Behold: Indiana Jones co-stars Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan reunited at the 2023 Oscars
Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan shared a touching reunion on stage at the 95th Academy Awards for all to see, 39 years after they worked together in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
The ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ star – who also won Best Actor at the 2023 Oscars – was delighted to accept the Best Picture award from his former co-star.
Ford, 80, and Quan, 51, shared a warm embrace and the Goonies star planted a kiss on the Indiana Jones actor’s cheek.
Quan then jumped up and down excitedly before motioning for Ford to present the award to his fellow cast and crew members.
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The couple were reunited at Disney’s D23 fan event in September 2022, with Quan sharing a sweet selfie on Instagram with the caption, “‘Love you Indy.’ Indiana Jones and Short Round have reunited after 38 years.”
Quan later confessed that he recognized Ford but didn’t think the actor would remember him.
He told The New York Times’ Kyle Buchanan: “As I get closer, my heart is pounding. I think, ‘Will he recognize me? The last time he saw me I was a little kid.’
“As I get closer, he turns and points his finger at me, and he’s got this classic, famous, grumpy Harrison Ford look. I’m like, ‘Oh my god, he probably thinks I’m a fan and he’s going to tell me not to come near him.’
“But he looks at me and he’s pointing at me and he’s like, ‘Are you short round?’ It immediately took me back to 1984 when I was a little kid and I said, ‘Yes, Indy.’ And he said, ‘Come here’ and hugged me tight.”
Ford said afterwards of his former child’s pal: “I’m so happy for him. He’s a great guy. He’s a wonderful actor. He was when he was a little kid and he still is. I am happy. I’m very happy for him.”
Quan – who was born in Vietnam but immigrated to the United States at the age of eight – made his name as a cheeky orphan and pickpocket in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
A year later he was cast as tech geek Data in the hit family adventure The Goonies.
Despite his success as a child star, he struggled to find roles as an Asian actor and went behind the camera, working as a choreographer on films such as X-Men and The One.
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But following the success of 2018’s Crazy Rich Asians, Quan was persuaded to return to acting and this year won his first Oscar for sci-fi comedy-drama EEAAO.