American actor Harrison Ford as the eponymous archaeologist in a publicity still for the film 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade', 1989.  (Photo by Murray Close/Getty Images)
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Harrison Ford Won't Treat Indiana Jones 5 Like a Movie Star
Indiana Jones has stumbled into plenty of tight spots throughout the years, and fans can catch him on his last cinematic adventure on June 30, 2023. However, as an actor who’s always invested in the needs of his characters rather than coasting on his movie star looks, Harrison Ford has an effortless facility for making heroism look truly hard.
"Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" director James Mangold spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the star's "profound instincts" as an actor. "He looks for ways to make it more like life, mess up the false moments and to take the piss out of his own character. He's got this great sense of how to be a hero and how to undermine the tropes of heroism at the same time."
"How to walk on that tightrope is something you see him thinking about all day long," said Mangold. "How to kind of play against the obvious grain in the scene. Also, how to kind of find humor where you might not think there would be humor. These gifts are a hallmark of his work."