24/08/2011 08:51 BST | Updated 24/10/2011 06:12 BST

Harrison Ford Grateful For Han Solo And Indiana Jones, But Not Interested In Most Successful Characters

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Harrison Ford may have had some of the most iconic roles on the big screen, but he much prefers surprising people with his choices.

The Hollywood superstar, who saddles up with Daniel Craig in Cowboys & Aliens, has become known for portraying beloved characters like Indiana Jones and Han Solo, yet he admitted: "That's not what interested me."

"As much as I'm grateful for the success of Han Solo and Indiana Jones, the pleasure of my career has come from the movies that I made with [Roman] Polanski [Frantic] and with Philip Noyce [Patriot Games] and Alan J Pakula [The Devil's Own], which didn't represent that kind of iconography," he told IndieLondon.

He named K-19: The Widowmaker, Regarding Henry and Presumed Innocent as some of the works which allowed him to mess around with people's perceptions.

"I think of my career as being very lucky that I was allowed to work in all of these different kinds of films and wasn't responsible for just attending to my iconography. It was much more interesting, to me, to f*** with it than attend to it," he added.