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Steven Spielberg Made A Crucial Change To Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
Director Steven Spielberg has been known to inject a little of himself into his films, including "Indiana Jones," which resulted in a crucial change to "The Last Crusade."
Spielberg told Entertainment Weekly, "My biggest contribution was adding the father to the third movie. That was my idea, to cast Sean Connery as [Harrison Ford's] father."
"The Last Crusade" is the most comedic entry in the original trilogy, but its father-son storyline strongly parallels Spielberg's strained relationship with his own dad.
Indiana Jones and Dr. Jones Sr.'s mismatched dynamic and eventual reconciliation is the emotional crux of the film and the reason why it's many fans' favorite in the series.