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I have just rewatched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), and this picture of young(er) Mutt with young Harold Oxley got me wondering:

Young(er) Mutt with young Harold Oxley

The thing is, young Harold looks to me very much like Neil Flynn, the actor playing agent Smith (not the Matrix one, but the one interrogating Indy after the infamous escape from the nuclear bomb testing):

Agent Smith

Also, he doesn't look much like John Hurt, i.e., the guy playing (current day) Harold Oxley:

Shaved Harold Oxley John Hurt at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

It doesn't look much like young John Hurt either:

Young John Hurt

I know that makeup can make wonders, but it's not uncommon (actually, it's quite reasonable) for such parts to be done by different actors.

So, is young Harold Oxley

  • just John Hurt under a (heavy) make up, or
  • some old John Hurt's picture digitally incorporated into the above picture, or
  • is it actually Neil Flynn, or
  • is it someone else?

I could find no info on this on the internet.

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Sorry, to me it just looks like the face of Shia Photochopped into the picture. –  Paulster2 Nov 29 '13 at 2:57
He's asking about the older person in the photo, not Shia's character. –  JohnP Nov 29 '13 at 4:19
Sorry but that is John Hurt and Shia Lebouf in that picture. It's not separate actors. google.com/… –  Kevin Howell May 21 '14 at 19:18

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