Here's Why George Lucas Didn't Want Harrison Ford To Play Indiana Jones
"Star Wars" creator George Lucas happened to co-write "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and didn't want Ford to appear in yet another one of his films"I said, 'oh Steven [Spielberg], he's been in two of my movies. I don't want him to be my Bobby De Niro,'" Lucas recalls saying about about Spielberg's casting suggestion in a "Making Of" featurette.
So with Lucas not wanting Ford to be in all of his projects - similar to the way Robert De Niro has been in many of Martin Scorsese's movies - the production set up a screen test with a fresher face: Tom Selleck.Watch Selleck's screen test as Indiana Jones below:
Let's watch part of that again.
Both Lucas and Spielberg thought Selleck was perfect for the part and were ready to shoot with him as the lead.Unfortunately for Selleck, the actor had already filmed a pilot for a CBS detective show called "Magnum P.I." and couldn't get out of the contract.
"They [Spielberg and Lucas] held the offer out for about a month," Selleck told the Late Show with David Letterman. "The more they held out the offer and talked to the network the more the network said no... so I had to kind of move on."Lucas said in a bonus feature for the film that "He was perfect for the part. I can't imagine anybody else in that part."
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