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‘1923’ star Harrison Ford on the key to his decades-long profession: ‘I’ve been very fortunate’


Harrison Ford is understood for combating for galactic freedom as Han Solo in “Star Wars,” trekking the globe on adventures as “Indiana Jones” and looking down replicants as a cop in “Blade Runner.”

He’s one of many highest-grossing actors in Hollywood together with his movies grossing greater than $9 billion worldwide. In his sixth decade of working within the leisure trade, Ford is difficult himself as soon as once more – this time as Jacob Dutton on Taylor Sheridan’s “Yellowstone” prequel, “1923.”

Harrison credited the wide selection of solid and crew he is had the chance to work with by means of the years for serving to him change into the actor he’s in the present day. When requested to disclose his large “secret” to having such a protracted profession in an ever-changing trade, Ford advised Fox News Digital: “Other people. Other people working with people who are accomplished in their areas.”

He added, “I mean, the range of directors I’ve had the opportunity to work with certainly has been extraordinary.” 

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Harrison Ford gave secrets and techniques into his storied profession within the leisure trade forward of “1923.”
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“I’ve been very, very lucky. I came up in the business when the movie business was so closely connected to the culture, and we had such an influence on culture,” Ford mentioned. “It was really a very good time for the movie business, and some of the giants of the movie business were still working. I had the opportunity to work with people like [Alan J.] Pakula and Sydney Pollack and Peter Weir and many others at a time when movies were flourishing.” 

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The lengthy listing of award-winning filmmakers “might have been enough,” however Ford insisted, “I still enjoy working, and I still enjoy telling stories.”

Harrison added, “Taylor Sheridan is certainly one of those people that is the most extraordinary talents of our current time, and I’m having a really good time doing this.” 

Harrison Ford stars as Jacob Dutton in "1923."

Harrison Ford stars as Jacob Dutton in “1923.”
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The new present explores the early twentieth century when “pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition and the Great Depression all plague the mountain west and the Duttons who call it home,” based on Paramount+.

Ford hadn’t even seen a script, however was bought on Sheridan’s concepts when he agreed to star on the present. He mentioned one of many “real draws” was having the chance to work with Dame Helen Mirren once more.

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Mirren and Ford first labored collectively almost 40 years in the past on “The Mosquito Coast,” an journey thriller which additionally starred late actor River Phoenix and was based mostly on the novel by Paul Theroux.

“1923” is the second spin-off to the favored sequence, which follows the lives of the Dutton household as they run the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. This sequence focuses on the Dutton household surviving the early twentieth century, together with the Spanish flu pandemic, the historic drought in America, the top of Prohibition, and the Great Depression.

James Badge Dale as John Dutton Sr in "1923," the prequel to "Yellowstone."

James Badge Dale as John Dutton Sr in “1923,” the prequel to “Yellowstone.”
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Michelle Randolph said it was "really special" being able to work with such legendary actors like Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford.

Michelle Randolph mentioned it was “really special” with the ability to work with such legendary actors like Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford.
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Marley Shelton and James Badge Dale, who play Emma Dutton and John Dutton Sr., each agreed that working with Ford and Mirren was really inspiring.

“I highly recommend it,” Shelton mentioned between laughs. 

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“It’s amazing to see how vibrant they are, how humble they are, their passion, their work ethic and … Marley and I, we’re the luckiest actors on the planet to get to go to work with them every day and take these memories home,” Dale mentioned. 

Shelton added, “It’s like a Master Class in acting and being human because they’re just so excellent at both.” 

Darren Mann, who portrays Jack Dutton on the generational program, admitted working with Ford and Mirren “was a dream come true for me, honestly.”

Darren Mann said it was a "dream come true" to work with Harrison Ford and Dame Helen Mirren. Mann plays Jack Dutton on "1923."

Darren Mann mentioned it was a “dream come true” to work with Harrison Ford and Dame Helen Mirren. Mann performs Jack Dutton on “1923.”
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He continued, “Like I’ve said before, I had to slap myself on set multiple times. Just being like, ‘Holy cow, we’re doing this thing.’ These are people I’ve looked up to my whole life – legends. And now we’re getting to share the screen with them. It’s so special. And what’s cool though is that we all know they’re great at what they do, but they’re such great people. That’s been the coolest part of this, is just getting to know them as people, and they’re so wonderful.”

Elizabeth Strafford, performed by Michelle Randolph, mentioned, “It was really special getting to work with them and get to know them on and off set, and watch them work. But, then also just on a personal level – how they’re both just such beautiful people. So, it was a dream come true for sure.”

“1883” stars the actual life husband and spouse Tim McGraw and Faith Hill because the married couple James and Margaret Dutton. Kevin Costner portrays Montana rancher John Dutton on “Yellowstone.”

“1923” will premiere on Paramount+ on Dec. 18.

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