There are few men in the entertainment industry I genuinely wanted to talk to more than Harrison Ford... in fact, there is NO ONE greater in my opinion... maybe Sean Connery, but let's face it, that's most likely NEVER going to happen. I missed Harrison the last time he came to Dallas, which was for FIREWALL, and it's something that always bothered me. He didn't seem to do much out-and-about press for INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, outside of the talk show circuit, and in general he doesn't do a whole lot of interviews. His newest film, EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES, is based of the true life events of the Crowley family, who have children living with Pompe Disease. It's a moving story, in which Ford co-stars with Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell. Harrison also executive produced the film, which may explain his willingness to get out there and promote it. Though from what I can tell, he genuinely seems proud of this work, and happy to discuss it with enthusiasm. I had a chance to talk briefly to Harrison on the red carpet at the AMC Northpark in Dallas, just before a special advance screening of CBS Films' EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES. And being that I'm a hardcore Indiana Jones fan, I wore my Indy jacket from Wested Leather, which I had tailored for me in the UK by the same woman who made Harrison's for the original trilogy. It's one of two that I own, and I flew to the UK each time to get them. That's how big of an Indy nerd I am. I want to say a big thank you to Susan Clarke, my buddy Devin Pike of Red Carpet Crash, and of course thanks to the man himself, Harrison Ford. This truly was a dream come true.
Go see EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES on January 22
Here's a CBS interview with Ford, in which he talks more in-depth about EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES.
AND here's a clip from MTV where Harrison talks to Larry Carroll, and touches briefly on INDY 5 possibilities.
Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Con and Sci-Fi Expo conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.