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A Star Wars Q&A with Harrison Ford? It's happening

04.16.2010

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, Lucasfilm is putting together a special screening of the film at the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood with all proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. That’s all well and good, but the big news here is that Harrison Ford will be on hand for a Q&A session after the film.

Why is this a big deal? Well, almost everyone else in the Star Wars universe has routinely done interviews concerning their roles, Harrison Ford’s attitude can be best summed up in this quote he gave during the EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES press tour.

"Han Solo was very good to me at a certain point in my career, but I'm done with him."

I'm not sure why he's upset when he gets questions about Solo. It's not like his career tanked and he ended up being a one-note actor after JEDI wrapped. But whatever his reasons, I guess the cries of sick children were too much for him to ignore, so he will be onstage to answer all STAR WARS related questions at the screening.

The bad news of all this? Tickets are REAL steep, ranging from $100-$175, but hey, it’s for the kids. But them here at St. Jude.

Extra Tidbit: What would you ask him?
Source: LA Times

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2:00AM on 04/20/2010

I'd ask him...2 things.

1-Why in 1998 when my friend and I saw him in Manhattan, while delivering him a package for AIRBORNE EXPRESS, after we graciously asked him a quick Star Wars question, he told us to, verbatim: "FUCK OFF." 2-Then I'd ask him why he's answering questions about Star Wars now, without telling people to "fuck off."
1-Why in 1998 when my friend and I saw him in Manhattan, while delivering him a package for AIRBORNE EXPRESS, after we graciously asked him a quick Star Wars question, he told us to, verbatim: "FUCK OFF." 2-Then I'd ask him why he's answering questions about Star Wars now, without telling people to "fuck off."
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9:25PM on 04/19/2010

Ford Knows

STAR WARS just isn't cool :/ it like became lame ever since the late 90's
STAR WARS just isn't cool :/ it like became lame ever since the late 90's
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7:29AM on 04/19/2010

i have a good question for HF...

id ask: WHY THE F*CK DID YOU GO AND DID ANOTHER INDIANA JONES MOVIE KNOWING IT WOULD SCREW UP THE TRILOGY?????

yep, thats what id ask him :P

btw, i think this is a great thing theyre doing, i just hope the money actually goes to the kids :S
id ask: WHY THE F*CK DID YOU GO AND DID ANOTHER INDIANA JONES MOVIE KNOWING IT WOULD SCREW UP THE TRILOGY?????

yep, thats what id ask him :P

btw, i think this is a great thing theyre doing, i just hope the money actually goes to the kids :S
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8:58AM on 04/18/2010

Give half this money back to half the audience

so they can go pay a woman for sex, and find out what really matters in this world. Some of these people are honestly worse off than sick children.

BTW, props to Harrison for helping sick kids. He's the man.
so they can go pay a woman for sex, and find out what really matters in this world. Some of these people are honestly worse off than sick children.

BTW, props to Harrison for helping sick kids. He's the man.
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9:16AM on 04/18/2010
Ah, sex is what really matters in this world.. Cool... Ya, ok, for very primitive ones probably.
Ah, sex is what really matters in this world.. Cool... Ya, ok, for very primitive ones probably.
7:36PM on 04/17/2010
I just got done watching Working Girl with Ford, and started watching Random Hearts also with Ford for some crazy reason. I like those 2 movies from Ford and watch them at times. I know that Ford can be funny even when he's not trying. He was on a late night show forgot who, maybe Letterman, but they were talking about if Ford kept the hat or whip from any of the Indiana Jones movies, and he replied I don't want that crap, I have no use for any of that stuff in my home. That just made me laugh.
I just got done watching Working Girl with Ford, and started watching Random Hearts also with Ford for some crazy reason. I like those 2 movies from Ford and watch them at times. I know that Ford can be funny even when he's not trying. He was on a late night show forgot who, maybe Letterman, but they were talking about if Ford kept the hat or whip from any of the Indiana Jones movies, and he replied I don't want that crap, I have no use for any of that stuff in my home. That just made me laugh. But as for Star wars questions yeah I'm sure he tries to avoid those fans at all costs, and who could blame him! But the mans a legend and should handle this Q&A with class.
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4:34AM on 04/17/2010
Ford to audience: "Thank you for coming. I'm happy to answer your questions... unless they're about Star Wars, Indiana Jones or Blade Runner."
Ford to audience: "Thank you for coming. I'm happy to answer your questions... unless they're about Star Wars, Indiana Jones or Blade Runner."
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1:59AM on 04/17/2010
You can't really blame the guy. Not everyone's Hugh Jackman...now that's one cool dude. Even though X3 and XMen Origins sucked ass, at least the man has the passion to return as Wolverine and talks about it with genuine passion and real interest. But like I said, not everyone's a Jackman...some people like to be known for other things and not answer the same questions over and over again. Maybe Ford had other ideas in mind or ways he'd like to be perceived as an actor.
You can't really blame the guy. Not everyone's Hugh Jackman...now that's one cool dude. Even though X3 and XMen Origins sucked ass, at least the man has the passion to return as Wolverine and talks about it with genuine passion and real interest. But like I said, not everyone's a Jackman...some people like to be known for other things and not answer the same questions over and over again. Maybe Ford had other ideas in mind or ways he'd like to be perceived as an actor.
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10:42PM on 04/16/2010
I wouldn't have any questions for the guy. There is nothing I need to know about his Star Wars experience or anything else. I would just want a photo with him that is all.
I wouldn't have any questions for the guy. There is nothing I need to know about his Star Wars experience or anything else. I would just want a photo with him that is all.
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8:37PM on 04/16/2010

Only if Lucas removes Ford's gag ball.

I just want the Hollywood Homocide Q & A.
I just want the Hollywood Homocide Q & A.
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7:31PM on 04/16/2010
Yea-I agree, the earring thing isn't too hip on a man in his late 60's IMO
Yea-I agree, the earring thing isn't too hip on a man in his late 60's IMO
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7:16PM on 04/16/2010
Q: Hey Harry, why did Lucas turn Han in to a pussy? I mean seriously how much of a panty waste does one have to be to be jealous of Luke Skywalker?
Q: Hey Harry, why did Lucas turn Han in to a pussy? I mean seriously how much of a panty waste does one have to be to be jealous of Luke Skywalker?
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6:50PM on 04/16/2010

Easy....

I'd ask him: What's with the earring, yo? ;)
I'd ask him: What's with the earring, yo? ;)
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6:16PM on 04/16/2010

nah

i'd rather not further tarnish my image of the man that once upon a time made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.

that might just be me.
i'd rather not further tarnish my image of the man that once upon a time made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.

that might just be me.
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5:36PM on 04/16/2010

Tickets

are sold out.
are sold out.
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4:01PM on 04/16/2010
I'll wait to see the session poorly recorded by someone's phone.
I'll wait to see the session poorly recorded by someone's phone.
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3:53PM on 04/16/2010

MY QUESTION;

Does Callista Flockhart's pelvis shatter every time you make love?

p.s. was Rick Deckard a replicant???
Does Callista Flockhart's pelvis shatter every time you make love?

p.s. was Rick Deckard a replicant???
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3:49PM on 04/16/2010
It should be pointed out that most of those kids are in hospital because they attempted self-harm after viewing Phantom Menace.
It should be pointed out that most of those kids are in hospital because they attempted self-harm after viewing Phantom Menace.
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3:45PM on 04/16/2010

Only responding to give Ford a sigle Green Strikeback

Never thought I'd see this day.

I really don't give a shit about Ford in real life or how shitty the last 10 years of the man's career have been. Between Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Blade Runner, the Jack Ryan flicks, The Fugitive, and Air Force One, the man's my favorite actor ever. Bam!
Never thought I'd see this day.

I really don't give a shit about Ford in real life or how shitty the last 10 years of the man's career have been. Between Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Blade Runner, the Jack Ryan flicks, The Fugitive, and Air Force One, the man's my favorite actor ever. Bam!
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3:29PM on 04/16/2010
Why should I have to pay now when the ahole was such an ass in the past about discussing it??
Why should I have to pay now when the ahole was such an ass in the past about discussing it??
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3:10PM on 04/16/2010
I really like the characters Harrison Ford has played, and I think he's an exceptional actor.


But...after seeing him in interviews, and other press junkets for various films, he seems sort of arrogant to me.

Also, I don't really have any unaswered questions pertaining to Han Solo.
I really like the characters Harrison Ford has played, and I think he's an exceptional actor.


But...after seeing him in interviews, and other press junkets for various films, he seems sort of arrogant to me.

Also, I don't really have any unaswered questions pertaining to Han Solo.
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3:09PM on 04/16/2010
Ford is a very private person and is nothing like the characters he's played. It's been over 30 years since Star Wars.. the guy's sick of talking about the same thing for 30 years. What else do you possibly want to know about Han Solo from a guy that just played a character?
Ford is a very private person and is nothing like the characters he's played. It's been over 30 years since Star Wars.. the guy's sick of talking about the same thing for 30 years. What else do you possibly want to know about Han Solo from a guy that just played a character?
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4:19PM on 04/16/2010
agreed, i'm sure most of us know more about Han Solo than he does.
agreed, i'm sure most of us know more about Han Solo than he does.
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2:51PM on 04/16/2010

Has anyone heard him in interviews and such recently?

He really does come off like the boringest of boring old men
He really does come off like the boringest of boring old men
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2:44PM on 04/16/2010
First: No way in hell am I paying for this. Two: I'd be afraid to go if I were to pay for it because I'd think Ford would be smug and brief with his answers instead of indulging the audience and playing to the crowd. Ford has always been a cocky crusty guy.

So enjoy to all who are going.
First: No way in hell am I paying for this. Two: I'd be afraid to go if I were to pay for it because I'd think Ford would be smug and brief with his answers instead of indulging the audience and playing to the crowd. Ford has always been a cocky crusty guy.

So enjoy to all who are going.
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