Harrison Ford doesn’t want to reflect on his old movies

Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
(Image credit: Lucasfilm)

Harrison Ford isn't interested in chatting about his older works.

"I never think that way. That’s the kind of thing you guys think!" Ford tells GamesRadar+ when asked about Raiders of the Lost Ark. "I just want to get through the fucking day with some degree of self-respect left. And that usually occurs when there’s a connection with a very strong filmmaker."

Ford starred in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981. The Steven Spielberg-directed flick would go on to be considered one of the greatest films ever made, making the character of Indiana Jones a pop culture icon.

 "And I have had the very good fortune of working with the old school. And the new school. I went to kindergarten, I went to preschool with film giants. And then the world has changed, and there’s a new stripe of genius," Ford continued.

The began his career in 1967, starring as Lt. Shaffer in the Western film A Time for Killing. Ford would go on to make a few more Westerns – and star in Francis Ford Coppola's American Graffiti – before being cast as Han Solo in Star Wars: A New Hope. Ford would reteam with Coppola in 1979 for a brief cameo in the anti-war epic Apocalypse Now.

Added Ford: "And I mean, my good fortune is that...the story of my career is about how much there is to learn, and how many great teachers are out there. And how the experience changes you every time. And I’m sure you have this as a director. It’s why we do it, to reinvent ourselves, to re-organize our ambitions."

You can read more about Indiana Jones 5 and our interviews with Mikkelsen, Ford, Etthan Isidore, Boyd Holbrook, and director James Mangold here

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny hits theaters on June 28 in the UK and June 30 in the US. For more, check out our list of the most exciting upcoming movies in 2023 and beyond.

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James Mottram is a freelance film journalist, author of books that dive deep into films like Die Hard and Tenet, and a regular guest on the Total Film podcast. You'll find his writings on GamesRadar+ and Total Film, and in newspapers and magazines from across the world like The Times, The Independent, The i, Metro, The National, Marie Claire, and MindFood.