Harrison Ford has no plans to retire

Even at 80, legendary actor Harrison Ford has no intention to retire, saying his workaholic attitude won’t allow it.

Harrison Ford may be hanging up the fedora and bullwhip as Indiana Jones, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to retire. Hey, as Indy once said, it’s not the years, it’s the mileage – and Ford clearly hasn’t hit his miles just yet.

Harrison Ford, who will turn 81 next month, sat down with CNN’s Chris Wallace recently, adding to their discussion that he has no intentions to retire. “I don’t do well when I don’t have work…I love to work… I love to feel useful. It’s my Jones, I want to be helpful.” He added that his working relationships are what give him much of his drive. “It is the people that you get to work with. The intensity and the intimacy of collaboration… it’s the combined ambition, somehow forged from words on a page. I don’t plan what I want to do in a scene and I don’t feel obliged to do anything but I am naturally affected by the things that I work on.”

While Harrison Ford did recently claim that he never planned on being a movie star, he has gone on to become one of the most iconic of his generation – sorry, Harrison, that’s just the way the boulder rolls sometimes. If Harrison Ford were to retire today, it’s safe to say that he has left movie fans with a wealth of fantastic performances: Indy, Han Solo, Deckard, John Book, Jack Ryan, Richard Kimble, the President of the United States! And while he has spent the bulk of the last several years revisiting some of these characters (occasionally to disappointing results), Ford is still surprising viewers, delivering a charming yet curmudgeonly turn in Apple TV+’s Shrinking and joining Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone franchise with prequel 1923.

Harrison Ford’s latest, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, hits screens on June 30th, while he will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Captain America: Brave New World – replacing the late William Hurt as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross – next year. Not bad for an octogenarian!

Now that Harrison Ford says he doesn’t plan to retire, what do you hope to see from him? 

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