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Old 01-02-2008, 10:55 AM   #1
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Ideas For New Indy Actor

We all agree that Harrison Ford is an absolutely brilliant choice for Indy. I wouldn't dare argue against that - and definitely not on this board. But he's getting old now, and it would be silly to lose this great character because Harrison is too old. Harrison Ford has actually said he'd be happy having another actor take over the role, as long as he got the 4th film. Just like the Bond franchise and Sean Connery, Harrison would for many be the favourite, but look at the newest Daniel Craig film - Casino Royale - absolutely brilliant. Look at all the great Bond films we'd have missed if they'd ended the films when Connery retired.

Anyway, now that I've said my piece, my favourite candidate to carry on as Indy after Harrison retires is the guy who plays Sawyer in the Lost tv show. He's got the charm, the looks, that bit of arrogance, the physical abilities, and even gets beaten up quite regularly, just like our favourite hero.

What do you think of this suggestion? Any other (practical) ideas - there's no point saying Tom Sellek - he's too old now, too!

Whats the Sawyer actor called, again? My memory is a blank...! I should've done my research!
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:25 AM   #2
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In my opinion the series should end with Ford! I really can't see people accepting someone else in the role. I know they have (at times) with Bond, but I just feel the character of Indy is different.

Now, if they came up with a similar type character like Rick O'Connell in The Mummy films, I'd vote for an actor like Gerard Butler, Nathan Fillion, or Eric Bana.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:40 AM   #3
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I think Indy should end with Harrison Ford too.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:48 AM   #4
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The series should end with Ford.
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:20 PM   #5
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Harrison ireplaceble
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:47 PM   #6
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Ford cant be replaced. every piece of the Indy-outfit is designed to fit Harrison and only harrison. If somebody else were to cary the gear they will look silly (if they arent lucky to find someone who actually fits the gear).
James Bond is known for his tux. Everyone can wear a tux but not everyone fits the Indy gear.

but just to mention who i belive would actually do a good replacement would have been River Phoenix. To bad he's gone. R.I.P
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:28 PM   #7
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Going back to my idea earlier of a new adventure film character, I'd like to see Clive Owen have a good action/adventure role. He's got such a great gritty persona, that he'd be perfect in a Indy-like rogue adventurer film. If Brendan Fraser can get such a role, surely Owen deserves one.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:14 PM   #8
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Though I think that ford will be the only Indy the closest I would say is the pilot in the new flight of the Phoenix
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:04 PM   #9
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Though I think that ford will be the only Indy the closest I would say is the pilot in the new flight of the Phoenix

You mean Dennis Quaid?

I've seen his name tossed in the hat a few times now! The only issue is his age, he's in his mid 50's now. I would think if you replaced Ford, it would have to be someone younger in their late 30's-40's.

As for Quaid taking on an Indy-like role of his own, that I wouldn't mind seeing!
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:27 PM   #10
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The only other actor I'd like to see play Indy is an actor doing a voiceover for an animated series. An animated show is the best way to continue the franchise after Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is released.
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Old 01-03-2008, 04:18 AM   #11
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The only other actor I'd like to see play Indy is an actor doing a voiceover for an animated series.
We've had couple of VO actors in the video games, guess they count. Doug Lee (FoA, IM) and David Esch (ET).
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:35 PM   #12
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Seriously, however, Harrison Ford is the beginning and end of Indiana Jones.

Except that as long as Indiana = Jone$$$, someone will do the inevitable extension. Even if it's going to be "Shia la Boeuf is Nevada Jones with Brendan Fraser as Doctor Jones!"...
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:15 AM   #13
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The only other actor I'd like to see play Indy is an actor doing a voiceover for an animated series. An animated show is the best way to continue the franchise after Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is released.

I'm in total agreement with that.
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:29 PM   #14
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End it with Ford. If they ever replaced him with another actor, there'd be a MASSIVE uproar!

But I see no reason why they could'nt continue the story with Shia LeBouf. Of course NOT as Indy. But as a new character. Kind of like BATMAN BEYOND.
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:40 PM   #15
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It ends with Ford. if they wanna use Shia in a spin off, fine, waste millions of $$, but I won't be going to see it.

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Old 01-08-2008, 04:28 PM   #16
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I will. He will be the Jones of the 60's-70's
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:48 PM   #17
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Who would of been another great indy?

Just wondering if Ford wouldnt of played the role of Indy who else would of been your pick for indy?

I m thinking that guy richard dean anderson from stargate atlantis.



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Old 07-17-2008, 11:54 PM   #18
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Top 3 for my list

Jack Nickolson in his prime
Clint Eastwood in his prime
Billy Cambell I thought he would of made an awesome young Indy
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:35 AM   #19
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I m thinking that guy richard dean anderson from stargate atlantis.

Great, then McGuyver could add using a giant ancient statue to knock down a wall in the Well of Souls to his enormous list of crafty escapes.

(Oh, and he's more from SG-1 than Atlantis)


As for other good Indys ... eh. I'll still have to think about it - it's hard for me to imagine someone other than Ford.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:58 AM   #20
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I think Ralph Fiennes is the only real choice. In Constant Gardener he even had some scenes where he had almost the proper look - just missing the hat.
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:27 AM   #21
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I don't think Tim Matheson or Tom Selleck would have been bad choices. I sort of agree about Richard Dean Anderson but he was too pretty to play Indy back in the day.
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:08 AM   #22
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lol i love Richard Dean Anderson as Macgyver!

but i cant see him being a Indy.

i cant any way think of some one else being him besides the greatest Actor ever!!

i cant even try pretend.lol
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:19 AM   #23
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The problem with this is that we have the physical model of Ford so ingrained within our Indyverse, that we automatically start going towards actors who resemble Harrison.

I liked the choice already mentioned of Clint Eastwood, especially using 20/20 hindsight now and knowing how well the man has aged. Although I wonder if audiences back then would have been taken out of the illusion, seeing "Dirty Harry" with a bullwhip? I mean, we already knew Harrison, but for whatever reason, I never once thought "Hmmm, what is Han Solo doing in the jungle?". Strange.
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:40 AM   #24
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how about bruce campbell from army of darkness??

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Old 07-18-2008, 12:46 PM   #25
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For his time, Ford was a great choice, but I think Robert Redford could have pulled it off too.



If ROTLA was made in 2008 rather than 1981, I think Aaron Eckhart would have made a good Indy.

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