Tom Selleck has certainly enjoyed a lot of success in his long career but I will always feel sorry for the guy. That’s because he came this close to getting the role of Indiana Jones in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” According to Hollywood lore, Selleck was Steven Spielberg’s early choice to wear the fedora but, due to the star’s contractual obligations, the role eventually went to some guy named Harrison Ford.
Why am I bringing this up now? Well, I came across this fun mash-up of the “Magnum P.I.” opening sequence and “Star Wars” and for some reason my first thought was Selleck’s watching it and rolling his eyes. “Oh, great, this guy again, copping my mojo…”
The makers of the mash-up did some painstaking work here to match up with the original opening sequence, as you can see in the side-by-side below…
— Geoff Boucher
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