At 79 Years, Harrison Ford Is Still A Beast On The Indiana Jones 5 Set, As Mads Mikkelsen Details Crazy Workout After Night Shoot


When Harrison Ford started shooting Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first Indiana Jones movie, in late June of 1980, he was just about to turn 38 years old. Flash-forward to Indiana Jones 5’s principal photography, Ford was 79 years old during most of that period. However, according to Mads Mikkelsen, one of his costars on the upcoming movie, Ford is still a beast at his older age, as evidenced by the crazy workout Mikkelsen saw him do following a night shoot.

Mads Mikkelsen talked a little bit about his experience on Indiana Jones 5 while chatting with THR about his latest movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, which sees him taking over the role of Gellert Grindelwald from Johnny Depp. Naturally Mikkelsen wasn’t willing to divulge any details about Indiana Jones 5’s plot, but he did commend Harrison Ford’s physicality when asked how the actor was holding up after it was reported he injured his shoulder on set:

It was the first time I met him, and he’s an insanely powerful person. Not just as an actor, but physically. I remember the first day we were shooting, it was a night shoot, then we stopped at 5 a.m. — and then he got on his mountain bike and went biking for 50 kilometers [31 miles]. Harrison is a monster of a man, a very nice monster.

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