Indiana Jones remains one of the most recognizable action heroes of all time. Played by Harrison Ford, he’s a crusading adventurer and the sole reason almost every kid growing up had a phase of wanting to become an archaeologist, before finding out that it involves much less running and fighting and much more dusting clay pots with toothbrushes — a crushing blow to countless childhood dreams.
Source: Movie: Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark Lucasfilm Ltd. 1981. Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
The Indiana Jones franchise has been criticized in recent years for imperialist portrayals of non-Westerners. Still, there are 15 facts you probably didn’t know about the films, even all these years later.