Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
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In the upcoming fifth Indiana Jones movie (theatrical release: June 30), Harrison Ford appears as a young man in a nearly 25-minute prologue: Thanks to de-aging technology, the 80-year-old appears in his mid-life regrets, which in part according to previous reviews , not only caused enthusiasm. Harrison Ford defended this photography and the technology behind it at the Cannes Film Festival.
Some fans wonder why a younger actor wasn’t hired in Ford’s place – he still looks more convincing than Ford’s computer-glossy face. In the process, Ford says, something much better could have happened — the producers would have used Ford’s unused footage from decades past. “I know this is my face,” Ford told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s not Photoshop magic—that’s what it looked like 35 years ago. Because Lucasfilm has all the photos from all the movies we’ve made together over the years.”
“This process, this group’s academic assessment, has been used well… It would only be a hoax if it wasn’t backed up by a story. But it’s emotional and it feels real. And so I think the technology has been used very cleverly.”
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