Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tom Selleck on 'rotten deal' - Raiders of the Lost Ark

TOM SELLECK is still waiting to work with STEVEN SPIELBERG, more than a quarter of a century after he missed out on the chance to play INDIANA JONES. Selleck was offered the role of the swashbuckling archeologist in 1981's Raider's of the Lost Ark, but was contracted to star in Magnum, P.I. and a studio dispute forced Spielberg to hire Harrison Ford instead. The director promised Selleck they would make a movie together - and the 62 year old is still waiting. He says,

"I still have a letter from Steven Spielberg saying what a rotten deal I'd gotten and that I had a part out there and somewhere along the line we are going to work together. "I haven't played that card yet."

-December 2007

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Chevy Chase was also considered for Indiana Jones


from the site:

The role: Indiana Jones
Who got it: Harrison Ford

It sounds completely absurd, but, according to Popeater and IMDb, Chevy Chase was amongst the actors considered for the part of Indiana Jones in the franchise’s first installment. The Indiana Jones series became one of the decade’s most lucrative movie franchises and allowed Steven Spielberg to recover from the failure of his previous film, 1941, starring Chase’s SNL cohorts Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. It’s hard to imagine Chevy Chase’s Raiders being any good, and I imagine he was pretty far down the casting list. Chase’s portrayal of Indiana Jones would have been laughable at best and might have caused Spielberg’s career to slump even further.

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