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Harrison Ford Reveals He Got a Colonoscopy to the ‘Indiana Jones’ Theme Song

Harrison Ford Reveals He Got a Colonoscopy to the ‘Indiana Jones’ Theme Song

Harrison Ford and John Williams do make beautiful music come to life… whether it’s a new project or one from years ago. Ford, of course, plays swashbuckling Indiana Jones in the movie franchise. Williams provided the music, including the now-famous them song, for Raiders of the Lost Ark. Ford is known to not really pass out compliments to a lot of his co-stars.

This time, though, proved to be quite different. For a feature story in Variety, Ford shared a funny moment where he heard the iconic Indiana Jones theme music. “As I often remind John, his music follows me everywhere I go – literally,” Ford, 81, said. “When I had my last colonoscopy, they were playing it on the operating room speakers.”

That’s a pretty weird time to hear the movie theme playing. Ford has a sense of connection with Williams. Reportedly, Harrison Ford found time to visit John Williams while he was recording music.

Harrison Ford Enjoys John Williams’ Music

“It’s a delight to see him work with the orchestra,” Ford said, per Variety. “Just the pleasure of being able to sit in a room and process the remarkable attention that each beat of the music gets. And [the musicians’] respect for him and his respect for them is just so much fun to watch.”

Williams is now 92 years old and has 54 Oscar nominations to his name. He has five Oscar wins. Among the movies he’s scored are Steven Spielberg’s E.T., Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, JFK, and the first three Harry Potter movies.

Williams is also the oldest person to win an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Besides Ford, the movie’s co-stars include Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Of course, Harrison Ford and John Williams have a connection with Star Wars, too. It is pretty amazing to see both men doing what they do so well. Again, Ford might have a deja-vu experience with the Star Wars theme song one day.

‘Indiana Jones’ Once Worked With The Doors

One of the more amazing pieces of trivia about Ford is that he once was a roadie. Yes, he actually got some unintentional screen time years before his Han Solo stole women’s hearts.

On July 5, 1968, Ford helped get the amps and stage area ready for rock band The Doors. The Los Angeles-based band, still reveling in success from its debut album and smash hit Light My Fire, played the Hollywood Bowl. This concert was filmed and released to the public in 1987.

Harrison Ford, though, would leave his rock roadie days behind him, ultimately getting the role of a lifetime. He didn’t realize it at that point, and neither did Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) or Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia).

Seeing Ford and Williams still vibrant and producing work at their age should give people hope. And they also give movie fans a sense of danger, drama, and success all the time.