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Harrison Ford, still a heartthrob at 75

Posted September. 21, 2017 08:32,   

Updated September. 21, 2017 08:45


"Guys, I'm sixty-fucking-five. Audiences are eventually going to go, ‘Come on,’” actor Liam Neeson who attended the Toronto International Movie Festival last week said during an interview with media. A long loved actor for his "Taken" series since 2008, he announced retirement from action movies citing age.

How would Harrison Ford respond if he heard this? Jumping to stardom with George Lucas' “Star Wars” in 1978 following his debut in 1966, Ford recently had a video interview with Korean media ahead of the release of the sequel to "Blade Runner" that he starred 35 years ago.

Through a seven-minute preview, Harrison Ford was showing off powerful action scenes. His wrinkles deepened and body shape was not up to the par, but Ford still boasted of a powerful presence as hero Rick Deckard. During 40 minutes of interview, he received many questions but no one commented on age. He didn't seem even close to his real age 75. Could age restrain actor or actress in acting? Is there an age limit in acting?

Sun-Hee Jang sun10@donga.com