In an interview in Madrid, Harrison Ford became the latest Hollywood actor to criticize the Bush administration while on foreign soil.
“I’m very disturbed about the direction American foreign policy is going,” said Ford, according to the Australian Associated Press.
Harrison Ford in his latest film “Hollywood Homicide”
Ford, in Spain to promote his new release “Hollywood Homicide,” noted U.S. post-war casualties have exceeded those during the actual conflict.
“I think something needs to be done to help alleviate the conditions which have created a disenfranchised and angry faction in the Middle East,” said the 62-year-old Ford, the Australian news wire reported.
“I don’t think military intervention is the correct solution,” he said. “I regret what we as a country have done so far.”
While Ford has starred in many shoot-’em-up thrillers, he said he abhors America’s liberal gun laws.
“I’m very troubled by the proliferation of arms, at the fact so many people in the United States carry guns,” he said, according to the AAP. “It obviously contributes greatly to the crime problems we have. I’m sure gun laws should be strengthened in the United States. I just don’t know the correct mechanism.”
He pointed out his new film, about two moonlighting Los Angeles policeman, is a comedy.
Ford said many of today’s films “are more akin to video games than stories about human life and relationships.”
“It seems everybody is only going for the big hit, for the most return,” he said.
The veteran actor announced he will revive the role of adventure-hero Indiana Jones in the fourth installment of the series, scheduled for release in 2005.