Ke Huy Quan still receives Christmas presents from Steven Spielberg 38 years later


Ke Huy Quan was just 13 years old when he took on his first role alongside Harrison Ford in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” in 1984, but director Steven Spielberg still sends the 51-year-old actor Christmas presents to this day.

Quan spoke about his relationship with the director in an interview with The protector during an awards season press tour for A24’s 2022 film “Everything Everywhere All at Once”.

“He gave me my first job and so many years later he hasn’t forgotten me,” he said. “Anytime I needed help, he’s always there.”

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Catapulted into the limelight as a child actor, Quan went on to star as James Bond fan Data in 1985’s “The Goonies,” which was executive produced by Spielberg.

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“On ‘Indiana Jones,’ I was the only child, so I got all the love and attention,” he told the publication. “On ‘The Goonies’ I was one of seven, so I was constantly fighting for attention. But it was something very familiar to me – my parents had nine children. It was a lot of fun, especially those great sets. Going to work was like going to the playground.”

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Quan continued prize Spielberg because he was “the first person to put an Asian face in a Hollywood blockbuster. Short Round is funny, he’s brave, he saves Indy’s ass.

The actor returned to the big screen in “Everything Everywhere All at Once” opposite Michelle Yeoh. Quan is widely predicted to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for that role.

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