Would you believe it but Indiana Jones has been portrayed on screen by more actors than James Bond?
Six stars may have officially played 007, but seven actors have had a go at the archaeologist adventurer on Film and TV.
Harrison Ford obviously stands above the rest, with the five others featuring in the Young Indiana Jones series and one in the opening scene of The Last Crusade movie.
The first couple were Neil Boulane and Boutalat, who played Indy as a baby and toddler in the first Young Indiana Jones movie, My First Adventure.
Meanwhile more prominently was child actor Corey Carrier, portraying Indy from the ages of 8-10.
Carrier, who featured in eight Young Indy episodes, had grown up watching the original trilogy of movies and was nervous to meet George Lucas. He said of creating his own take on the character: “I try to make Indy curious, very curious, but not so far as to be a brat; just a little mischievous. He’s a normal kid.”
Next up was the late River Phoenix who played Indy in 1912 aged 13, in the epic opening sequence of the third movie, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. The young actor had previously played Ford’s son in 1986’s The Mosquito Coast, so his casting made a lot of sense. This scene famously ended with Indy being given his iconic fedora hat by a grave robber who had outwitted him.
Indy was then portrayed from ages 16-21 by Sean Patrick Flanery, the main version of the character in the Young Indiana Jones show who starred in a number of TV adventures.
Then, of course, is Ford himself who has played Indiana Jones across four movies with the fifth, Dial of Destiny, out next week. The 80-year-old played Indy in the original trilogy period of 1935-38 and the 1957 setting of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Meanwhile, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will be mostly set in 1969 with a 1944 opening sequence featuring a digitally de-aged Ford. The Hollywood legend even cameoed in Young Indy adventure Mystery of the Blues, in scenes set in 1950.
Last, and certainly not least, is George Hall’s Old Indy aged 93-94, who had a scar and eyepatch for an unknown reason.
He would bookend episodes of the Young Indy show as Old Indy living in the early 1990s and thinking back on his life. Sadly his scenes were cut from the re-released and edited film versions of Young Indy.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and the Dial of Destiny hits UK cinemas on June 28, 2023.