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Dryginger Mon 14-Jun-21 11:42:17

I was just looking at Harrison Ford pictures of him making the new Indiana Jones film.
Do you think he should hang up his hat and whip he looks so dare I say old.

tanith Mon 14-Jun-21 12:36:14

I did read there would some flashbacks to a younger Indiana so maybe they’ll use CGI to make him younger. He is milking the franchise, I thought he once announced he was done with the whole saga.

Lucca Mon 14-Jun-21 12:38:30

Why ? Just because he’s old ?

If there’s a demand for his films it’s perfectly reasonable to continue.

Calendargirl Mon 14-Jun-21 12:40:39

Somehow, ageing male film stars get away with it. And often partnered with attractive young female co stars 30 or more years their junior.

Clint Eastwood was another who comes to mind, but if he was director of his own film, he probably gave himself the best parts.

Tricia247uk Mon 14-Jun-21 12:43:23

Nooooo!

FannyCornforth Mon 14-Jun-21 13:29:16

Calendargirl he's married to Calista Flockhart, of Alli MacBeal fame.
Ford is 78 and Flockhart is 56.
22 years difference, 4 years fewer than me and Mr Cornforth!

rafichagran Mon 14-Jun-21 13:36:28

Agree, he may look older but if he can still act, and keep the audience entertained, why not. Older men can still be handsome. Just as older women still have talent and look good.
Age has nothing to do with anything.

Peasblossom Mon 14-Jun-21 14:22:11

I think the storyline is that of an ageing Indianna Jones, but still game. He’s been doing as many of the stunts as they’ll allow himself, so I guess it’s about what a fit 78 year old can do.

OH is a couple of years younger and still up for most stuff!😬

Daisend1 Mon 14-Jun-21 15:03:03

Male stars, improve, like a good wine, with age.Give me a 50 + Eastwood or Ford in preference to the days when first appearing on screen.

Mollygo Mon 14-Jun-21 15:23:25

Should we stop doing things because we look old? I do hope not.
Harrison Ford can keep going for me. I appreciate his ageing looks as much as I liked his younger appearance.

Aldom Mon 14-Jun-21 16:06:06

Joe Biden is President of the United States of America and he's 78, so I think it's alright for Harrison Ford to play Indianna Jones. Both look good for their age.

Dryginger Mon 14-Jun-21 16:25:49

I agree age shouldnt matter if you can still do the job it was that he looked a bit older in the pictures on google but I expect they used the worse ones. Sorry I
didnt mean to sound ageist. I can talk.grin

AGAA4 Mon 14-Jun-21 16:30:19

I would still watch Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood even though they are older now. They are both good actors.

There are also some very good older female actors. Judi Dench comes to mind. If they want to carry on they shouldn't let age stop them.

Oldbat1 Mon 14-Jun-21 16:35:18

They have been filming locally in Bamburgh last week. He seems to have spent lots of the time out cycling around the coast so perhaps he hasn’t been “acting” much - his double has been seen at location. I’m sure it will be a fun film when completed.

M0nica Mon 14-Jun-21 16:58:22

and lets face it we too are older than we were when we first saw his films, be exactly the same amount

M0nica Mon 14-Jun-21 17:00:53

Where was Dilyn the Dog?

M0nica Mon 14-Jun-21 17:01:11

Sorry, posted on wrorng thread.

Newatthis Mon 14-Jun-21 17:03:33

I will hang up my hat when I draw my last breath. Until then the hat stays on and the fun goes on.

Newatthis Mon 14-Jun-21 17:04:13

With a little help from Ibruprofen.

Mollygo Mon 14-Jun-21 18:33:59

Newatthis

With a little help from Ibruprofen.

Newatthis 🤣🤣🤣 or even judicious use of Phorpain or Voltarol!

Hithere Mon 14-Jun-21 20:01:14

As long as he still does a good acting performance, why shall he stop due to his age?

What an ageist thread

BlueSky Mon 14-Jun-21 20:47:35

Calendargirl I used to have a pet hate for Clint Eastwood starring as a desirable male when getting on a bit, worse still fancied by considerably younger women! Having said that I used to fancy Richard Burton in ‘Cleopatra’ when I was a schoolgirl! blush

FannyCornforth Mon 14-Jun-21 20:52:12

Isn't cinema done for anyway?
I can't imagine who the target audience is

FannyCornforth Mon 14-Jun-21 20:55:12

Oldbat1

They have been filming locally in Bamburgh last week. He seems to have spent lots of the time out cycling around the coast so perhaps he hasn’t been “acting” much - his double has been seen at location. I’m sure it will be a fun film when completed.

Oh, I love Bamburgh* 😍
I can't wait to get up to Northumberland

Talullah Mon 14-Jun-21 20:56:54

Obviously the producers/makers of the film are happy with him so good luck to him.