UGO.com has a hilarious gallery of 50 goofy faces made by Harrison Ford over the course of the original Indiana Jones trilogy. It’s good for a chuckle, of course, but glancing through the images, it dawned on me that there’s a lesson here as well. Despite all this mugging, Indiana Jones is still one of greatest movie badasses of all time. In fact, it’s a big key to his charm: we love seeing Indy realize what he’s doing is batshit crazy and then going through with it anyway, whether it’s hanging out with a snake or two or destroying a bridge while he’s still standing on it.
So what’s the lesson? Lighten up, action heroes. Constantly speaking in a whisper doesn’t make you a badass. Never cracking a smile doesn’t make you a badass. Looking like you’re having a little fun while you’re busting heads? That’s what makes you a badass. Click here for the full gallery.