The Bond/Indy Connection:
The films were originally the result of a conversation in Hawaii between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg concerning the James Bond films. This is part of the reason Connery was chosen to play Indy's father in I.J. and the Last Crusade.
Tom Selleck was the original choice for the Indy role. He was unable to do it because of his contract with the Magnum, P.I. TV show. The producers eventually turned to Harrison Ford. Shortly thereafter, Pierce Brosnan suffered the same fate (temporarily) when he was unable to play James Bond because of his TV show, Remington Steele. The Bond producers then turned to Timothy Dalton.
Julian Glover, who played Donovan, the villain in IJ and the Last Crusade, also played Bond villain Kristatos in "For Your Eyes Only
". He played yet another villain, General Veers, in Lucas's "The Empire Strikes Back
John Ryes-Davies played Sallah in Raiders and Last Crusade. Davies played Soviet General Pushkin in the Bond film, "The Living Daylights
Key Hue Quan played Short Round in I.J. and the Temple of Doom. He also appeared in "The Goonies
" as Data, a kid obsessed with James Bond and Bond-like gadgets. At one point, the character is even referred to as "Double-O Negative."