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Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones (moved)

posted by Irishmile on - last edited - Viewed by 364 users

Moved from the King Graham with a mustache thread

Lucas and Spielberg originally wanted Tom Selleck to be Indiana Jones and his mustache was his trademark..

If that had happened he would have had one in the adventure games..

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  • Harrison Ford as Indy had an epic beard in the Mystery of the Blues episode of Young Indy...

    But not as epic as the beard on the guy on the box of the last Medal of Honor game or the ZZ Top band members...

  • @Irishmile said: Lucas and Spielberg originally wanted Tom Selleck to be Indiana Jones and his mustache was his trademark..

    If that had happened he would have had one in the adventure games..

    Artist Interpretation
    selleck.jpg



    No Selleck would've had to shave his mustache for the role...
    Ironically, Selleck looked EXACTLY like the concept art for Indy, when they conceived what Indy would look like (long before it came time for casting).
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    And a mustache-less Tom Selleck:
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  • @BagginsKQ said: article-1395085-0C70D3BA00000578-972_224

    Selleck and the Indy screentest...





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  • I took your post as countering the idea that Tom Selleck was going to shave his moustache if he was in the final movie. Otherwise why post it? My point was that just because Selleck had a moustache in the screentest does not mean he'd still have one in the final movie.

  • Why post it? Because it related to the topic (that is the limit to how far Selleck got into the process of playing Indy) before they chose Harrison Ford... It's an amusing photo...

    Ironically it may be the mustache as to why Selleck didn't become Indy, he turned down Indiana Jones, to play Thomas Magnum in Magnum P.I.! Where he is well known for his 'mustache'...

    You apparently are easily 'defensive'...


    BTW, here is that bearded Indy, I was talking about (that's more than just a lame mustache);
    tumblr_lic7emPiyt1qh1fveo1_400.jpg

    Also, let's not forget, Indy had a scruffy beard as early as Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    indiana_jones_temple_of_doom.jpg

    Indy is an scruffy unshaven beard man...

    lego+indy.jpg

  • @BagginsKQ said: Why post it? Because it related to the topic (that is the limit to how far Selleck got into the process of playing Indy) before they chose Harrison Ford... It's an amusing photo...

    Ironically it may be the mustache as to why Selleck didn't become Indy, he turned down Indiana Jones, to play Thomas Magnum in Magnum P.I.! Where he is well known for his 'mustache'...

    You apparently are easily 'defensive'...


    BTW, here is that bearded Indy, I was talking about (that's more than just a lame mustache);
    tumblr_lic7emPiyt1qh1fveo1_400.jpg

    Also, let's not forget, Indy had a scruffy beard as early as Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    indiana_jones_temple_of_doom.jpg

    Indy is an scruffy unshaven beard man...

    lego+indy.jpg



    Actually, Selleck was CAST in the role of Indy. He was the first choice to play the role, was screen tested and Spielberg & Lucas liked the test. He didn't just screen test and turn it down. It had nothing to do with his mustache. The head of CBS had a feud going with Lucas at the time and out of spite wouldn't let Selleck out of his contract to do Magnum, PI (Which had just been greenlit). There was a bunch of BS and in the end, Ford was chosen just TWO WEEKS before filming began as a last minute choice. Lucas didn't initially want Harrison as he didn't want Harrison to become his "Bobby DeNiro" (As in, Martin Scorsese from the 70s-early 90s had DeNiro star in almost every major film he made--He didn't want that with Ford).

  • Anakin, the "mustache' remark was a 'joke'. No one has senses of humor anymore on the 'internets'...

    I blame Baba Yaga... some people needs their 'good humor bars'...

    Also I like Magnum P.I. If the CBS producers had let him out of the contract, that show might not have existed... That would have sucked... So good for CBS...

  • @BagginsKQ said: Anakin, the "mustache' remark was a 'joke'. No one has senses of humor anymore on the 'internets'...

    I blame Baba Yaga... some people needs their 'good humor bars'...

    Also I like Magnum P.I. If the CBS producers had let him out of the contract, that show might not have existed... That would have sucked... So good for CBS...



    The show would've existed, ironically enough. There ended up being a writer's strike, which shut down production on Magnum, PI for six months--At the same time Raiders of the Lost Ark was filming. So he would've been able to do both.

  • I also like Harrison Ford as indy, and I am glad he got the role.

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