Nostalgia is one of the most powerful emotions we experience. It becomes even more prominent when nostalgia comes to film, with all of our favorite characters and blockbuster movie scenes that make us laugh, or cry (sometimes both at once). However, nothing quite feels like an Indiana Jones cameo in any given film than when Harrison Ford reprises his role as the gruff-yet-lovable treasure hunter.
So far Ford has played Indy four times, but source material from the author; Karen Traviss suggests there will now be five films in total. That means the franchise is set to end after its titular star makes a 5th appearance – which considering his age does fall on some questionable grounds. It was quite sad to find out that some of our favorite Indiana Jones actors are no longer with us. And it’s not so rare that we lose others who have made an impact on us as well. That being said, these are the five Indiana Jones actors who are no more with us –
Patrick Durkin Who Played Australian Climber Died In 2009
Durkin was known for his over-the-top performances, which is to be expected of an actor whose career spans four decades. He did many great things during his lifetime – some of which are still remembered today – like his poignant “Australian Climber” character from Indiana Jones. In the show, Durkin’s character challenged the bar owner to answer trivia questions while wearing climbing gear – it’s no wonder he lost after making so many poor decisions. With that being said, the actor dies on September 1st, 2009.
Terry Richards Who Played Arabian Swordsman Died In 2014
As a stuntman, actor, and extra, Terry `Ric` Richards got an insight into the filmmaking industry, but he failed to get up in the limelight. However, one of his most famous parts came from acting as Arabian Swordsman in Indiana Jones. He was so fondly remembered by viewers who watched it at the time. The actor died on June 14th, 2014,
Amrish Puri Who Played Mola Ram Died In 2005
Puri’s most famous role to date is a cult one: he portrayed Mola Ram in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Apart from his villainous turn, Puri also played a small role in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi. The actor would have probably remained anonymous, except that made it onto this list due to a brain hemorrhage back in 2005.
Sean Connery Who Played Henry Jones Sr. Died In 2020
The adventures of Indiana Jones have brought him face-to-face with some of the world’s most merciless villains and incredibly dangerous animals. Yet his biggest fear is that he might disappoint his father, Henry Jones, Sr. Connery portrayed him as a scholarly professor in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and it was such an impressive performance that some fans still insist it should’ve been nominated for an Oscar that year. With that being said, the actor died on October 31st, 2020 due to heart failure and pneumonia.
John Hurt Who Played Harold Oxley Died In 2017
In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, it was John Hurt who portrayed the iconic Harold Oxley’s character. With that being said, his work in films like Spaceballs and Alien has helped him earn two Academy Award nominations as well. The late actor kept on working until he fell ill and passed away on January 25th, 2017.