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Harrison: No good parts for old men

Published 12/01/2011 | 08:41

Harrison Ford reckons men suffer from ageism in Hollywood too
Harrison Ford reckons men suffer from ageism in Hollywood too

Harrison Ford has claimed men are just as much victims of ageism in Hollywood as women.

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The Indiana Jones star - who plays a former top news reporter forced to host a breakfast TV show in comedy Morning Glory - insists the good roles dry up for men as they get older.

Speaking before the UK premiere of his new film, Harrison said: "Much as I understand the notion that there are no good parts for older women I want to make it abundantly clear that there are no good parts for old men either."

The 68-year-old Star Wars actor plays veteran TV journalist Mike Pomeroy in the film, who hates being a presenter on breakfast TV.

Asked whether his character is a victim of ageism, he said: "Aren't we all? He's a victim of nature. He's getting old, a kind of dinosaur."

:: Morning Glory, co-starring Rachel McAdams and Patrick Wilson, is released on Friday, January 21.

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