Harrison Ford is honoring Henry Jones Sr. – “Indiana Jones” co-star Sean Connery.
The late Scottish actor, who played Ford’s father in the 1989 film “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”, passed away on October 31 at the age of 90.
“He’s my dad … not in life … but in ‘Indy 3’,” Ford, 78, said in a statement to Variety on Monday.
“You don’t know the joy until someone pays you to drive Sean Connery on the side car of a Russian motorbike that is running along a bumpy, zigzag, and bumpy trail, ” said Ford. his ant twisted. “God we were happy – if he was in heaven, I hope they have a golf course. Rest in peace, dear friend. “
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George Lucas, who created the “Indiana Jones” series, previously paid tribute to the Hollywood icon.
“Sir Sean Connery, through his talent and leadership, has left an indelible mark on film history,” wrote the 76-year-old. “His audience spans generations, each with his favorite roles he plays. He will always hold a special place in my heart as Indy’s father.
The filmmaker revealed: “With a clever authority and a sense of humor, only someone like Sean Connery can instantly make Indiana Jones feel regretful or relieved through a happy hug. look or praise of the strict father. “I am very grateful for the good fortune to know and work with him. My thoughts are with his family ”.
Connery’s wife and two sons announced that the star “died peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family” in the Bahamas, where he lives. Son Jason Connery said his father has “been unwell for a while.”
SEAN CONNERY BEFORE YOU DEAD
Connery has risen to become an international superstar as the talented James Bond spy. He was in his 30s – and little known – when he starred in the first Bond horror film, “Dr. No. “Condemned by the Vatican and the Kremlin as immoral but being shown in the White House for Bond fanatic John F. Kennedy,” Dr. No “was a box office hit and launched a series of films that were outlived its Cold War origins.
Connery continued as Bond in “From Russia With Love”, “Goldfinger”, “Thunderball,” “You Only Live Twice” and “Diamonds Are Forever”, often performing his own stunts. Then, he left the iconic role behind and built a successful Oscar-winning career with other tough roles.
Connery is survived by wife, brother Neil and sons Jason and Stefan. His journalist, Nancy Seltzer, said there would be a private ceremony followed by a memorial service once the coronavirus epidemic ended.
Associated Press contributed to this report.