Tom Selleck is haunted by Indiana Jones

By brendon June 09, 2011 @ 12:47 PM

(note about the headline: not literally)

Though he’s obviously gone on to have a long and successful career in Hollywood, the Daily Mail says that Tom Selleck has been haunted for the past 20 years by a role that he decided to turn down.

Tom Selleck has been haunted for the past 20 years by a role that he decided to turn down.


What they’re referring to of course is Indiana Jones in ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’. They say new pictures and footage have been released from the screen test he did in 1981 with Sean Young as Marion Ravenwood. Selleck was offered the part, but Universal wouldn’t let him out of his ‘Magnum P.I.’ contract to do a movie for Paramount, so the role went to Harrison Ford and the character became one of the most popular in the history of movies.

And yes, I know most people already know this, but I’d never seen his screen test before and thought it was cool. It’s also more evidence that George Lucas is a fat titted jackass whose entire career is based on sheer random luck.

(12) Comments

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    i hate you 06/09/2011 13:01

    magnum pi is the greatest character of all time. rick and tc are a close tie for 2nd.

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    i hate you 06/09/2011 13:04

    rokan @ 06/08/2011 22:03 :

    there is a chance i would if she shavd that clam.

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    MrAdams 06/09/2011 13:06


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    Mr. Nutt 06/09/2011 13:13

    I think Marlon Brando would have been the best Indiana Jones. They could have gotten him to run by waving a ice cream bar in front of him.

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    Mr. Nutt 06/09/2011 13:14


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    Death to Finkle! 06/09/2011 13:16



  7. avatar
    Observer 06/09/2011 13:17

    … he was O.K. with it (the loss of the role) from 1981 to 1991…..?

    …thank goodness that dumpy troll didn’t get the female role either…..

  8. avatar
    Death to Finkle! 06/09/2011 13:25

    Obs, if you still have the (pedo) Christmas wish list out, Chloe… Moretz. M-O-R-E-T-Z…

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    Mr. Nutt 06/09/2011 13:28

    Obs, I’m not picky. I’ll take whatever you got.

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    Mr. Nutt 06/09/2011 13:31

    The last few years of Magnum that he did was a favor to his co-stars to help them out cash wise. Apparently that fucked him out of Indiana Jones. As I always say, no good deed goes unpunished.

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    Observer 06/09/2011 14:35

    Death To Finkle……..

    …….she’s yours……..

    ….save some for the rest of us…….

    Mr. Nutt……..I’ll find SOMETHING for you….

  12. avatar
    Murderface 06/09/2011 20:21


    Somebody needs to apologize to their math teacher.

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