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Calista Flockhart & Harrison Ford are engaged?

Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart

Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford has proposed to long-term girlfriend Calista Flockhart of Ally McBeal fame.

Twice divorced Ford popped the question on April Fool’s Day leaving Calista, 43, in some doubt as to its seriousness.

But it seems the 64-year-old actor, whose other credits include Star Wars and Air Force One, was not jesting and the pair, who have been dating for five years, will get hitched as soon as the promotional work for the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones series is complete.

Ford already has two sons from his first wife Mary Marquardt as well as two from his second marriage to screenwriter Melissa Mathison.

He has been raising Calista’s seven-year-old son as his own since the pair met in 2002.

The news comes as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull made back more than half its entire production budget – around £75 million – in its first weekend at the box office.

It is the third biggest opening of all time.



Posted Thursday, May 29th, 2008 at 1:13pm
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Harrison Ford vows never to return to Star Wars

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Harrison Ford has vowed he will never reprise his role as Han Solo – the character which shot him to global superstardom in Star Wars.

The 65-year-old actor is currently basking in the success of his latest movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – which has become a major box office hit 17 years after his first appearance as the intrepid archeologist.

But although Ford is grateful for the career boost afforded to him by Star Wars when he was a struggling actor, he would never consider returning to the sc-fi franchise as the character is too dull.

He says, “Han Solo isn’t interesting to me. It’s a very narrow sort of utility in the story and it was great for my career and it was fun to play at the time but I wouldn’t go back there again. Those pants!

“There are characters that it seems to me are worth re-exploring given that the story advances your understanding of the character, deepens your relationship to that character and takes you into an area that’s new and unexpected.

“Some characters are decidedly one off kind of characters. Some characters don’t outlive the movie.”



Posted Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 at 7:07am
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Quote of the Day: Harrison Ford

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“What kind of an idiot goes out in the jungle in a leather jacket?”

Harrison Ford is baffled by his character Indiana Jones’ wardrobe.



Posted Friday, May 23rd, 2008 at 2:14pm
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Harrison Ford shows off his whip-cracking Indy skills

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Harrison Ford proved there were no camera tricks involved in enhancing his whip-cracking skills in the new Indiana Jones movie – by giving a demonstration on live TV.

The 65-year-old reprises his role as the swashbuckling archaeologist in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, 19 years after the last big screen adventure.

And Ford showed he shares his character’s talents with a whip on breakfast show Good Morning America on Thursday.

With one crack of the whip, Ford catapulted a set of empty milk cartons with a single crack of his Indy whip – the same one he used in the movie.’

But Ford was humbled by his seamless stunt, revealing he needed a refresher course, almost two decades after he last picked up the weapon: “I was a bit out of practice, and fortunately we had (fight director) Anthony (Delongis).”



Posted Friday, May 23rd, 2008 at 8:08am
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