David Blaine—magician and master of illusion—stopped by Harrison Ford’s home for some slight of hand.
Ford’s reaction is priceless.
Apparently, magic is to Harrison Ford as snakes are to Indiana Jones…or as terrorists on a plane are to President James Marshall.
I’m not typically a believer in magic and I’m usually skeptical of magicians. Something about the smoke, mirrors, and intent to fool another just rubs me the wrong way.
I once laughed through an entire magic show while on vacation with my family. I actually had tears running down my cheeks at one point because of how cheesy the magician was.
However, David Blaine has a way of blowing my mind. I’m not sure if he’s an expert illusionist or if he is actually conjuring witchcraft.
He began approaching people on boardwalks and sidewalks to participate in his magic tricks. More than the trick itself, I enjoyed watching the reactions people had to his illusions. They were stumped. Some would scream, some would ask to see it again. But almost everyone seemed to be completely engaged yet utterly confused.
Blaine’s public endurance stunts continued to gain him popularity and even prompted comparisons to Harry Houdini. He leaves entire crowds and audiences speechless in his wake.
I’m sure there are some that are skeptical and impervious to this magic; but Harrison Ford is not one of them.
Mr. Harrison Ford is a legend in my book. Between his on-screen acting, off-screen humor and environmental activism, I have a whole lot of respect for the guy. And who could forget that time he was chosen as the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine?
Plus, he pulls off a satchel like no other.
Basically, the guy is a badass.
Ford is the only actor to have worked with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. He often plays characters that use intelligence over physical strength when defeating on-screen rivals. His most famous characters include the handsome Han Solo and the quick-witted Indiana Jones. Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens is already in post-production, where Ford reprises his role as Han Solo. Indiana Jones 5 has been rumored.
I lost it when he made a brief cameo in Anchorman 2 as Mack Tannen, where he referred to himself as an “old war horse.” He keeps it hip and continues to entertain on a level that transcends age.
This video of Harrison Ford reacting to Blaine’s magic is magical in itself.
The video starts off a little awkward, with Blaine standing in Ford’s kitchen. What begins as a simple card trick quickly develops into something much more. Ford appears intrigued and cautious as Blaine moves closer to the reveal. What happens next is straight up crazy. I’ve watched this video so many times and I just can’t wrap my head around it.
I don’t blame Ford for his reaction: “Get the f— out of my house.”
Author: Heather Kleiman
Editor: Renée Picard
Image: via the author