In 1984, a 42-year-old Harrison Ford starred in the second installment of the epic Indiana Jones franchise. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom served as a prequel to the first film, Raiders of the Lost Ark. Starring alongside Ford was Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone, and Ke Huy Quan. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg.
It was truly a fun adventure painting the poster art for #IndianaJones and the Temple of Doom in 1984 🤠#HarrisonFord #StevenSpielberg #KateCapshaw #GeorgeLucas #KeHuyQuan #AmrishPuri #80s #Art pic.twitter.com/NcFxt7sglt
— Drew Struzan 🎨 (@DrewStruzan) March 22, 2022
Ke Huy Quan was just 12 years old when the movie came out, and it kicked off a successful child acting career. Unfortunately, Quan couldn’t find much work as an actor after 1996. He ended up going behind the scenes in a few different roles such as an assistant fight choreographer, assistant director, and more. In 2018, Quan was inspired by the film Crazy Rich Asians to get back into acting. He was quickly cast in the movie Everything Everywhere All At Once.
During this awards season, Quan has taken home several awards for his role as Waymond Wang, including a Golden Globe, SAG Award, Independent Spirit Award, and an Academy Award.
The film won Best Ensemble at the SAG Awards and Best Picture at the Academy Awards. 1883 star Harrison Ford was the celebrity chosen to hand out the Best Picture statue at the Academy Awards on Sunday (March 12).
The 80-year-old actor happily announced Everything Everywhere All At Once had won the biggest award of the night, and the audience erupted in cheers as the cast and directors made their way to the stage. When Quan walked up to the stage, he and Ford embraced in a huge hug. Quan then kissed him on the cheek and started jumping up and down in excitement.
The cameras cut to Spielberg, who cast Quan in the Indiana Jones film nearly 40 years ago, proudly watching from the audience and pumping his fists in excitement.
Steven Spielberg watching Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan. I’m crying! #Oscar pic.twitter.com/Yap3FL7ZJr
— Queens of Bravo (@queensofbravo) March 13, 2023
The reunion between Ford and Quan has become one of the most talked about and viral moments during the Academy Awards. See some reactions below!
A full circle moment for Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan at the #Oscars. 😭 pic.twitter.com/3Ij846mobL
— E! News (@enews) March 13, 2023
HARRISON FORD PRESENTING AN OSCAR TO KE HUY QUAN. RIVER OF TEARS pic.twitter.com/1gq4uXPgGI
— k • 🐯⚖️ (@ripleysdaya) March 13, 2023
Ke Huy Quan freaking out with Harrison Ford on stage has ruined me pic.twitter.com/qXXVRzyhkZ
— Barbara VanDenburgh (@BabsVan) March 13, 2023
Low key crying over the full circle moment of Harrison Ford giving an Oscar to Ke Huy Quan #oscars pic.twitter.com/z2RIEkUl0h
— Lex (@lexie_labollita) March 13, 2023
oh my god, Ke Huy Quan immediately running up and hugging Harrison Ford 😭 pic.twitter.com/Y3K5iD2VNg
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) March 13, 2023
We're not sobbing over this Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan hug — you are. 😭 pic.twitter.com/RO56qNCwGt
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) March 13, 2023
Ke Huy Quan hugging Harrison Ford is everything #Oscars pic.twitter.com/lZFCOSccPg
— shauna (@goldengateblond) March 13, 2023
Ke Huy Quan embraces Harrison Ford, who he starred with in 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,' nearly 40 years ago.https://t.co/whag0dCT2w
📷 Chris Pizzello / AP pic.twitter.com/kQ16fDPUeJ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 13, 2023
40 years later, Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan share a hug again. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/0gtS0kCzws
— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) March 13, 2023
We are loving this reunion as much as everyone else! See the full Oscars moment in the video below.