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Alan Ladd Jnr.
Did You Know?
I tried to get Braveheart
(1995) off the ground when I was president of MGM and I had given it to Mel but he turned it down because of scheduling conflicts. When I departed MGM/UA, my separation agreement allowed me to take two projects with me. So I took Braveheart because I knew it was a good story and I admired Randall Wallace
's scribe work so much.
The project went to the back-burner for ...
His departure from Twentieth Century Fox cost the studio the opportunity to distribute the Indiana Jones films. The name "Indiana Jones" was inspired by a character named "Nevada Smith", played by Steve McQueen
in the movie of the same name. The character first appeared, however, in The Carpetbaggers
(1964), in which the role was played by Ladd's father, Alan Ladd