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Harrison Ford (born 13.7.1942) is an award-winning American actor, best known for his lead performances in the original Star Wars trilogy and all four Indiana Jones films.

Childhood: Harrison Ford was raised in Illinois, by his mother, Dorothy, a former radio actress and his father Christopher, who was an advertising executive as well as a former actor.

As a child, Ford was a keen boy scout and achieved the second-highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America, Life Scout.

Harrison Ford graduated from Maine East High School in Illinois in 1960, where he had been the first voice to broadcast on the school's new radio system. He later attended Ripon College, in Wisconsin, where he took drama classes in his first year. He did not graduate, but it was here that Harrison Ford became interested in acting.

Career: Harrison Ford travelled to Los Angeles in 1964, hoping to land a job doing radio voice-overs. Although his application was unsuccessful, Ford eventually got a contract with Columbia Pictures, earning $150 per week to work as a bit part on their films.

Ford's first credited appearance came in 1967, with the Western film A Time For Killing. He was credited as Harrison J. Ford, to avoid confusion with the silent film actor Harrison Ford.

Although Ford appeared in a number of television programmes, such as Ironside and American Style, he became disillusioned with the roles he was given and taught himself carpentry. He also worked as a stagehand for The Doors. Whilst working as a carpenter, he built a studio for Sergio Mendes.

Ford's return to acting came when he built cabinets for George Lucas' home. Lucas cast him in a lead role in 1973's American Graffiti. Francis Ford Coppola also hired Harrison Ford: firstly as a carpenter, then as an actor, in Apocalypse Now and The Conversation.

Harrison Ford's breakthrough role came in Star Wars, released in 1977. Ford played Han Solo, one of the lead characters, opposite Carrie Fisher as Princess Leah. Ford then went on to star in the two sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, as well as the lesser-known release The Star Wars Holiday Special.

Harrison Ford would work with George Lucas again, with the Indiana Jones trilogy, which was a collaboration between Lucas and Steven Spielberg. The first film, Raiders of the Lost Ark, was released in 1981 and was followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984 and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989. In 2008, the franchise was revisited and Harrison Ford returned to his title role in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

In 1982, Harrison Ford starred in Ridley Scott's seminal sci-fi feature film Blade Runner. In the mid to late 1980s, Harrison Ford starred in a number of action / drama film, including 1985's Witness - for which he was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar - and The Mosquito Coast, the following year. In 1988, Roman Polanski cast him in Frantic.

In 1992, Harrison Ford took the lead role of Jack Ryan in Patriot Games, the adaptation of the novel by Tom Clancy. He went on to land roles in a number of high profile dramas and thrillers, including 1990's Presumed Innocent, 1994's Clear and Present Danger, 1993's The Fugitive and Wolfgang Petersen's Air Force One.

In 2000, Ford played an adulterous husband in the widely popular What Lies Beneath. The film grossed over $300 million across the globe.

In 2008 the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was the second highest grossing film worldwide, Ford reaped the benefits from this success. 

In 2008 he also stared in the film Crossing Over where he was cast as an immigrations officer staring alongside Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta. 

Ford appeared in the medical drama Extraordinary Measures in 2009 and also co-starred in the film Morning Glory alongside Patrick Wilson and Rachel McAdams in 2010.  

In July 2011 he starred alongside Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde in Cowboys & Aliens and made an appearance at the Diego Comic-Con International in order to promote the film.

In 2013 Ford co-starred in Paranoia as Augustine "Jock" Goddard with Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Amber Heard as other members of the cast. 

In 2015 it was announced that Ford would for the second time play the role of Rick Deckard in the sequel to Blade Runner. 

Personal Life: Harrison Ford has two sons with his first wife, Mary Marquardt, named Benjamin and Willard. He also has a son and a daughter with his second wife, Melissa Mathison, named Malcolm and Georgia.

Ford got engaged to the actress Calista Flockhart in 2009. Flockhart has an adopted son, named Liam. Harrison also has three grandchildren. With Ford being an exceptionally private Hollywood celebrity, his marriage to Flockhart took place in a secret wedding ceremony in 2010.

Ford is also grandparent to three grandchildren Eliel (born 1993), Ethan (2000) and Waylon (2010).  

In 2001, following the terrorist attacks at New York's World Trade Centre, Harrison Ford volunteered as a food server near Ground Zero. He has also volunteered at the Los Angeles Mission, serving food to the homeless at Thanksgiving.

Ford is also keen on aviation and has multiple helicopters and planes that he flies across America. In 2015 Ford's plane made an emergency landing in California due to an engine failure. He suffered a broken pelvis and ankle as a result of the accident.



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Video Footage Surfaces From Harrison Ford Latest Plane Accident


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Footage has surfaced from Harrison Ford's recent piloting incident, showing just how close the actor came to colliding with a passenger jet as he landed on a prohibited taxiway at John Wayne Airport just over a week ago after mistaking it for his scheduled runway.

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The clip shows Harrison's bright yellow private plane speeding towards the runway at the Orange County airport as an American Airlines 737 was still moving on the ground. According to TMZ who obtained the footage, the video is to be the central evidence of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) investigation into the safety breach. The video doesn't show Harrison's landing; a source told the publication that 'Ford had misjudged the runway and banked sharply before landing on the taxiway'.

Continue reading: Video Footage Surfaces From Harrison Ford Latest Plane Accident

Harrison Ford Could Be In Trouble After His Latest Piloting Incident


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In not at all his first ever aviation incident, Harrison Ford nearly crashed into a passenger plane while trying to land his own vehicle which he was piloting on a runway in California this week. As the FAA investigates, he could be facing serious penalties for the accident.

Harrison FordHarrison Ford (almost) strikes again

The 'Star Wars' actor has been regularly flying since the 1990s, but that doesn't mean that he doesn't occasionally make mistakes. Some are more serious than others though, and this error almost cost him his life (not to mention those of more than 100 others) when he mistook a taxiway for a runway and tried to land despite an incoming American Airlines flight on Monday (February 13th 2017).

Continue reading: Harrison Ford Could Be In Trouble After His Latest Piloting Incident

Harrison Ford Leads 'Star Wars' Cast In Paying Tribute To Carrie Fisher


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The cast of Star Wars have been paying tribute to co-star Carrie Fisher who passed away on Tuesday, four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight home from London.

The 60-year-old actress was loved the world over for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise and just last year she had reprised the role in The Force Awakens.

Carrie FisherFisher as Princess Leia in The Force Awakens

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Blade Runner 2049 - Announcement Trailer


The official announcement trailer for 'Blade Runner 2049' is finally here and while we still know little about the plot, we do get a glimpse of Ryan Gosling in his leading role as Officer K. We see him approaching the wreckage of what looks like a blimp and then an empty building in which he comes across a gun-wielding Harrison Ford who returns as Rick Deckard. The movie is based 30 years after events in the first movie, the LAPD's Officer K is the new blade runner in town, but his job gets a lot more complicated when he uncovers the truth behind the replicants' existence and sets out to find the long lost Deckard.

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Ryan Gosling: "Getting Punched In The Face By Harrison Ford Was A Rite Of Passage"


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Ryan Gosling has described how he was punched in the face by his hero Harrison Ford, during the filming of Blade Runner 2049.

The accidental punch came when the two actors were shooting a fight scene for the upcoming sequel, where Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard.

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling was punched in the face by his hero Harrison Ford

Continue reading: Ryan Gosling: "Getting Punched In The Face By Harrison Ford Was A Rite Of Passage"

Carrie Fisher Confirms 40-Year-Old Rumours Of An Affair With Harrison Ford


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Carrie Fisher has confirmed she did have a secret affair with Harrison Ford on the set of Star Wars in 1976, confirming a 40-year-old rumour.

Speaking to People magazine, the actress opened up on the whirlwind three-month romance, which took place when she was 19 and Ford was a 33-year-old married father of two.

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher has opened up on her affair with Harrison Ford

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Jennifer Lawrence Admits Embarrassing Encounter With Harrison Ford


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She’s the highest-earning actress in Hollywood, but it seems that not everybody knows who Jennifer Lawrence is, as she revealed an embarrassing recent encounter when Harrison Ford gave her a blank stare of non-recognition.

The 25 year old star of X-Men Apocalypse was chatting with British TV host Graham Norton this week, filming an episode of his chat show that is due to air on Friday evening (May 13th). Recollecting the highly awkward incident, she said it happened earlier this year when she was on a night out with comedian Jack Whitehall, and spotted the Han Solo actor dining with Star Wars: The Force Awakens director Jj Abrams.

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence recounted the embarrassing incident to Graham Norton on his chat show this week

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Dave Franco Describes Auditioning To Play Young Han Solo


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The role of the young Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars anthology film has got to be one of the most coveted parts in Hollywood for any young actor. But one name who’s gotten closer than most to the role, is 21 Jump Street star Dave Franco. Speaking to MTV, Franco revealed he’d auditioned for the part, but that doesn't mean the role is any closer to being cast.

Dave FrancoDave Franco has revealed all about his Han Solo audition.

Franco described the process as feeling like ‘most other auditions’, initially but ‘because of the nature of what it is, it just explodes everywhere.’ “Everyone’s coming up and being like, ’Dude, what’s going on?’ And I’m like, ’I don’t know! You know as much as me,'” he said.

Continue reading: Dave Franco Describes Auditioning To Play Young Han Solo

Alden, Jack And Taron! Meet The Three Actors In The Running To Play Young Han Solo


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We could soon find out who will be playing the young Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie scheduled for release in 2018. After a search that is said to have included more 2,500 actors, The Hollywood Reporter writes that the list is now down to just three names: Alden Ehrenreich, Jack Reynor and Taron Egerton.

Other names who have been mentioned in connection with the role include, Whiplash and Divergent star Miles Teller, The Fault in Our Stars’ Ansel Elgort, who also appears in the Divergent movies and Emory Cohen, who starred in Brooklyn.

But let’s take a closer look at the rumoured top three contenders...

Continue reading: Alden, Jack And Taron! Meet The Three Actors In The Running To Play Young Han Solo

Calista Flockhart, Harrison Ford , Daughter - RELATIVITY MEDIA Presents the US Premiere of PARANOIA, At The DGA Theatre at The DGA Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 8th August 2013

Calista Flockhart, Harrison Ford and Daughter

Harrison Ford , Calista Flockhart - Celebrities out at the Lakers game. The Charlotte Hornets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by the final score of 110-82 at Staples Center at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 31st January 2016

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Harrison Ford - Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens - Interview


An interview with Harrison Ford about Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

When we think of Star Wars there are certain actors and characters that instantly spring to mind, Harrison Ford and Hans Solo is two of those things. Here Harrison talks about what it means to reprise his much loved role and make a welcome return to the Star Wars set.

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Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart - 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals at Golden Globe Awards, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart

Harrison Ford - SeriousFun Children's Network which is a global family of camps and programmes which aims to help children and their families reach beyond illness to discover joy held a Gala in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 4th November 2014

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Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Harrison Ford and Viola Davis - "Ender's Game" - Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 29th October 2013

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Harrison Ford

Date of birth

13th July, 1942

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.85


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Harrison Ford Movies

Blade Runner 2049 - Announcement  Trailer

Blade Runner 2049 - Announcement Trailer

The official announcement trailer for 'Blade Runner 2049' is finally here and while we still...

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Movie Review

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Movie Review

Appealing both to a new generation of viewers and fans of the series since the...

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens TV Spot Trailer

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens TV Spot Trailer

After the victory of the Rebel Alliance over the Galactic Empire and subsequent demolition of...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

It's been thirty years since the Rebel Alliance; led by the noble Luke Skywalker, the...

Star Wars - Comic Con Featurette Trailer

Star Wars - Comic Con Featurette Trailer

The cast and crew of the hugely anticipated upcoming 'Star Wars' movie 'The Force Awakens'...

Secret Cinema presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Review

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The Age of Adaline Movie Review

The Age of Adaline Movie Review

Like Benjamin Button, this drama plays around with the human lifespan, is slickly produced and...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

30 years ago, the Rebel Alliance struck their killing blow against the Galactic Empire. The...

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Trailer

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Trailer

The Rebel Alliance struck a terrific blow to the Galactic Empire with the destruction of...

Star Wars: A New Hope Trailer

Star Wars: A New Hope Trailer

The galaxy is in turmoil. A Rebel Alliance is rising up against the villainous Galactic...

Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi Trailer

Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi Trailer

The Rebel Alliance has fallen into an incredibly dark time. With the destruction of their...

Star Wars: The Digital Collection Trailer

Star Wars: The Digital Collection Trailer

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The majestic order of honourable,...

Age Of Adaline - International Trailer

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