Who is Indiana Jones named after?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The character was originally named Indiana Smith, after an Alaskan Malamute dog George Lucas owned in the 1970s ("Indiana"); however, Steven Spielberg disliked the name "Smith", and Lucas casually suggested "Jones" as an alternative.

  • 1 decade ago

    He is named after no one but the state of Indiana. Modeled after the strong-jawed heroes of the matinée serials and pulp magazines that George Lucas and Steven Spielberg enjoyed in their childhoods (such as the Republic Pictures serials, and the Doc Savage series).

  • 1 decade ago

    his dog unless you mean his real name Henry which in that case is his dad

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