With the upcoming release of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, fans of the wildly popular franchise are binge-watching the series all over again, fondly remembering the original characters, some of which, will be back in Indiana Jones 5. But how old was the OG cast when the first movie hit theaters? How old are they now?
The movie franchise is an action-adventure series that follows the fearless archaeologist, Indiana Jones. Harrison Ford has portrayed the role of Jones and it is one of his most-known characters (along with Star Wars‘ Han Solo). George Lucas is the creator of the movie series, but James Mangold took over as director in the upcoming fifth installment.
Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, David Koepp, and James Mangold are the writers. The movie will still follow the beloved characters, so fans are very much looking forward to it. While we continue to wait for the movie, let’s look back at the original cast.
How old is Harrison Ford in the first Indiana Jones movie?
The first movie, titled Raiders of the Lost Ark, premiered in theaters on June 12, 1981. At the time of the movie’s release, Harrison Ford was 38-years-old. The actor is 80-years-old.
How old is Karen Allen in the first Indiana Jones movie?
In the franchise, Karen Allen plays Marion Ravenwood, the friend and former lover of Jones. When the first movie was released, Allen was 29-years-old. Today, the actress is 71-years-old.
How old is Paul Freeman in the first Indiana Jones movie?
Playing Jones’ archaeologist rival, was Paul Freeman as Rene Belloq, who was 38-year-old when the Raiders of the Lost Ark was filmed, the same age as Ford. Freeman is 80-years-old today.
How old is Ronald Lacey in the first Indiana Jones movie?
The character of Major Arnold Toht was portrayed by Ronald Lacey, who was 45-years-old at the time the first movie premiered in theaters. Sadly, the actor passed away at the young age of 55 due to cancer in the liver.
How old is John Rhys-Davies in the first Indiana Jones movie?
Another friend (or should we say acquaintance) of Jones is Sallah, portrayed in the movies by John Rhys-Davies. When the first movie was released, Rhys-Davies was 37-years-old at the time. The actor is now 78-years-old.
How old is Denholm Elliot in the first Indiana Jones movie?
Marcus Brody is Jones’ very good friend, played by Marcus Brody, we love the chemistry the two share on the screen. Brody was 59-years-old when filming Raiders of the Lost Ark. Unfortunately, Elliot passed away in 1992 after battling AIDS-related tuberculosis.