of it. But in either case, it should not be the decisive factor. What matters far more is a good and entertaining piece as a whole. In fact, you could not have a better proof of that than KotCS. Even Ford himself can't save a movie if it has shortcomings on other departments, despite nailing the role.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:03 AM   #382
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I suppose all I was trying to say is that an actor with some likeness to Ford and an ability to imitate his mannerisms does matter more if we're to look at an entry to the same continuity than one that is completely independent of it. But in either case, it should not be the decisive factor. What matters far more is a good and entertaining piece as a whole. In fact, you could not have a better proof of that than KotCS. Even Ford himself can't save a movie if it has shortcomings on other departments, despite nailing the role.

Agreed. As well as the right person to play the role, they need the magic mix for the whole thing to work.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:55 AM   #383
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Another person I think would be an interesting fit is Tom Hardy. Yes I know he's a bit more famous than you want the new Ford to be, but take a look:




That's him in the movie lawless, and even though he's not a perfect fit, he's has a good look in a fedora and fits into the time period well.

There's an idea. Tom Hardy in anything is a big plus.

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Old 10-02-2013, 01:30 PM   #384
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There's an idea. Tom Hardy in anything is a big plus.



In a remake of ROTLA Tom could play the roles of Indy and the German mechanic:

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Yeah, two for the price of one!

He may need to lose a couple of pounds to fit the role, but he definitely has the chops, acting a physical, to play the role.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:21 PM   #386
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In a remake of ROTLA Tom could play the roles of Indy and the German mechanic:


Eddie Murphy-ing taken to the (mad) max!
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:41 AM   #387
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In a remake of ROTLA Tom could play the roles of Indy and the German mechanic:


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Eddie Murphy-ing taken to the (mad) max!

Bwaaahaahahaha! For a split second, when I first glanced at your post, I thought that was Ironbar! Listen to the LAAAWWWWW! TWO MEN ENTER, ONE MAN LEAVE!!!

Next, I did think of the Nazi Mechanic, before settling on Bane, and Hardy!

He's even got the "punched by Indy" look, to boot! Is MY Face RED???

Criminey, I like Tom Hardy, but does he have to be in everything?!

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Old 10-04-2013, 05:09 AM   #388
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Then again, he does have the jump on others, insomuch as he's already acted opposite Mutt Williams!
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:12 AM   #389
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Bwaaahaahahaha! For a split second, when I first glanced at your post, I thought that was Ironbar! Listen to the LAAAWWWWW! TWO MEN ENTER, ONE MAN LEAVE!!!

Next, I did think of the Nazi Mechanic, before settling on Bane, and Hardy!

That was Tom doing his Charles Bronson impression.

No, not that Charles Bronson!

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Old 10-04-2013, 05:29 AM   #390
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That was Tom doing his Charles Bronson impression.

No, not that Charles Bronson!


Hahaha! Hey Monty, Good to see ya, or read ya, anyhow! Wondering, if not THAT Charles Bronson, which other one is out there, that I'm not thinking of??

Burning the midnight oil, eh?? "Milk and Cookies kept you awake, huh?? Let's discuss this. Maybe you better come up." Play much chess?

Hey kong, 'ol chap, I'm confused about the Eddie Murphy name drop. Enlighten us, perhaps.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:58 AM   #391
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That was Tom doing his Charles Bronson impression.

No, not that Charles Bronson!


Btw, isn't that the guy from the Incubus album covers?
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:12 AM   #392
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Hahaha! Hey Monty, Good to see ya, or read ya, anyhow! Wondering, if not THAT Charles Bronson, which other one is out there, that I'm not thinking of??

This one!



http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...0-facts-789093

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Hey kong, 'ol chap, I'm confused about the Eddie Murphy name drop. Enlighten us, perhaps.

Does the Nutty Professor ring any bells?



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Burning the midnight oil, eh?? "Milk and Cookies kept you awake, huh?? Let's discuss this. Maybe you better come up." Play much chess?


It's daylight here in bunkerland!
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:44 AM   #393
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Ah, I see. Hadn't heard about that movie yet. Couldn't read the cast list, but I assume that's Hardy. If so, it makes sense that he might as well play more Bane looking characters, while he currently still has the build he had to work hard to get.

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Does the Nutty Professor ring any bells?


Of course, I know who Eddie Murphy is, it was merely a matter of seeing what he has to do with the subject of Tom Hardy. But, I think that picture helped. Looks like Mr. Hardy ate a mushroom, and now "Heeza Superrr Now"

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It's daylight here in bunkerland!

Ditto, for me now, also. Although much of that business about Milk and Cookies, and chess, was a somewhat obscure pop culture reference. But, one that most Harrison Ford fans, should pick up on.
Might have been a little too Inside.
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Ah, I see. Hadn't heard about that movie yet. Couldn't read the cast list, but I assume that's Hardy. If so, it makes sense that he might as well play more Bane looking characters, while he currently still has the build he had to work hard to get.

It was an odd film...about an odd man!

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Of course, I know who Eddie Murphy is, it was merely a matter of seeing what he has to do with the subject of Tom Hardy. But, I think that picture helped. Looks like Mr. Hardy ate a mushroom, and now "Heeza Superrr Now"

I think the mighty kong was referring to the multiplicityness-ness of a single actor playing numerous roles in a single film.



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also. Although much of that business about Milk and Cookies, and chess, was a somewhat obscure pop culture reference. But, one that most Harrison Ford fans, should pick up on.
Might have been a little too Inside.



His best film.

Maybe if Hardy misses out on the Indy role, he'll get Deckard for a sequel/prequel?
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It was an odd film...about an odd man!



I think the mighty kong was referring to the multiplicityness-ness of a single actor playing numerous roles in a single film.

I thought you meant the size of both characters, but this makes more sense.


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His best film.


YOU have great taste. I place it second, only to Raiders!!

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Maybe if Hardy misses out on the Indy role, he'll get Deckard for a sequel/prequel?

I could see that, more than him as Indy, but not while in Beefcake mode. Although, all the Mad Max character comparisons are timely, since he's slated to star in Mad Max:Fury Road.
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YOU have great taste. I place it second, only to Raiders!!

Okay, his best sci-fi along with his best adventure.

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I could see that, more than him as Indy, but not while in Beefcake mode. Although, all the Mad Max character comparisons are timely, since he's slated to star in Mad Max:Fury Road.

Remakes being popular right now, I wouldn't put it past Disney to make Indy 5 as Indy 1 take two. With Harrison making a cameo appearance as a patron in The Raven.
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I think the mighty kong was referring to the multiplicityness-ness of a single actor playing numerous roles in a single film.

Correct.

Oh, and I read somewhere that Bronson himself loved Hardy's portrayal. Hardy actually met him in prison and got the maniac's blessing before filming started, too!
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:38 AM   #398
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Okay, his best sci-fi along with his best adventure.

That's the spirit!

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Remakes being popular right now, I wouldn't put it past Disney to make Indy 5 as Indy 1 take two. With Harrison making a cameo appearance as a patron in The Raven.

Don't mind the reboot. Just don't want to see Harry reduced to a cameo in the series that owes as much to him, as he does to it! Besides, Him playing another character, would remove the 4th wall! The only time this should be allowed in cinema, is if your movie is named The A-Team, (a giddy, campy action flick), or Ferris Bueller's Day Off, (a giddy, happy teen fantasy) Otherwise, I hate it when they do this! Hated when the James Bond movies did it too!

Speaking of which. Call me daft, but I think Indiana Jones should be played by an American Actor, just as I prefer James Bond to be played by a European. I don't see Hardy as Indy,...at....all. Don't get me wrong. I love his acting. My two favorite roles of his were in ST:Nemesis, and in Inception. Just not my go to guy for Dr. Jones.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:19 AM   #399
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I really don't mind what nationality the actor who plays Indy is, as Indy himself has been part of many, in many nation's armies and such. As long as they can mask the accent enough so it's not obvious.

For me, more than anything, it's the look and attitude that matter to me.
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I fall into the crowd that sees Indiana Jones as pretty similar to James Bond, so I don't really have a problem with a new actor taking on the hat and whip. Sean Connery was the original James Bond, and probably the best James Bond, but the subsequent Bond actors still brought something to the character, and many of my favorite Bond movies do not star Connery.

At this point I would be more interested in seeing a new actor as Indiana Jones than a 70-something Harrison Ford. Indiana Jones isn't exactly high art. These are fun action-adventure movies, so I don't see recasting the lead character as that big a deal as long as the movie is still entertaining.

Now with that being said, who do you go with as the new Indiana Jones?

I think John Hamm would be a good choice. He's 42 right now, so a few years older than Ford was in The Last Crusade. I don't really see that as a big deal though since the guy's in decent shape and doesn't really look all that old. The important thing is that he possesses the natural charm and charisma that you would need to play Indiana Jones. He has a solid range as an actor, and he's also capable of projecting the intelligence and worldly wisdom that would be required. So we have a guy who can be charming, funny, serious, heroic, witty and intelligent, plus he kind of looks the part. All around a solid choice.

My wildcard choice would be Robert Downey Jr. Yes, he's older than Ford was (he's 48), but it's still a far cry from where Ford is now, plus he doesn't really come across as that old a guy. Once again, if things like charm, charisma, wit and intelligence are how you would describe Indiana Jones, RDJ undoubtedly has the ability to convey all of those in spades. He's been Tony Stark and Sherlock Holmes, and I really don't see Indiana Jones as that big a stretch. Indy has a knack for getting himself into one mess after another. There is a sort of "out of the frying pan and into the fire" approach to the story, and I think RDJ would excel in that those types of situations. You probably couldn't afford to hire him though.
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