The Single Greatest Unbroken Movie Streak Ever
This is my theory, try and prove me wrong. Harrison Ford has the strongest unbroken movie streak of all time. Don’t believe me? Observe: During a four year span (1980-1984) Ford starred in the following movies:
1980 – The Empire Strikes Back
1981 – Raiders Of The Lost Ark
1982 – Blade Runner
1983 – Return Of The Jedi
1984 – Temple Of Doom
No two ways around it, this is an impressive run. All of these movies are varying degrees of classic. Even the fact that the second Star Wars movie and the first Indiana Jones movie were made a year apart is astounding.
I know we geeks can be pretty biased about the things we like, but I absolutely believe in this. I’m not saying there haven’t been actors who have made a higher number of better movies than Harrison Ford because there definitely has. I just don’t think (or at least no one jumps out in my mind) there has been an actor who has made 5 consistently classic movies in a row. Usually when someone gets on a hot streak of 2 or 3 truly great movies there’s a dud in there somewhere or at least something less compelling or less deserving of “classic” status.
So anyway, there you have it. I officially leave this open for debate.