After the death of Sean Connery, who passed away last Saturday, October 31 at the age of 90, many have been the figures of the world of cinema who have shown their condolences. One of the last to do so was Harrison Ford, who met Connery at Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The protagonist of the adventure saga has dedicated an emotional farewell words to his former father in fiction … despite the fact that Connery was only 12 years older than Ford.
“He was my father, not in real life … but in Indiana Jones 3. You don’t know pleasure until someone pays you to take Sean Connery for a ride in the sidecar of a Russian motorcycle bouncing down a mountain full of bumps and curves, and you see him squirming. God, we had a good time. If he’s in heaven, I hope they have golf courses. Rest in peace, dear friend, “said Ford in a statement published by The Hollywood Reporter.
George Lucas, creator of the saga, also remembered the late actor. Sir Sean Connery, through his talent and drive, left an indelible mark on film history. He reached audiences for several generations, each a favorite role of everyone he played. He will always have a special place in my heart as Indy’s father, “he said.
The filmmaker highlighted how with his “comic mischief” and “an air of intelligent authority” he composed an iconic role in which he was able to go from the “severe parental reprimand” to “a hug of joy”. “I am grateful to have been lucky enough to have met and worked with him. My thoughts are with his family,” he added.
Along with all the wit and humor that Connery brought to the role, his character also provided one of the most emotional moments in the entire series, when Dr. Jones finally calls his son “Indiana” instead of “Junior” to convince him. to let go of the Grail Leap and thus save him from death.
Connery announced his retirement from acting in 2006, his last film was The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, released in 2003. In 2007 the actor denied rumors that he would appear in the fourth installment of the saga, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull. , stating that “retirement is too much fun.”