LaBeouf starred alongside the 66-year-old actor as the whip-cracker's young friend Mutt Williams. Ford, however, has insisted that the gesture was not a symbolic one and that there was an obvious difference between a physical and metaphorical action.
"No, that's never been (the idea)... I think it just doesn't work that way," Contactmusic quoted him as telling Moviefone. "And there's definitely a distinction between passing the fedora and someone picking it up," the actor added.