Harrison Ford joked that he was 'blessed with this physique' after a reporter instructed the 80-year-old actor he's 'nonetheless highly regarded'

  • Harrison Ford had a hilarious response Friday to a reporter who mentioned, “he is nonetheless bought it.”
  • The actor spoke at a press convention for the newest “Indiana Jones” movie on the Cannes Movie Pageant.
  • He joked on the occasion that he was “blessed” along with his physique and thanked the reporter for noticing.

Harrison Ford could also be stepping away from his Indiana Jones character for good, however some are positive the ’80s heartthrob has “nonetheless bought it.”

The actor, 80, sat down for a press convention for “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future” on the Cannes Movie Pageant on Friday.

The franchise’s fifth installment, which additionally options Mads Mikkelsen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Antonio Banderas, premiered on the occasion Thursday to a five-minute standing ovation, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter.

Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Ethann Isidore, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, James Mangold, Harrison Ford, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson and Simon Emanuel attend the "Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny" photocall on May 19, 2023. in Cannes, France.

Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Ethann Isidore, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, James Mangold, Harrison Ford, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson and Simon Emanuel attend the “Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Future” photocall in Cannes, France.

Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis by way of Getty Pictures



In the course of the press convention, a reporter instructed Ford that she thinks he is “nonetheless highly regarded,” which sparked laughter from the room and the remainder of the superstar panel.

“Look, I feel you are still highly regarded, and we had been surprised to see you are taking your shirt off within the second scene,” she mentioned. “And you have nonetheless bought it! I imply, how do you retain match, and might you journey a horse?”

Upon listening to the reporter’s opinions on his seems to be, Ford leaned in with a smirk. 

“Yeah, I can journey a horse — in the event that they let me,” he joked as he twiddled his fingers. “Look, I have been blessed with this physique.  Thanks for noticing.”

Ford additionally defended the usage of de-aging within the film, which sees Indiana Jones return in time, per Selection. The controversial method has been used more and more in main movies like “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “The Irishman” in recent times.

“It isn’t Photoshop magic. That is what I seemed like 35 years in the past. [De-aging technology] is only a trick until it is supported by story,” he mentioned. “I feel it was used very skillfully. I am very proud of it.”


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