Harrison Ford arrives at the Premiere of 'The Call of the Wild' at the El Capitan Theatre on February 13, 2020 in Hollywood, California.
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Harrison Ford Says He's Never Played A Character Like 1923's Jacob Dutton
Harrison Ford has finally waded into the streaming waters and fully immersed himself, playing rancher Jacob Dutton in Paramount's "1923." The role sees him at his gruffest and most resolute, facing the harsh realities of life in rural Montana, and Ford admits that his character in this "Yellowstone" spin-off is unlike any he's ever attempted.
The actor told The Hollywood Reporter, "I haven't played a character like this ever. The complexity and his moral journey in terms of the decisions he has to make are complicated and interesting." Ford likes to play characters he can relate to, and having owned a ranch, he found something to sympathize with in Dutton, as well as something completely new to contend with.
Dutton is a somber and determined rancher battling all manner of threats to protect his family and land, which is a far cry from the sly rakishness of his early roles as Han Solo and Indiana Jones. The world-weariness in Jacob closely relates to his Rick Deckard in "Blade Runner 2049," but the setting of a strenuous ranch life still makes this a one-of-a-kind character.