I mentioned the movie Blade Runner (one of my all time favourites) in a post yesterday.
By coincidence I learned two interesting things relating to the movie today:
- Today (8 Jan 2016) was Roy Batty’s (played by Rutger Hauer) “incept date” in the movie! When BR came out in 1982 I guess it seemed somewhat reasonable that we would have robots/androids/replicants by now. Amazing how slow progress has been on robotics since then.
- It has been confirmed that Harrison Ford (with the success of the new Star Wars movie) is “the highest-grossing actor of all time at the U.S. box office”. With a current tally of $4.7bn (yes – that is “billion dollars”) he has pushed Samuel L. Jackson into second place. And what makes this even more amazing is that SW is still raking in money, and new Blade Runner and Indiana Jones moves are apparently on the way!
Here is a picture of Ford and Hauer together in BR: