How did the writers come up with the name "Indiana"? That was the name of George Lucas's dog. The lovely Willie Scott was also named after a dog--Steven Spielberg's. These are just 2 of 53 fascinating facts about the Indiana Jones movies rounded up by BuzzFeed's Keely Flaherty. Here are some more:
5. Lucas originally didn’t want to cast Harrison Ford since he’d already been in two of Lucas’ films.
6. Tom Selleck was originally offered the role of Indiana, but CBS prevented him from taking the role because of his involvement in Magnum, P.I. Spielberg later wrote Selleck a “wonderful letter” saying Selleck could work for him anytime.
21. The club owned by the villainous Lao Che in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is called Club Obi Wan, a nod to Star Wars.
48. In the scene when Indiana and his father are sitting at a table on the zeppelin, neither Ford nor Connery is wearing pants. Connery thought he’d sweat too much if he wore pants, and Ford decided to join him.