'Not forgotten me': Actor Ke Huy Quan reveals he still gets Christmas gifts from Steven Spielberg every year since 1984

In a recent interview, 'EEAAO' star Ke Juy Quan praised Steve Spielberg for being a 'trailblazer' in inclusivity in Hollywood

'Not forgotten me': Actor Ke Huy Quan reveals he still gets Christmas gifts from Steven Spielberg every year since 1984
Ke Huy Quan (IMDb) and Steven Spielberg (Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDON: Actor Ke Huy Quan stunned the world with his impeccable acting in this year’s blockbuster hit ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ and has become a frontrunner for Best Supporting Actor during the upcoming awards season. However, things were not as glamorous as when he started his career in 1984. Quan made his feature film debut with Steven Spielberg’s ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ and garnered good reviews, but things didn’t go as he would have expected it to be as an adult. However, even 38 years after the release of ‘Indiana Jones’, there’s one man who has never left his side and it’s none other than Steven Spielberg himself.

Quan was just 12-years-of-age when he was cast in ‘Indiana Jones’ and played Harrison Ford’s sidekick Short Round. He garnered a lot of fame at a young age and went on to act in ‘The Goonies’ as well. However, he struggled to find roles as an adult and eventually quit Hollywood. The actor became a stunt choreographer and worked on a various productions in Asia and the United States. Now that Quan has made a strong comeback to acting, the star is not leaving any stone unturned to thank the people who have supported him throughout his career.

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Ke Huy Quan attends the Asia Society Of Southern California's U.S. Asia Entertainment Summit at Skirball Cultural Center on October 30, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Ke Huy Quan attends the Asia Society Of Southern California's U.S. Asia Entertainment Summit at Skirball Cultural Center on October 30, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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In a recent interview with The Guardian, the 51-year-old actor shared a heartwarming story about how Spielberg never forgotten him after casting him in ‘Indiana Jones’ and still sends him gifts on Christmas. The star also shared how ‘The Fabelmans’ helmer was always there whenever he needed any kind of support.

“He gave me my first job and, so many years later, he has not forgotten me. Every time I needed help, he’s always there,” Quan said.

Quan went on to praise the filmmaker for being a trailblazer in inclusivity in Hollywood even when it was very rare at the time.

“Spielberg was the first person to put an Asian face in a Hollywood blockbuster ... That was a rarity then. For many years after that, we were back to square one,” Quan told The Guardian.

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Steven Spielberg, Kate Capshaw, and Ke Huy Quan while filming 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' (IMDb)
Steven Spielberg, Kate Capshaw, and Ke Huy Quan while filming 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' (IMDb)

 

The actor quit acting after appearing in the 2001 movie ‘Second Time Around’ and became a stunt choreographer. However, after seeing the success of ‘Crazy Rich Asian’ in 2018, Quan decided to make a comeback. At the time, the Daniels were looking to cast for Warmond Wang in the movie ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ and saw Quan on Twitter. He auditioned for the part and received the role of Wang. The movie went on to become a critical as well as a box-office success with Quan receiving universal acclaim for his impeccable acting.

As of now, Quan is slated feature in the TV series ‘American Born Chinese’ and Season 2 of Disney+ Marvel series ‘Loki’.

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