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Harrison Ford lambasts Shia LaBeouf for criticising Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull

Story by Jack Foley

HARRISON Ford has admitted calling one-time co-star Shia LaBeouf a “f**king idiot* over his decision to come out and publicly criticise the last Indiana Jones movie, The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull

LaBeouf, who has a track record for owning up when he doesn’t think his films turn out right (witness his criticism of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), told The LA Times that he felt he “dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved”.

He also claimed that if he had made a follow-up his “career [would be] over”.

But when asked what he thought of the comments in an interview with Details magazine, Ford – who is currently promoting Cowboys & Aliens – said: “I think I told him he was a f**ing idiot!”

He added: “As an actor, I think it’s my obligation to support the film without making a complete ass of myself. Shia is ambitious, attentive and talented – and he’s learning how to deal with a situation which is very unique and difficult.”

Shia maintains that Ford may have given him a hard time for speaking out in public, but privately commended him for speaking his mind.

Ford also maintained that a fifth Indiana Jones movie is being developed.

LaBeouf, meanwhile, was celebrating as his third Transformers movie – Dark of the Moon – became the highest opening day figure of any film so far in 2011 with a cool $37.2 million.

Put together with the $5.5 million it earned during Tuesday night sneak previews, the Michael Bay blockbuster has already grossed $42.8 million in its first two days.

Neither Bay nor LaBeouf are currently expected to return to the franchise in spite of this success, with the latter telling MTV News earlier this week that I just don’t think right now there’s anywhere to take Sam

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