"Now, come, travel back in time. See where and how these rulers lived," Harrison Ford's deep voice beckons just before double doors swing open into a labyrinth of galleries displaying more than 130 ancient Egyptian artifacts.
Think of a bullwhip and fedora and one man immediately springs to mind: Indiana Jones, the sardonic archeologist played by Harrison Ford in Steven Spielberg's '80s trilogy which started with "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
When you hear the name "Indiana Jones," you think of an archaeologist carrying an idol and dodging a giant boulder. When you hear about "Dow Jones," you might wonder if it's up or down that day. However, in this case, Indiana and Dow Jones are siblings, 12 and 7 years old, respectively.
Brendan Fraser, with his boyish face and trademark hair flop, hasn't exactly entered the Harrison Ford grumpy-old-man zone, so it's discombobulating to learn that in "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," Fraser's eager daredevil archaeologist has been given an eager daredevil archaeologist son, played by Luke Ford (no relation).
It's been a long, long time since the last "last" time: When Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr. rode off into the sunset in May 1989, courtesy of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," the Berlin Wall was still standing, George H.W. Bush was only four months into his presidency, and Harrison Ford was just a young whippersnapper of 46.
Barbara Walters has unveiled the latest batch of celebs who will get grilled (or lightly peppered, at least) on the 27th edition of her Oscar-night special – starting with reigning teen idols Miley Cyrus and Juno Oscar nominee Ellen Page.
After he bombed in 1997's "Batman & Robin," George Clooney cried mea culpa. He mocked himself and his rubber nipples in hopes of beating the public to the punchline. It worked, and helped keep his career humming.
Computer-security specialist Jack Stanfield (Harrison Ford) looks disgusted much earlier than necessary in "Firewall." Here's a guy who's got a smart, beautiful architect wife (Virginia Madsen), two smart, beautiful kids, and a smart, beautiful house in an oceanfront community near his big-cheese office at a Seattle-based bank. Would it kill him to smile?
Once upon a time, Harrison Ford was a carpenter. By many accounts he was a good one, a meticulous craftsman much in demand among the filmmaking community -- including (the story goes) George Lucas, who hired him to build cabinets for his house, a role that eventually led to Ford being cast as Han Solo in "Star Wars."