Sunday, February 24, 2008

Paul Freeman in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981)

More than 10 years before his appearance in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, Paul Freeman (Ivan Ooze, MMPR: The Movie) was still playing the villain. In the big screen classic "Raiders of the Lost Ark," Freeman portrays Dr. Rene Belloq, a man in search of the Ark of the Covenant. Freeman received top billing (after Harrison Ford and Karen Allen) for his role in this Academy Award-winning film, which gave him extensive screentime as Indiana Jones' nemesis, who also had feelings for Indie's love interest Marion. Freeman's villainous turn earned him a Saturn award nomination as well.

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" is available on DVD

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