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Harrison Ford can't escape Han Solo, Indiana Jones

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By CHRIS TALBOTT

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While he still looks better than a lot of his counterparts for his age, it's still damn sad to see him getting older.

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He still looks dishier at 71 than most men do at 41.

Slurp.

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My understanding is that Ford is a pretty private person and has always avoided things like this. Very generous of him to do this.

As for being tired of being asked about Han Solo and Indiana Jones, the roles that made him rich and famous, I should like to have his troubles frankly.

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My understanding is that Ford is a pretty private person and has always avoided things like this. Very generous of him to do this.

I'm sure Mr. Ford is being well compensated for appearing. And that should make it someone less painful to answer questions about work he did almost 40 years ago.

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somewhat*

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Enders Game was an interesting book, and with this Ford in it might be another hit. If so, he might start getting some new questions. He's old, but his career is still going string, I think.

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As for being tired of being asked about Han Solo and Indiana Jones, the roles that made him rich and famous, I should like to have his troubles frankly.

He has actually answered them with good humour. Let's face it, there is nothing worse than actors that get too full of themselves. Actors are basically playing at dressing up and pretend, something most of us grow out of at about the age of ten. Luckily they (or a handful at least) get paid millions for it.

The others wait tables.

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Sadly the film is going to be overshadowed by the anti-gay statements and activities of the books author Orson Scott Card. I think the boycott will do some damage to the US and European screenings.

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Orson Scott Card is a fine writer and i totally support his reasonable and intelligent stand on extreme social causes that are pushed and promoted as if they were gospel. The fact that a small minority has seized control of the modern media thru extensive attempts at brainwashing an indiffernt public does not make their causes right or just or even sane. To boycott a fine story over shallow political causes will not harm or hurt any decent film or book. History has shown that. If the boycott means that people addicted to the modern fad of support for extreme and bizarre causes that is just fine with me for it means those people are voluntearily taking themselves out of the limelight for at least one venue. :)

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I hadn't read about Card's religion (Mormonism), or his views on gays (not supportive). Now that I have, I think it's true that could make the films a target of protest by those who disagree with those views. Still, I would hope that any film or book will be judged on its own merits, and that we can enjoy a film whether or not we agree or disagree with the writer or filmmaker's religious or political views.

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Currently rereading Enders Game, hope they will make a Speaker for the Dead sequel. Also hoping they don't mess the story up as they did with Rollerball and Starship Troopers.

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This guy is so cool. He's been in so many iconic movies, besides the bubble gum roles (Hans & Indy), I really respect him.

Going to that convention tho, I am sure he knows beforehand he is going to get those questions. It reminded me of the kind of questions that you get as a foreigner here. (No, not about scifi movies, but about silly details that have nothing to do with you as a person, and everything to do with the asker's presumptions.)

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Those Roles made him so it is only logical that he will receive lots of questions about it. Looking forward to Ender's game movie, read it a long time ago, the future of drones?

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Ender's Game is one of the assigned books to be read at the high school level here. You don't find that happening too often to science fiction titles.

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