A few days before the 6.25.82 debut of Ridley Scott‘s Blade Runner, Harrison Ford, 39, sat for an interview with the 35 year-old David Letterman on the relatively young Late Night with David Letterman, which had premiered on 2.1.82.

The infinite registerings of discomfort, uncertainty, suspicion and mild anxiety on Ford’s face are riveting, and cumulatively speaking almost represent a more interesting performance than anything he’d ever done on-screen up to that point. He’s really squirming and not afraid to show it, but at the same time he’s trying to be calm and low-key.