Harrison Ford Says All the ‘Old Indy’ Jokes Were Cut from ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Script

Harrison Ford knows jokes about aging can get old fast.The 80-year-old star of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” revealed that director James Mangold (who co-wrote the film with Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth) removed the “old jokes” in the original script pointing to Ford and his hero’s real-life age.

The actor has been playing the archaeologist for 42 years.“In [‘Dial of Destiny’] there were a lot of old jokes in the script.

We took them all out,” Ford told The Hollywood Reporter.

“There is a moment where he observes himself in this situation and says, ‘What the fuck am I doing in here?’ But I hate what I call ‘talking about the story.’ I want to see circumstances in which the audience gets a chance to experience the story, not to be led through the nose with highlights pointed out to them.

I’d rather create behavior that is

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