The great Harrison Ford has ridden many horses throughout his acting career. But at age 80, there's no way he could remember any of their names, right? That's where you'd be wrong.
Ford, Esquire's latest cover star, is still as sharp as ever—and still every bit as indebted to his equine co-stars. A horse named Hurricane from 1989's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, "was a fantastic horse," he recalls in his episode of Explain This. "I could ride him right up to tank and even if I'd stuff a rock in the cannon, he was dead solid. I loved that horse," Ford tells Esquire. Stuff a rock in a tank's cannon while riding a horse? What will Hollywood think of next?
Well, Hollywood's latest bright idea was using digital de-aging technology to put Ford in yet another Indiana Jones film; titled Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, it hits theaters on June 30. "It's perfect... It's not like that photoshopping de-aging. It's my actual face at the actual age," he reveals. "Made me feel old."
The new film is a heartfelt goodbye to the beloved action hero and a celebration of Ford's career. Recently, he received an honorary Palme D'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival following the film's world premiere, alongside a five-minute standing ovation. The actor was, of course, very moved by the occasion.
But Ford's latest exploits don't stop with Indy. He's also primed to return for a second season of the Yellowstone spinoff, 1923, as well as make an appearance as the Marvel Universe's President of the United States in Captain America: New World Order. "I'm just down to doing things that I never would do," he says, honest and to the point as ever. "It just seems like everyone's having a lot of fun."
Check out the latest Explain This with Harrison Ford above, where he also talks about Carrie Fisher, the species of insects named after him, and the emotional moment when he saw Ke Huy Quan win an Oscar.
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