Harrison Ford recently paid homage to the late Sir Sean Connery. He spoke about his time filming with him on “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.“
While speaking to Variety, Ford said:
“He was my father…not in life…but in ‘Indy 3. ’You don’t know pleasure until someone pays you to take Sean Connery for a ride in the side car of a Russian motorcycle bouncing along a bumpy, twisty mountain trail and getting to watch him squirm. God, we had fun — if he’s in heaven, I hope they have golf courses. Rest in peace, dear friend.”
Not only did Ford pay homage to him, but so did George Lucas who created the franchise.
Lucas said in a statement:
“Sir Sean Connery, through his talent and drive, left an indelible mark in cinematic history. His audiences spanned generations, each with favorite roles he played. He will always hold a special place in my heart as Indy’s dad. With an air of intelligent authority and sly sense of comedic mischief, only someone like Sean Connery could render Indiana Jones immediately into boyish regret or relief through a stern fatherly chiding or rejoiceful hug. I’m thankful for having had the good fortune to have known and worked with him. My thoughts are with his family.”
For many of u,s our introduction to Sean Connery was through the “Indiana Jones” franchise. I remember being a young girl and having my granddad show me the films. I want to say he started with the third film to show me because it’s the one I remember the best.
Sean Connery played one of the most memorable roles as Indy’s father in that film. I can still hear him saying “Jehovah starts with an I.”
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