Watch: Indiana Jones co-stars Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan reunite at the 2023 Oscars
Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan shared a heartwarming reunion on stage at the 95th Academy Awards for all to see, 39 years after working together on 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 hug and the Goonies star planted a kiss on the Indiana Jones actor’s cheek.
Quan then jumped up and down in excitement before gesturing to Ford that he should present the award to his fellow cast and crew members.
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The couple reunited in September 2022 at Disney’s D23 fan event, with Quan sharing a sweet selfie on Instagram with the caption, “‘Love you, Indy.’ Indiana Jones and the Short Round have reunited after 38 years.”
Quan later confessed that he recognized Ford but didn’t think the actor would remember him.
He revealed to Kyle Buchanan of The New York Times: “As I approach my heart is pounding. I’m thinking, ‘Will he recognize me? The last time he saw me I was a kid.’
“As I walk up to him, he turns around and points his finger at me, and he’s got that 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 approach him.”
“But he looks at me and points at me and says, ‘Are you short?’ Instantly, I was transported back to 1984, when I was a kid, and I said, ‘Yes, Indy.’ And he was like, ‘Come here’ and gave me a big hug.”
Ford later said of seeing his former teammate: “I’m so happy for him. He’s a great guy. He’s a wonderful actor. He was when he was a kid, and he still is. I’m 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 playing the cheeky orphan and Short Round pickpocket in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984.
A year later he was cast as tech geek Data in the hit family adventure The Goonies.
Despite 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 including X-Men and The One.
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But after the success of 2018’s Crazy Rich Asians, Quan was persuaded to return to acting and this year won his first Academy Award for Sci-Fi Comedy Drama EEAAO.