Born In: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Harrison Ford is one of the most prolific actors in Hollywood who came to prominence for his role in ‘Star Wars’ trilogy and ‘Indiana Jones’. Such is his association with creating charismatic leading roles that the movie goer has to try very hard to distinguish him from Indiana Jones. He has received a number of awards and accolades for his performance, including the 'AFI Life Achievement Award,' 'the Cecil B. DeMille Award' and three 'Saturn Awards.' He also bagged in four 'Golden Globe Awards' nominations and has been nominated for the 'Academy Award.' Although he started very late, he fashioned a career by taking every chance and challenging every role that came his way. Popular stats show that he played four of the top six box-office hits of all time. From churning out monster hits after monster hits, his career witnessed a perplexing slump. But the grand old man of super hits has reinvented the smaller roles with his intense energy and reinvigorated his career playing a new set of characters and by carrying sequels on his shoulders.
Nick Name: Harry
father: Christopher Ford
mother: Dorothy Ford (née Dora Nidelman)
Born Country: United States
political ideology: Democrat
City: Chicago, Illinois
Ancestry: Irish American
Notable Alumni: Ripon College
U.S. State: Illinois
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (nee Dora Nidelman), a homemaker and former radio actress, and Christopher Ford, an advertising executive and a former actor. He is of Irish Catholic and Russian Jewish ancestry.
In 1960, Harrison Ford graduated from Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois, and attended Ripon College in Wisconsin, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. To overcome his shyness, he took a drama class in the final quarter of his senior year.
In 1964, Harrison Ford travelled to Los Angeles to find job opportunities in radio voice-overs. Two years later, he landed his first bit role as a bellboy in ‘Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round’. As a result of offending producer Jerry Tokovsky, he found little luck in minor roles as well.
Harrison Ford's first credited role was the 1967 Western film A Time for Killing.
Harrison Ford played significant roles in the super hits of the 70s: American Graffiti, Conversation, Apocalyse Now, Heroes, Force 10 from Navarone, Hanover Street, and The Frisco Kid (1979).
The 80s saw the second wave of hits from collaborations with Ridley Scott, Peter Weir, Roman Polanski, etc. Some of the hits include Blade Runner, Witness, The Mosquito Coast, and Frantic.
Harrison Ford’s work during the late 90s and early 2000s are best forgotten. They include Six Days Seven Nights, Random Hearts, K-19: The Widowmaker, Hollywood Homicide, Firewall, etc.
In addition to working in Crossing Over, and the documentary Dalai Lama Renaissance, Harrison Ford starred in 2008’s second-highest grossing film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
In 2011, he starred alongside Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde in the wildly successful science-fiction Western Cowboys & Aliens. To promote the film, the actor appeared hand-cuffed and led by security guards at the San Diego Comic-Con International, as though he was being dragged to the event against his will.
Harrison Ford reprised the role of Han Solo in the Star Wars Episode VII.
Ford has two sons through Mary Marquardt (Benjamin and Willard). Through his second wife, Melissa Mathison, he has two children—Malcolm, who is an actor and musician and Georgia, who is an actress. He is currently married to Calista Flockhart; the couple adopted a son, Liam. He also has three grandchildren.
Several movie legends have employed this famous actor’s carpentry skills. They include George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Sally Kellerman and Brazilian band leader Sergio Mendes.
Harrison Ford Movies
(Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure)
(Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy)
(Crime, Romance, Drama, Thriller)
(Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy)
(Adventure, Fantasy, Action)
(Thriller, Crime, Action, Mystery, Drama)
|1994||Best On-Screen Duo||The Fugitive (1993)|
|2000||Favorite Motion Picture Actor||Winner|
|1999||Favorite All-Time Movie Star||Winner|
|1998||Favorite Motion Picture Actor||Winner|
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