‘Cowboys & Aliens’ Star Daniel Craig Keeps It Cool

Tomorrow sees the release of one of the summer’s biggest movies, “Cowboys & Aliens.” Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde, helmed by “Iron Man” director Jon Favreau, and based on a comic book, the movie has an impeccable pedigree, and also boasts a winking reference to an earlier, much-beloved action flick.

In trailers for “Cowboys & Aliens,” Craig’s character is seen jumping from a galloping horse, a scene many fans have pegged as reminiscent of a similar set piece in “Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade.” But while it might look like Craig made the daring leap, the truth is somewhat different.

“The close-ups and things were all me, but that was something that was beyond my riding ability,” Craig admitted.

The English actor also spoke to MTV News about the American accent he made use of in “Cowboys & Aliens,” mentioned a desire to keep it from sounding too “hick” or giving a hint as to where the character was from.

“I didn’t want it to stand out – I wanted it to sound as natural as possible,” Craig said. “I cut as many lines as I could and got them down to one sentence or even one syllable sometimes.”

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