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Harrison Ford

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Iconic actor whose unforgettable characters include Han Single from the initial Superstar Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones, and Rick Deckard in the 1982 sci-fi traditional Edge Runner. He gained Golden World Award nominations for his assignments in See, The Mosquito Coastline, The Fugitive and Sabrina. He reached the second-highest rank within the Boy Scouts of America and proved helpful being a counselor for the Reptile Research merit badge at Napowan Experience Bottom Scout Camp. He proved helpful being a carpenter and briefly offered being a stagehand for The Doorways. He was positioned #1 on Empire’s 1997 set of the very best 100 CELEBRITIES ever. His mom was a previous celebrity and his dad was an marketing executive along with a previous actor. He wedded his longtime partner, Calista Flockhart in June 2010 after dating her for eight years. He provides four sons called Liam, Ben, Malcolm and Willard along with a little girl named Georgia. One of is own first roles is at George Lucas’s 1973 film American Graffiti.

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Full Name Harrison Ford
Date Of Birth July 13, 1942
Place Of Birth Chicago, IL
Height 1.85 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Maine East High School, Ripon College
Nationality American
Spouse Calista Flockhart, Melissa Mathison, Mary Marquardt
Children Liam Flockhart, Malcolm Ford, Georgia Ford, Ben Ford, Willard Ford
Parents Christopher Ford, Dorothy Ford
Siblings Terence Ford
Awards AFI Life Achievement Award, Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, Honorary César, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor, American Society of Cinematographers Board of the Governors Award, Bambi - International Film, Young Hollywood Award for Role Model, People's Choice Award for Favorite All-Time Entertainer
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, MTV Movie Award for Best Fight, MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance, People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Icon, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry, People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure, People's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Star In A Drama
Movies Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Blade Runner, Star Wars, The Fugitive, Witness, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Air Force One, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Patriot Games, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Working Girl, Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Mosquito Coast, Presumed Innocent, Apocalypse Now, Clear and Present Danger, What Lies Beneath, Regarding Henry, American Graffiti, Ender's Game, Random Hearts, The Devil's Own, Six Days, Seven Nights, Frantic, K-19: The Widowmaker, Sabrina, The Conversation, Cowboys & Aliens, The Expendables 3, Morning Glory, Hollywood Homicide, The Age of Adaline, Paranoia, Extraordinary Measures, 42, Crossing Over, Blade Runner 2049, The Frisco Kid, Force 10 from Navarone, Hanover Street, A Time for Killing, Zabriskie Point, Star Wars Holiday Special, Journey to Shiloh, Firewall, Getting Straight, Dalai Lama Renaissance, Brüno, Judgment: The Court Martial of Lt. William Calley
TV Shows Star Wars Holiday Special, The Possessed, Guys Choice, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
Star Sign Cancer

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1Initially filmed a cameo role in the film E.T.as Elliott's school headmaster, but the scene was cut.
2Got his role in Star Wars IV after it was turned down by Al Pacino.
3Became the highest grossing actor of all time with the combined gross of Star Wars: The Force Awakens including forty one of his previous films, totaling $4.7 billion.
4He appeared in four films with Michael Sheard: Force 10 from Navarone (1978), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
5He has appeared in seven films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: American Graffiti (1973), The Conversation (1974), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Blade Runner (1982).
6As of 2015, after the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, he has starred in five of the top thirty grossing movies of all time. Adjusted for inflation, he is the highest grossing US domestic box office star in history.
7As of 2016, he has appeared in three films with the "Force" as part of its title along with a number: Force 10 from Navarone (1978), Air Force One (1997) and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)_.
8He has only played three characters in more than one film: Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) and Jack Ryan in Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994).
9He played Jack Ryan in both Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994), making him the only actor to play the role in more than one film. Alec Baldwin played him in The Hunt for Red October (1990), Ben Affleck played him in The Sum of All Fears (2002) and Chris Pine played him in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014).
10He was made a lifetime member of the Shropshire Aero Club in England.
11As of 2014, has appeared in eight films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: American Graffiti (1973), The Conversation (1974), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Witness (1985), Working Girl (1988) and The Fugitive (1993).
12He was a Boy Scout earning the rank of Life Scout. He also served as a member and counselor at the Camp Napowan in central Wisconsin. While he was there, he taught the Reptile and Amphibian Study merit badge.
13Broke his ankle on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) when a door collapsed. Health and Safety were called upon to investigate.
14His portrayal of Branch Rickey in 42 (2013) marked Ford's first film role in which he played a real-life character. But he was considered for Oskar Schindler's role in Schindler's List (1993), turned down Jim Garrison's role in JFK (1991) and was rumored to play V.P. Andrew Johnson in Lincoln (2012).
15Has starred in a film that has grossed at least 100 million dollars at the U.S. box office for five consecutive decades.
16First worked with George Lucas on American Graffiti (1973). This actually almost cost him his iconic roles of Han Solo and Indiana Jones. Lucas originally decided he would not used any of the cast of American Graffiti on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), but changed his mind after asking to Harrison to read for an audition, just so he would have the same number of actors reading for Han as were reading for Luke and Leia. He was later Steven Spielberg's first choice for the role of Indiana Jones, but Lucas initially resisted, saying that, having made two films with him already, he did not want Ford to "become my Robert De Niro", referring to Martin Scorsese's use of him in several films.
17Tested for the role of Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy (1969). However, the then-unknown actor was turned down for the role. Jon Voight was eventually offered the role.
18Stars in four of the American Film Institute's 100 Most Heart-Pounding Movies: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) at #10, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) at #27, The Fugitive (1993) at #33 and Blade Runner (1982) at #74.
19Has appeared on the cover of GQ magazine five times: April 1982, November 1986, June 1994, November 1998 (with George Clooney and Chris Rock) and March 2000 (with Tom Cruise).
20Ford and Calista Flockhart's Santa Fe wedding was presided over by New Mexico's governor Bill Richardson. The modest ceremony was attended by Richardson, his wife Barbara and the newlyweds' adopted son Liam Flockhart.
21Of the famous "friendship circle" of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola, he is the only actor to have worked with all three.
22Lives in Los Angeles, California and Jackson, Wyoming.
23Mentioned in the song "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies.
24Had no formal training as a carpenter. He borrowed books on carpentry from the library, studied them and then practiced in an empty house before he got good enough at this that this became his primary job before becoming a major Hollywood actor. He found he enjoyed carpentry so much that he kept this as a hobby.
25Was offered the role of Garrett Breedlove in Terms of Endearment (1983), which he turned down due to the age difference between himself and Shirley MacLaine. Jack Nicholson was cast instead and went on to win a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance.
26He and his second wife, Melissa Mathison, had two children: Malcolm Ford (Malcolm Carswell Ford) (b. October 3, 1987) and Georgia Ford (b. June 30, 1990).
27He and his first wife, Mary Marquardt, had two children: Ben Ford (Benjamin Ford) (b. September 22, 1967) and Willard Ford (b. May 14, 1969).
28Identified in "Family Guy: Blue Harvest", a Star Wars spoof, as the only actor not to have his career destroyed by featuring in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
29Engaged to Calista Flockhart after reportedly asking her to marry him during Valentine's Day weekend of 2009, after the couple had known each other for eight years.
30Has played three characters named "Jack" in four films: Working Girl (1988), Patriot Games (1992), Clear and Present Danger (1994) and Firewall (2006).
31Starred in five consecutive films (beginning with Apocalypse Now (1979) and ending with Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)) that are on the IMDb Top 250 list. He has eight films on the list overall, tying for second place with Robert De Niro. James Stewart has the most with nine.
32In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Harrison's character refers to a philosophy class taught down the hall by a Dr. Tyree. In real life, Dr. Tyree was Ford's college mentor as a philosophy major at Ripon College.
33Has three grandchildren: Eliel (Willard's son) was born in 1993, Guiliana (Willard's daughter) was born in 1997 and Ethan (Ben's son) was born in 2000.
34Adopted fiancée Calista Flockhart's son Liam Flockhart.
35One of his heroes is George Lucas.
36Attended high school with Hillary Clinton and Karen Black (Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois).
37Close friends and golf partners with former President Bill Clinton.
38On October 6, 2006, he was awarded the Jules Verne Spirit of Nature Award for his work in nature and wildlife preservation. The ceremony took place at the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
39Was very close with and greatly admired River Phoenix.
40During his carpentry days, he also remodeled the bathroom of Judy Evans, a costume designer, who later did the costumes for sitcoms such as Soap (1977), Benson (1979), The Golden Girls (1985), and the dramatic series Beauty and the Beast (1987).
41Named Star of the Year by the National Association of Theatre Owners (1994).
42He owns an Aviat Husky.
43In assembling the 2007 "Final Cut" version of Blade Runner (1982), the scene in which Deckard is speaking with the snake dealer, Abdul Ben Hassan, was digitally altered so that Ford's lip movements matched the altered dialog. Since he was unavailable due to scheduling issues, his son Ben Ford, being about the same age as his father had been when filming the movie, was shot on an effects stage after being made up with his father's chin scar.
44As of May 2007, the combined domestic box office grosses of his films total approximately $3.10 billion, with worldwide grosses approaching the $6 billion mark, making Ford the number 3 all time domestic box-office star behind Eddie Murphy and Tom Hanks.
45Neither of his two most famous roles (Han Solo and Indiana Jones) were offered to him first. Tom Selleck was the first choice to play Indiana Jones and Christopher Walken was the first choice to play Han Solo.
46Has named Gregory Peck and Gary Cooper as his favorite actors. Two of his favorite movies are the anti-McCarthyism western High Noon (1952), for which Cooper won his second Oscar, and the civil rights drama To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), for which Peck won his only Oscar.
47Danish pop duo "Souvenirs" named a song after the actor. The track "Harrison Ford" is on the CD "Villa Danmark" from 1998.
48Cited as America's Favorite Movie Star in Harris Polls conducted over three consecutive years, from 1998-2000.
49A Democrat, he is an opponent of the Iraq war and is very active in environmental issues.
50Joined a talent agency for the first time in his career in 1999, following the box office failure of Random Hearts (1999).
51His mother Dorothy Ford died of lung cancer on February 10, 2004 at age 86.
52His paternal grandfather, John Fitzgerald Ford, was of Irish Catholic ancestry, and his paternal grandmother, Florence Veronica Niehaus, was of both German and Irish ancestry. Harrison's maternal grandparents, Harry Nidelman and Nachama (Annie) Lifshitz, were both Jewish immigrants, from Minsk, now in Belarus, then part of the Russian Empire. When asked what religion he was raised in, Harrison has jokingly replied "Democrat", since he has never been observant of any particular religion.
53At one point, he was Hollywood's best paid actor.
54Sits on the Board of Directors for Conservation International.
55Because of his Blade Runner (1982) popularity, he became a product spokesperson for Japanese electronics in the 1980s.
56In March 2003, "The New York Daily News" cleared up conflicting reports of the actor's stance on Iraq war. The newspaper had said numerous reports found Ford opposing the antiwar letter to President George W. Bush in December 2002 from the celebrity group Artists United to Win Without War. However, speaking through his manager Patricia McQueeney, Ford responded his feelings are "exactly the opposite" of what had been reported. She told the Daily News that Ford was "appalled by the idea" that anyone would think he supports a war with Iraq. "What I'm for is a regime change on both sides," Ford told the Daily News through McQueeney.
57He turned down Kevin Costner's roles in JFK (1991), The Untouchables (1987), Dragonfly (2002), the role of Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October (1990) and The Sum of All Fears (2002), Russell Crowe's role in Proof of Life (2000), Nick Nolte's roles in Cape Fear (1991) and The Thin Red Line (1998), Warren Beatty's role as Dick Tracy (1990), Liam Neeson's role in Schindler's List (1993), Mel Gibson's role in The Patriot (2000), George Clooney's roles in The Perfect Storm (2000) and Syriana (2005), Val Kilmer's role in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), a proposed sequel to The Fugitive (1993), and Tom Skerritt's role in Alien (1979). He was considered for the leads in Jurassic Park (1993), Insomnia (2002) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).
58Presented his Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) co-star Sir Sean Connery with the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, telling him, "John Wayne gave us the Old West. James Stewart gave us our town. You gave us the world." (June 8, 2006).
59His two most famous roles were actually not written "for him". He became attached to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) when he was reading lines with other actors doing their screen tests. When it came time to cast Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), George Lucas was adamant about not casting Ford because he did not want every movie he did to be a "Harrison Ford movie". However, after Tom Selleck backed out, Steven Spielberg suggested Ford again, and Lucas gave in.
60Was offered the role of Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park (1993), which he turned down. The role went to Sam Neill instead.
61His performance as Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones film series is ranked #7 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
62Of all the characters he has played, he frequently cites Indiana Jones as both his favorite and the one he is most proud of.
63Turned down the role of Bob Barnes in Syriana (2005). He later said that this was one of the few choices in his career that he regretted.
64Graduated high school in the same class as Robert Piepho, the Dean of the UMKC School of Pharmacy.
65During his carpenter days, he built a deck for Sally Kellerman.
66Turned down the role of Dr. Curtis McCabe in Vanilla Sky (2001), which went to Kurt Russell.
67He was offered the title role in Schindler's List (1993) but declined, saying that some people would not be able to look past him as a star to see the importance of the film.
68One of his jobs in his early acting days was as a roadie on tour with The Doors.
69Has played two (fictional) United States Presidents. In Air Force One (1997), he plays President James Marshall. In Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994), based on Tom Clancy's series of books, he plays Jack Ryan. Although he did not play the actual President in those films, in Clancy's series Ryan is appointed Vice President and later succeeds to the Oval Office when the President dies.
70He and his Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) co-star Mark Hamill were both considered for the role of the bumbling wizard Schmendrick in the animated film The Last Unicorn (1982).
71Was the subject of a song by folk singer Christine Lavin.
72Carrie Fisher had to stand on a box for most of her scenes with him in the original Star Wars trilogy because she was a foot shorter than him and did not properly fit into the frame.
73Has worked with two leading cast members from the Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - the Hidden Empire (1995) video game. Julie Eccles as Irene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), and Jamison Jones as one of his fellow officers in Hollywood Homicide (2003).
74Tore a ligament in his knee while filming the special shoot trailer for The Fugitive (1993), in which he took the lead role after Alec Baldwin backed out (as had happened with Patriot Games (1992)). During the film's PR campaign, he complained that he had made it through the entire shoot unscathed, only to injure himself shooting a trailer for the movie after production was finished.
75He initially argued against casting Sean Connery as his father in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) because Connery was only 12-years older. He later changed his mind and found he enjoyed working with Connery immensely.
76In 2003, he accepted the Oscar for "Best Director" on behalf of Roman Polanski, who was not present at the awards ceremony, being a fugitive from United States justice since fleeing the country in 1978. Ford personally delivered the Oscar statuette to Polanski a few months after the ceremony. He went to Paris, where Polanski was living at the time, the same location both worked on years earlier in Frantic (1988).
77Has been pursued by two generations of the Fett family of bounty hunters. In Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), he is captured by Boba Fett in the ending of the film. In Six Days Seven Nights (1998) he is pursued by Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett, and his progeny, the stormtroopers, in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).
78Indiana Jones was voted the second greatest screen hero of all time by the American Film Institute, just behind Gregory Peck's Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). Han Solo was ranked at #14.
79While filming Firewall (2006) in Vancouver, British Columbia, he was so impressed with the beauty of Bowen Island that he purchased a $13-million waterfront property upon the request of girlfriend Calista Flockhart.
80Premiere magazine ranked him as #35 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).
81Daughter Georgia attends Wildwood School in Los Angeles, where the children of Demi Moore, Bill Pullman, Bruce Willis, Eddie Murphy, Steven Spielberg and several over music and entertainment personalities attend, and is great friends with Elliot Murphy, son of Eddie.
82Witness (1985) was his first role that broke him away from the science fiction and fantasy genres that made him famous. However, this does still have a connection to his breakthrough role of Han Solo. One of the cast members was Robert Earl Jones, whose son, James Earl Jones, was the voice of Darth Vader. He also worked with Ford in Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994).
83His characters, Han Solo and Indiana Jones respectively, are both brutally tortured in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), the second installments of both trilogies.
84Said one of the things he enjoyed most about making both Witness (1985) and The Mosquito Coast (1986) was getting to apply his real life skills as a carpenter (example: the barn raising scene from Witness (1985)).
85Said in an interview that he felt compelled to do his own stunts for the Indiana Jones trilogy because the film was very "action oriented" and that he felt if he were not in the middle of it, then were really was not much else for him to do.
86When he arrived in England to start filming Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Alec Guinness helped him find an apartment.
87Has appeared alongside four actors from "The Lord of the Rings" series before they appeared in the trilogy: John Rhys-Davies in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981); Viggo Mortensen in Witness (1985); Sean Bean in Patriot Games (1992) and Miranda Otto in What Lies Beneath (2000).
88Was friends with Billy Dee Williams before they appeared together in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Williams had tested for the role of Han Solo in the original film.
89Out of the three leads of the original Star Wars trilogy, he was the only one to appear in all three films without ever signing a contract.
90Once described Han Solo as "The great rapscallion of the universe".
91Was originally brought in by George Lucas to feed lines to other actors auditioning for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) because he wasn't allowed to audition (Lucas wanted new faces for the film). He eventually won Lucas over and the role of Han Solo went to him.
92Said that Blade Runner (1982) was one of the most frustrating films he had ever done, because the actual shoot was very grueling and because of the post-production changes which were meant to (but did not) help the film do better at the box office.
93He was voted the 46th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
94His favorite record is "On the Edge", by his favorite artist, Patrick Rondat.
95Had a role as the school principal in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) who reprimands Elliott about the dangers of alcohol. The scene was cut because director Steven Spielberg felt that Ford's presence would break the flow of the film. The only footage known to exist appeared in The E.T. Storybook released at the same time as the film.
96His character, Han Solo, was ranked number 33 in Comedy Central's "Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses".
97Has been in three films written by Lawrence Kasdan, but never one directed by him. Kasdan wrote Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
98Was offered the role of Mike Stivic on All in the Family (1971), which he turned down, citing the bigotry of Archie Bunker was too offensive.
99Children: with Mary Marquardt, sons Ben Ford (Benjamin) (b. 22-09-1967) and Willard Ford (b. 14-05-1969); with Melissa Mathison, son Malcolm Ford (b. 10-03-1987) and daughter Georgia Ford (b. 30-06-1991).
100During the scene where he is frozen in carbonite in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Carrie Fisher says, "I love you" and Ford was supposed to reply "I love you too", but he suggested changing it to "I know".
101Scared director Steven Spielberg and the crew during Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) when, without warning, he ran out across the rope bridge used in the film's climax to test its safety. Spielberg later quipped "What can I say? Harrison really IS Indiana Jones.".
102At the time, his divorce from Melissa Mathison was the most expensive in the history of Hollywood. Today, this is ranked the fourth.
103Worked as a carpenter in Los Angeles before achieving fame in movies, mainly doing home remodeling work. Had a reputation as one of the best cabinetmakers in the city, and his services were much in demand on Los Angeles' trendy Westside long before he became a movie star.
104Was the second actor to play Tom Clancy's CIA man Jack Ryan (in Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994)) after the first actor, Alec Baldwin backed out after The Hunt for Red October (1990). Ben Affleck is the third to take the role.
105Had surgery on a torn rotator cuff. [October 2003]
106He nearly turned down the role of Henry Turner in Regarding Henry (1991) because the main character was a trial lawyer. He had just played one in Presumed Innocent (1990), and was afraid of being typecast. He took the role when he realized that Henry would only be functioning as a lawyer for the first ten minutes of the film.
107Both his Indiana Jones jacket and fedora hat are on display at the Smithsonian Institution.
108Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California in May 30, 2003.
109He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Ripon College.
110Ranked #8 in Star TV's Top 10 Box Office Stars of the 1990s (2003).
111Recommended River Phoenix for the role of the young Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Ford and Phoenix had previously played father and son in The Mosquito Coast (1986).
112He suffered a back injury while filming Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and underwent an experimental (at the time) disc operation utilizing a papaya enzyme. While he was away Steven Spielberg filmed around him as best he could, including most of the conveyor belt scene, using Vic Armstrong, a British-born stuntman who looked so much like Ford that members of the crew were always confusing the two. Ford resumed doing his own stunts upon his return, and his close-ups were added later into the finished film.
113Has a species of Central American ant (Peidole harrisonfordi) and spider (Calponia Harrisonfordi) named after him in honor of his conservation work.
114His and Kevin Costner's casting choices have crossed paths many times before. Ford turned down the Jack Ryan role in The Hunt for Red October (1990), as did Costner. Ford instead made Presumed Innocent (1990) and Costner made his Oscar-winning Dances with Wolves (1990). The Jack Ryan role went to Alec Baldwin.
115Dragonfly (2002) was written with Ford in mind for the lead role. He turned down to take a year off from making movies, and the role was given to Kevin Costner.
116Honored for his work with the environment, Ford was asked to name a current breed of butterfly. He named this after his daughter, Georgia.
117Credited with "creating" what many believe to be the best scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) because he was suffering from a bout of dysentery at the time of filming: during the scene in Cairo with the swordsman in black, the script called for a much longer fight, but because of his condition, he quietly asked director Steven Spielberg if they could shorten the scene. Spielberg's reply was that the only way it could be done would be if Indy pulled out his gun and "just shot the guy". The rest of the crew, not aware of the change, laughed at this, and it remained in the final cut.
118Turned down the role of Judge Robert Wakefield in the movie Traffic (2000), which went to Michael Douglas.
119Listed in the 2001 Guinness Book of Records as the richest male actor.
120Replaced Kevin Costner in Air Force One (1997) after Kevin had to turn the part down with still being heavily involved in filming_ The Postman (1997)_ and suggested Harrison for the part.
121Turned down the romance-action film Proof of Life (2000) (the Russell Crowe role), the summer-blockbuster The Perfect Storm (2000) (the George Clooney role), and finally, another summer-blockbuster, the war-epic The Patriot (2000) (the Mel Gibson role). Ford has said The Patriot was "too violent" for his tastes, especially considering that many children were killed and endangered throughout the film. He told People magazine that he also turned down the film because he felt the story was too simple: "The Revolutionary War boiled down to one man seeking revenge".
122Piloted his helicopter to rescue dehydrated 20-year-old hiker Sarah George from Table Mountain near his ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on July 31, 2000.
123Older brother of Terence Ford.
124While attending Ripon College, Ford appeared as Mac the Knife in the musical play "The Threepenny Opera".
125He was billed as Harrison J. Ford until 1970 for less confusion between him and silent-screen actor Harrison Ford. He actually has no middle name.
126Has a scar on his chin which he got in 1968 when he tried to "buckle up" while already driving, and lost control of the car. The scar has been explained in two of his films: in the River Phoenix introductory sequence in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), an inexperienced young Indy hits himself in the chin the first time he tries to use the whip; and in Working Girl (1988), he first says that he got the scar in a knife fight, then admits that the true story is that he knocked his chin on a toilet after fainting during an ear-piercing.
127Lives in a white-painted ranch house that he built himself in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
128Considers The Mosquito Coast (1986) to be the favorite of all his movies.
129His ex-wife, Melissa Mathison, wrote the screenplay for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
130Studied at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, but left without obtaining a degree.
131Listed as one of 50 people barred from entering Tibet on December 19, 1996. Disney clashed with Chinese officials over the film Kundun (1997), which Ford's second wife, Melissa Mathison, wrote.
132Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (1997).
133Ranked #1 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
134Chosen as People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive (1998).
135Private pilot, single engine fixed wing and helicopter. Owns a Bonanza, Gulfstream IV, DeHavland Beaver, and Bell 407 helicopter. Destroyed first 407 during simulated "engine-out" practice. Regularly flies himself between New York City and Wyoming homes. Has a loft in Tribeca, New York City.
136He provided the whip-cracks on the song "Desperation Samba (Halloween in Tijuana)" for Jimmy Buffett's album "Last Mango in Paris".
137Revealed on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) that he has some false teeth; two were pulled by a dentist after some others were damaged when he fell on a gun during a stunt for a television appearance early in his career.
138Was a master carpenter before becoming a movie star, a craft he still does as a hobby.
139Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#15) (1995).


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Indiana Jones Project2020announcedIndiana Jones
Blade Runner 20492017post-productionRick Deckard
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens2016Video GameHan Solo (voice)
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens2015Han Solo
The Age of Adaline2015William Jones
Nature Is Speaking2014TV Series shortThe Ocean
The Expendables 32014Drummer
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013Mack Tannen
Ender's Game2013Colonel Graff
Paranoia2013/IJock Goddard
422013Branch Rickey
Cowboys & Aliens2011Woodrow Dolarhyde
Morning Glory2010Mike Pomeroy
Extraordinary Measures2010Dr. Stonehill
Crossing Over2009Max Brogan
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull2008Indiana Jones
Firewall2006Jack Stanfield
Water to Wine2004Video shortJethro the Bus Driver (as Jethro the Bus Driver)
Hollywood Homicide2003Sgt. Joe Gavilan
K-19: The Widowmaker2002Capt. Alexei Vostrikov
What Lies Beneath2000Norman Spencer
Random Hearts1999Dutch Van Den Broeck
Six Days Seven Nights1998Quinn Harris
Air Force One1997President James Marshall
The Devil's Own1997Tom O'Meara
Sabrina1995Linus Larrabee
Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye Ride1995ShortIndiana Jones (voice, uncredited)
Clear and Present Danger1994Jack Ryan
The Fugitive1993Dr. Richard Kimble
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles1993TV SeriesIndiana Jones - age 50
Patriot Games1992Jack Ryan
Regarding Henry1991Henry Turner
Presumed Innocent1990Rozat 'Rusty' Sabich
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade1989Indiana Jones
Working Girl1988Jack Trainer
Frantic1988Dr. Richard Walker
The Mosquito Coast1986Allie Fox
Witness1985John Book
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom1984Indiana Jones
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi1983Han Solo
Blade Runner1982Rick Deckard
Raiders of the Lost Ark1981Indy
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back1980Han Solo
More American Graffiti1979Officer Bob Falfa (uncredited)
The Frisco Kid1979Tommy
Apocalypse Now1979Colonel Lucas
Hanover Street1979David Halloran
The Star Wars Holiday Special1978TV MovieHan Solo
Force 10 from Navarone1978Barnsby
Heroes1977Ken Boyd
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope1977Han Solo
The Possessed1977TV MoviePaul Winjam
Dynasty1976TV MovieMark Blackwood
Judgment: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley1975TV MovieFrank Crowder
Petrocelli1974TV SeriesTom Brannigan
The Conversation1974Martin Stett
Kung Fu1974TV SeriesMr. Harrison
American Graffiti1973Bob Falfa
Gunsmoke1972-1973TV SeriesHobey / Print
Dan August1971TV SeriesHewett
The Intruders1970TV MovieCarl
Getting Straight1970Jake
Zabriskie Point1970Arrested Student (uncredited)
Love, American Style1969TV SeriesRoger Crane (segment "Love and the Former Marriage")
The F.B.I.1969TV SeriesEverett Giles / Glen Reverson
My Friend Tony1969TV Series
Mod Squad1968TV SeriesBeach Patrol Cop
Journey to Shiloh1968Willie Bill Bearden
Ironside1967TV SeriesTom Stowe
The Virginian1966-1967TV SeriesYoung Rancher / Cullen Tindall
A Time for Killing1967Lt Shaffer (as Harrison J. Ford)
Luv1967Irate Motorist (uncredited)
Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round1966Bellhop Pager (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nature Is Speaking2014TV Series short copywriter - 8 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extraordinary Measures2010executive producer
K-19: The Widowmaker2002executive producer

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Feast of Friends1970Documentary cameraman

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series performer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas2005TV Special speaker

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On Set with 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'2012Video documentary special thanks
A Backyard Story2010grateful acknowledgment
Bollywood Hero2009TV Series special thanks - 3 episodes
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings2009Video Game special thanks
Indiana Jones and the Star Test Crusade2008Short special thanks
Indiana Jones 4: Pre-production2008Video short special thanks
Indiana Jones 4: The Return of a Legend2008Video short special thanks
Stephanie Daley2006very special thanks
The Characters of 'Star Wars'2004Video documentary short special thanks
The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of 'Star Wars'2004Video documentary short special thanks
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy2004Video documentary special thanks
The Award Showdown2004Video short this film is dedicated to
Patriot Games: Up Close2002TV Movie special thanks
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories2002TV Special documentary thanks
Derailed: Anatomy of a Train Wreck2001Video documentary short special thanks
Five Aces1999special thanks
The Best of Hollywood1998TV Movie documentary thanks
The Longest Season1996Short the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brüno2009Himself (uncredited)
The Movie Loft2008TV SeriesHimself
Indiana Jones 4: Pre-production2008Video shortHimself
Indiana Jones 4: The Return of a Legend2008Video shortHimself
Production Diary: Making of 'The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'2008Video documentaryHimself
The Crystal Skulls2008Video documentary shortHimself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Eigo de shabera-night2008TV SeriesHimself
Spike Guys Choice2008TV MovieHimself
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres2008TV MovieHimself
The View2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Achter de schermen bij 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'2008TV Short documentaryHimself
Gomorron1997-2008TV SeriesHimself - Om Indiana Jones / Himself / Himself - Filmen Patrioter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2000-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Nova2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
The Immortal Beaver2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
20 heures le journal2008TV SeriesHimself
Fantástico2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Indiana Jones: An Appreciation2008Video shortHimself
Indiana Jones and the Creepy Crawlies2008Video shortHimself
Raiders of the Lost Ark: An Introduction2008Video documentary shortHimself
Temple of Doom: An Introduction2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Last Crusade: An Introduction2008Video documentary shortHimself
Travel with Indiana Jones: Locations2008Video shortHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2008TV SeriesHimself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Movies Rock2007TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner2007Video documentaryHimself
Deck-A-Rep: The True Nature of Rick Deckard2007Video documentary shortHimself
Fashion Forward: Wardrobe and Styling2007Video documentary shortHimself
NRJ 12: Scream Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Scream Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
Dalai Lama Renaissance2007DocumentaryNarrator
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sean Connery2006TV SpecialHimself
Firewall: Decoded2006Video documentary shortHimself / Jack Stanfield
Hollywood Greats2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Continuarà...2006TV SeriesHimself
Caiga quien caiga2006TV SeriesHimself
Corazón de...2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Getaway2006TV SeriesHimself
Sunrise2006TV SeriesHimself
Martha2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Screenplay
The 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards2006TV Special documentaryHimself
Between Two Worlds: The Making of 'Witness'2005Video documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas2005TV SpecialHimself
Star Wars: Feel the Force2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Characters of 'Star Wars'2004Video documentary shortHimself - 'Han Solo'
When Star Wars Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy2004Video documentaryHimself - 'Han Solo'
Tinseltown TV2004TV SeriesHimself
Brits Go to Hollywood2003TV SeriesHimself
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy2003Video documentaryHimself
The Stunts of 'Indiana Jones'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Je suis venu(e) vous dire2003TV Series shortHimself
Macy's 4th of July Spectacular2003TV SpecialHimself
This Is Your Life2003TV Series documentaryHimself
2003 ABC World Stunt Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
2003 MTV Movie Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Young Hollywood Awards2003TV Special documentaryHimself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Director
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Director
The Directors1999-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Patriot Games: Up Close2002TV MovieHimself / Jack Ryan
Exploring the Craft: Make-Up Techniques2002Video shortHimself
K-19: It's in the Details2002Video shortHimself
The Making of 'K-19: The Widowmaker'2002Video documentary shortHimself
Film '721989-2002TV SeriesHimself
Leute heute2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Revealed with Jules Asner2002TV SeriesHimself
Harrison Ford: Just Another Pilot2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Rank2002TV Series documentaryHimself / #19
The Search for Life: Are We Alone?2002Documentary shortNarrator
Clear and Present Danger: Behind the Danger2002Video documentary shortHimself / Jack Ryan
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards2002TV Special documentaryHimself - Winner: Cecil B. DeMille Award
Derailed: Anatomy of a Train Wreck2001Video documentary shortHimself
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome2001TV Special shortHimself (uncredited)
The Concert for New York City2001TV Special documentaryHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies2001TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
On the Run with 'The Fugitive'2001Video shortHimself
Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance2001Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
Flightline: Army Helicopter Pilots of Vietnam2000DocumentaryHimself
Comme au cinéma2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Inside the Actors Studio2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Legends2000TV Series documentaryHimself (2000)
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself
The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favorite Motion Picture Actor
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Harrison Ford2000TV MovieHimself - Honoree
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Motion Picture Drama
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: A Look Inside1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mardy Murie: Arctic Dance1999Documentary voice
People Profiles: Harrison Ford1999TV SpecialHimself
The Stars of 'Star Wars': Interviews from the Cast1999Video documentaryHimself
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story1999Video documentaryHimself
Tonight1999TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Jane Goodall: Reason for Hope1999TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Larry King Live1997-1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Annual Film Society of Lincoln Center Honors Mike Nichols1999TV MovieHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Picture
Celebrity Profile1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Harrison Ford: The Reluctant Hero1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favorite Motion Picture Actor
Tony Bennett Live by Request: An All-Star Tribute1998TV SpecialHimself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'American Graffiti'1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mundo VIP1997-1998TV SeriesHimself
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Magic Hour1998TV SeriesHimself
Mondän!1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ôsama no buranchi1997TV SeriesHimself
Frontline1997TV Series documentaryNarrator
Tæt på troldmanden George Lucas1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Air Force One'1997Video shortHimself
Maury1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg1996TV Special documentaryHimself
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen1996TV Series documentaryQuote Reader
The Walt Disney Company and McDonald's Present the American Teacher Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The World of Jacques Demy1995DocumentaryHimself
One Hundred and One Nights1995Himself
Everyman1995TV Series documentaryNarrator
A Century of Cinema1994DocumentaryHimself
Lista Top 401994TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning1994TV SeriesHimself
Mustang: The Hidden Kingdom1994TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Jimmy Hollywood1994Himself (uncredited)
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Picture
American Masters1993TV Series documentaryHimself
L'envers du décor: Portrait de Pierre Guffroy1992DocumentaryHimself
Earth and the American Dream1992DocumentaryReader (voice)
Filmreview1992TV SeriesHimself
E.T. - Entretenimento Total1991TV SeriesHimself (1991)
Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bains de minuit1988TV SeriesHimself
Aspel & Company1987TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Gran premio internazionale della TV1985TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'1985TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
Return of the Ewok1982Video shortHimself / Han Solo
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself
Blade Runner: On the Set1982Video shortHimself
Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark1981TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
Clapper Board1981TV SeriesHimself
The Risk Business1980TV Series documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1977-1979TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Actor
Revista de cine1977TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Alan Hamel Show1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of 'Star Wars'1977TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dinah!1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Merv Griffin Show1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ok! TV2017TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2011-2017TV SeriesHimself
Star Wars Celebration 20172017TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The American Cinematheque Tribute to Ridley Scott2016TV MovieHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams2016TV MovieHimself
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens: The Story Awakens - The Table Read2016Video documentary shortHimself
The Force Awakens: Force for Change2016Video shortHimself
The Scavenger & the Stormtrooper: A Conversation with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega2016Video documentary shortHimself
Good Morning America1994-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey2016DocumentaryHimself
Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special2016TV MovieHimself
2016 Golden Globe Arrivals Special2016TV SpecialHimself
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Motion Picture-Drama
Extra2003-2015TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2010-2015TV SeriesHimself
Conan2010-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
5 News2015TV SeriesHimself
Unfiltered with Renee Young2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight1993-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Performer / Himself
Rotten Tomatoes2015TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2006-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
American Music Awards 20152015TV SpecialHimself
The British Academy Britannia Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Honoree
A Love Story for the Ages2015Video documentary shortHimself
Living in the Age of Airplanes2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
72nd Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Star Wars: Greatest Moments2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Expendables 3: New Blood - Stacked and Jacked2014Video documentary shortHimself
The Expendables 3: The Total Action Package2014Video shortHimself
The Making of 'The Expendables 3'2014Video documentaryHimself
Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project2014DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Cinema 32008-2014TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2008-2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Years of Living Dangerously2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Dalai Lama Awakening2014DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club and The Wolf of Wall Street
The Making of 'Ender's Game'2014Video documentaryHimself
David Blaine: Real or Magic2013TV MovieHimself
Días de cine1991-2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1995-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Wetten, dass..?2013TV SeriesHimself
The Fugitive: Thrill of the Chase2013Documentary shortHimself
Tavis Smiley2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster2013DocumentaryHimself
11th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Charlie Rose1996-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Morning Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Studio 42 with Bob Costas2013TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Ticket2013TV Series shortHimself
Milius2013DocumentaryHimself
The BAFTA Britannia Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Close Up2012DocumentaryHimself
The Making of the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull2012Video shortHimself
Face to Face with 'Weird Al' Yankovic2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Conversations with Jon Favreau2011VideoHimself
Igniting the Sky: The Making of Cowboys & Aliens2011Video documentary shortHimself
Close Up2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Actor
Episode VI: Crew and Cast Interviews2011Video documentary shortHimself
The Love We Make2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Daybreak2011TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look1999-2011TV Series documentary shortHimself
Guys Choice Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Award Winner
Rencontres de cinéma2011TV SeriesHimself
Janela Indiscreta2011TV SeriesHimself
Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2011TV SeriesHimself
Kinotipp2011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2006-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Frühstücksfernsehen2011TV SeriesHimself
The Role That Changed My Life2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Daily Show2003-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols2010TV MovieHimself
La nuit des Césars2010TV Series documentaryHimself - César d'honneur
Xposé2010TV SeriesHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
The Doctors2010TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hour2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Clip Presenter
Mark at the Movies2010TV SeriesHimself
Brace for Impact: The Chesley B. Sullenberger Story2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Wings Over the Rockies2009Documentary shortHimself
Scream Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2015-2017TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2017TV SeriesHimself
National Endowment for the Arts: United States of Arts2017TV Series documentary shortHimself
The Drunken Peasants2015-2016TV SeriesHan Solo
Live with Kelly and Ryan2016TV SeriesHimself
Star Wars at the BBC2015TV Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Film '722015TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Voice Over Show No.2: Borat's Songs2015VideoHimself
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of2015TV SeriesHimself
Wogan: The Best Of2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Insider2015TV SeriesHimself
Atari: Game Over2014DocumentaryIndiana Jones (uncredited)
Welcome to the Basement2012-2014TV SeriesAllie Fox / Deckard
Edición Especial Coleccionista2013-2014TV SeriesHan Solo / Himself
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Graham Norton Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema di Venezia 1980-19892013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Movie Guide2013TV SeriesJock Goddard
On Set with 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'2012Video documentaryHimself
Prophets of Science Fiction2011-2012TV Series documentaryHan Solo Rick Deckard
Samsung AACTA Awards2012TV SpecialJack Ryan
Love Lust2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Wishful Drinking2010TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
P.O.V.2010TV Series documentaryHimself
20 to 12006-2010TV Series documentaryHan Solo / Himself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Banda sonora2009TV SeriesRick Deckard
Closing: Team Indy2008Video shortHimself
Del corto a Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryIndiana Jones / Himself (uncredited)
Adventures in Post-Production2008Video documentary shortIndiana Jones (uncredited)
A New Chapter: The Story of 'The Force Unleashed'2008Video documentary shortHan Solo
President Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryPresident James Marshall Jack Ryan (uncredited)
Les plages d'Agnès2008DocumentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesHan Solo
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired2008DocumentaryHimself
Blade Runner: Deleted and Alternate Scenes2007Video documentaryRick Deckard
Página 22007TV SeriesRick Deckard
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHimself
On the Lot2007TV Series
Manufacturing Dissent2007DocumentaryHimself - at 75th Annual Academy Awards (uncredited)
MythBusters2005-2006TV Series documentaryIndiana Jones
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy2006Video GameHan Solo (uncredited)
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryIndiana Jones (uncredited)
VH1 News Presents: Hollywood Secrets Revealed - Scenes They Don't Want You to See2006TV ShortHimself
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
El Magacine2005TV SeriesHan Solo
Tvist2005TV SeriesIndiana Jones
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesJack Trainer Han Solo Himself ...
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
Star Wars: Battlefront2004Video GameHan Solo
Celebrities Uncensored2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHimself - #90: Indiana Jones and the Golden Earring
Michael Moore, el gran agitador2004TV Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special2003TV SpecialHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2002TV Series documentaryIndiana Jones
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II - Rogue Leader2001Video GameHan Solo
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryHan Solo Himself Jack Trainer
A Conversation with Director Peter Weir1999Video documentary shortJohn Book
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory1998TV Movie documentary uncredited
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Movie Show1995TV SeriesHimself
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHimself
The Secret World of Spying1992TV MovieJack Ryan
EBN: Commercial Entertainment Product1992Video shortHimself (uncredited)
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialJack Trainer
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialDet. Capt. John Book
Star Wars1983Video GameHan Solo
The Dick Cavett Show1981TV SeriesProf. 'Indiana' Jones from film RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back1980TV Movie documentaryHan Solo

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2016Guinness World RecordGuinness World Record AwardHighest Grossing Actor of All Time
2015Britannia AwardBAFTA/LA Britannia AwardsAlbert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment
2013CinemaCon AwardCinemaCon, USALifetime Achievement Award
2013Lifetime Achievement AwardHollywood Film Awards
2013Peter J. Owens AwardSan Francisco International Film Festival
2013Golden Eye for Lifetime AchievementZurich Film Festival
2012Board of the Governors AwardAmerican Society of Cinematographers, USA
2012Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Foreign ActorCowboys & Aliens (2011)
2011Lifetime Achievement AwardLocarno International Film Festival
2011Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in FilmSanta Barbara International Film Festival
2010Honorary CésarCésar Awards, France
2008Lifetime Achievement AwardPublicists Guild of America
2004Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Foreign ActorHollywood Homicide (2003)
2003Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 30 May 2003. At 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.
2003Taurus Honorary AwardWorld Stunt Awards
2003Role Model AwardYoung Hollywood Awards
2002Cecil B. DeMille AwardGolden Globes, USA
2002Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Fake Accent: MaleK-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - SuspenseWhat Lies Beneath (2000)
2000Life Achievement AwardAmerican Film Institute, USA
2000People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - Comedy/RomanceSix Days Seven Nights (1998)
1999People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite All-Time Movie Star
1998People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1997BambiBambi AwardsFilm - InternationalAir Force One (1997)
1996Lifetime Achievement AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
1996Man of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1995Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - Action, TheatricalClear and Present Danger (1994)
1995Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - Action, On VideoClear and Present Danger (1994)
1994Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - Action, On VideoThe Fugitive (1993)
1994MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoThe Fugitive (1993)· Tommy Lee Jones
1994Special AwardShoWest Convention, USABox Office Star of the Century
1985KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorWitness (1985)
1984Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actor (Schauspieler)
1984Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActorIndiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
1982Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorRaiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1981Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActorRaiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016All Def Movie AwardAll Def Movie AwardsMost Helpful White Person42 (2013)
2015ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)· Daisy Ridley
· John Boyega
· Carrie Fisher
· Peter Mayhew
· Anthony Daniels
· Mark Hamill
· Lupita Nyong'o
· Adam Driver
· Andy Serkis
· Oscar Isaac
· Domhnall Gleeson
· Gwendoline Christie
· Max von Sydow
2015Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsFavorite Celebrity of the Year
2014Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorEnder's Game (2013)
2013SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest Supporting Actor42 (2013)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role42 (2013)
2013SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting Actor42 (2013)
2012Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorCowboys & Aliens (2011)
2012Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActorCowboys & Aliens (2011)
2012People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie Icon
2011Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Science Fiction ActorCowboys & Aliens (2011)
2009Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Grownup Love StoryIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)· Karen Allen
2009Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
2009People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Movie Star
2009People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite On-Screen Match-UpIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)· Shia LaBeouf
2008National Movie AwardNational Movie Awards, UKBest Performance - MaleIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
2008Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Science Fiction ActorIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
2008Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: Action AdventureIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - VideoAir Force One (1997)
1998Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - Action/AdventureAir Force One (1997)
1998MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightAir Force One (1997)· Gary Oldman
1996Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalSabrina (1995)
1994Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Fugitive (1993)
1994MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Male PerformanceThe Fugitive (1993)
1991Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorIndiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Mosquito Coast (1986)
1986OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleWitness (1985)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaWitness (1985)
1986BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorWitness (1985)
1985Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorIndiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
1983People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1982Sour AppleGolden Apple Awards
1982People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1981People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1980People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1979Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleThe Frisco Kid (1979)· Gene Wilder
1978Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorStar Wars (1977)

TitleSalary
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)$25,000,000 + 0.5% of gross
Firewall (2006)$15,000,000
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)$25,000,000 + 20% of the Gross
What Lies Beneath (2000)$20,000,000
Random Hearts (1999)$20,000,000
Six Days Seven Nights (1998)$20,000,000
Air Force One (1997)$22,000,000
The Devil's Own (1997)$20,000,000
Clear and Present Danger (1994)$10,000,000
Patriot Games (1992)$9,000,000
Presumed Innocent (1990)$12,500,000
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)$500,000
Star Wars (1977)$1,000 /per week
American Graffiti (1973)$500 /week
A Time for Killing (1967)$150 /week
Luv (1967)$150 /week
Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966)$150

#Quote
1(On Carrie Fisher) "Carrie was one-of-a-kind...brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life bravely."
2[on The Fugitive (1993)] As sometimes happens, we started without a complete script. We were still working on the script while we were shooting. We were to some extent making it up as we went along. The work experience to me was very gratifying because no matter what the difficult conditions were, I felt we overcame them, usually at the last moment. It's often the most difficult circumstances that produce some of the best movies.
3I find it impossible to compare directors to each other. With each of them that I've had the opportunity to work with, it was made in the context of a piece of material which makes each experience unique.
4[on never winning an Oscar] I think I'll be alright.
5[After Donald Trump announced that he admired the way Ford stood up for America in Air Force One (1997)] Donald, it was a movie! In real life it's not actually like that.
6[2010 interview, on Working Girl (1988)] I haven't seen it for a long time but I assume it's a good movie. It sure was fun to make.
7[on Witness (1985)] Making the movie was a wonderful experience, fast and fluid - great fun. John Seale, the brilliant cinematographer, also made an enormous contribution to the film. We were blessed with so many talented people working together, but it's a Peter Weir film through and through.
8[on his pierced left ear] I don't think in and of themselves earrings are sexy. If I did, I'd have six of them.
9I'm not crazy about interviews. But I don't hate them. I have an aversion to celebrity. I have an argument with the place that celebrity has in this country and in this culture. There's just too much celebrity babble out there... I'm in a service occupation. It's like being a waiter or a gas station attendant. The guy in the restaurant is waiting on six people. I'm waiting on six million.
10[lamenting earlier times in his career] People still went to movies in those days. People went to movie theaters. It was a community experience, and that was part of the fun. Now people see a movie on their iPad, alone, with interruptions for snacks.
11[on the 1985 novel "Ender's Game"] It's a really interesting book. It's required reading in some of the military academies here in the United States because of some of the things it says about military responsibility, command responsibility, aspects of leadership. And it was incredibly prescient. Some of the things it talks about, predicted about future war, are absolutely happening right before our eyes. We haven't had an alien invasion, but we have evolved the capacity to practice warfare at a distance.
12For a variety of reasons - which are more entertainingly conveyed in the film [Ender's Game (2013)] than I can describe here - young people are very appropriate for the kind of warfare being practiced in the future. They have to be transformed from children into warriors.
13[on Ender's Game (2013)] None of Mr Card's [Orson Scott Card] concerns regarding the issue of gay marriage are part of the thematics of this film... I think his views outside of those that we deal with in this film are not an issue for me to deal with. I have really no opinion on that issue. I am aware of his statements admitting that the question of gay marriage is a battle that he lost. He admits that he lost it. I think we all know that we've all won, that humanity has won, and I think that's the end of the story.
14[on Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)] When I read the script I thought, "Man, this is the best thing I've seen - ever."
15I knew there was a difference in how the business saw leading men and character actors, though I never really thought there was a difference. Still, I don't think people knew what to make of me. It wasn't until Witness (1985) that people started considering me a leading man.
16[2013] At this point, I'm not thinking I can play the leading man in many of the popular films we see today.
17I used to think how great it would be to make a living as an actor, to not have to do something else. But I never thought I'd get to do the breadth of movies I got to do. I was thinking, 'maybe I'll get some parts in television shows.'
18When I started my career, I thought I would be a character actor. I never thought I had a chance at leading man roles. I thought that was for good-looking guys with talent.
19(2010) There's nothing better than seeing a herd of elk right outside the window of my house in Wyoming. My land gives me an opportunity to be close to nature, and I find spiritual solace in nature, contemplating our species in the context of the natural world. The property is much the same as it was 150 years ago. It's in the mountains and had never been developed when I bought it. Apart from the home and outbuildings, I've kept it pretty much in that state. I know that the property will be there for as long as I live and well after that in the hands of my children.
20(2010) I'm so passionate about flying I often fly up the coast for a cheeseburger. Flying is like good music: it elevates the spirit and it's an exhilarating freedom. It's not a thrill thing or an adrenaline rush; it's engaging in a process that takes focus and commitment. I love the machines, I love the aviation community. I used to own airplanes and have pilots flying them for me, but I finally realized they were having more fun than I was. They were getting to play with my toys. I was 52 when I started flying - I'd been an actor for 25 years and I wanted to learn something new. Acting was my only identity. Learning to fly was a lot of work, but the net result was a sense of freedom and a pleasure in seeing to the safety of myself and the people who fly with me. All of my planes are great to fly, and that's why I've got so many of them. I have a Citation Sovereign, a long-range jet; a Grand Caravan, a turboprop aircraft capable of operating on unimproved strips; and a De Havilland, a bush plane. I have a 1929 Waco Taperwing open-top biplane; a 1942 PT-22 open-top monoplane trainer; an Aviat Husky, a two-seat fabric-covered bush plane; and a Bell 407 helicopter. I also have more than my fair share of motorbikes - eight or nine. I have four or five BMWs, a couple of Harleys, a couple of Hondas and a Triumph; plus I have sports touring bikes. I'm a single rider, and I love being out in the air. I like the focus that comes when you're riding - you really have to be very keyed into what you're doing. I ride up into the mountains in LA on twisty little canyon roads on Sunday mornings with a group of other enthusiasts.
21(2010, on fame) There's nothing good about being famous. You always think, 'If I'm successful, then I'll have opportunities.' You never figure the cost of fame will be a total loss of privacy. That's incalculable. What a burden that is for anybody. It was unanticipated and I've never enjoyed it. You can get the table you want in a restaurant. It gets you doctor's appointments. But what's that worth? Nothing. The real coin of the realm is freedom - to make choices, do the projects that you want to do and have some control over the stories and the way a film is released and sold.
22(2010, on acting in film) I'm in it for the money. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. This is my job. Acting is my craft, I've spent my whole life working on it and I want to get paid well to do it, because otherwise I'm being irresponsible, not valuing what I do for a living. When I came into this business I didn't even know the names of the movie studios - I was under contract to a studio for $150 a week. One thing I learned is that the studios had no respect for a person who was willing to work for them for that amount. So I realized that the value I put on my own work was the value and respect I would get back.
23[on acting and accessing emotions] You have to be willing to *live* in front of people. Live in front of people. Let them see the good, the bad, the ugly, the weak, the strong, the conflicted, the terrible... One of the things about acting that gives me the greatest satisfaction is the opportunity for that emotional exercise. That investment to the point where it produces true emotion.
24[on Sabrina (1995)] Somehow Sydney Pollack and I talked ourselves into working on that. Sydney's gone now. I miss him. We both lived long enough to regret it. There is no reason to do something that's already been done. But happily we launched the careers of Greg Kinnear and Julia Ormond, who is wonderful in the movie. She's gone on to have a good career. It was a noble effort, a bizarre adventure for both of us.
25[on Steven Spielberg] It's hard to say why someone is successful or not successful, but Steven has all of the mental capacities and the film chops to make successful movies. I think he understands human emotion very well and he understands dramatic construction and he understands cinema. And if he chooses to do a popular film, it will likely be very successful. If he chooses to do something with a different kind of ambition, then Steven is secure enough I think to let the chips fall where they may.
26I make a character out of those things that allow him to tell the story. I'm not an actor who will say, "Well, my character would never do that." If the story requires it, then I'll find a way of accommodating that in character. For me, it's not about performance. It's about storytelling. Once I get a clear idea of what I want to accomplish, then acting is just dressing up and playing.
27[on what he looks for in a film] I look for those things that I can have an emotional investment in. I disadvantage myself by thinking, "Oh, this is what I'm looking for, this is what I like." I don't know what I like. I like what I like... being an assistant storyteller, helping create characters that bring a story dramatic shape and dimension.
28[on acting] - I love it. I don't feel as useful any place as I do on a movie set. I'm very surprised and delighted at the luck I've had. I've been enormously lucky. I've had a long run. And now I have a chance to play old guys.
29[on George Lucas] A fountain from which my career sprang, more or less.
30[on fatherhood]: My first child was born when I was 25. Babies raising babies is not a pretty sight. I'm much better at it now.
31[on The Mosquito Coast (1986)] That's a movie I like very much. It gave me an opportunity to turn people's perception of me on its head.
32I'm old enough to play my own father in this one. Sean's only twelve years older than I am. In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) I had to play so much younger than I am in order to make it work for him. It was really a strain.
33If people recognize me when I'm out in public, I'm very nice to them. I'm very nice to people even when they don't recognize me. I don't even mind if people come up to me while I'm eating dinner, but if they recognize me while I'm having sex, I refuse to sign autographs.
34Los Angeles is where you have to be if you want to be an actor. You have no choice. You go there or New York. I flipped a coin about it. It came up New York, so I flipped again. When you're starting out to be an actor, who wants to go where it's cold and miserable and be poor there?
35[on Inside the Actors Studio (1994)] As a man I've always felt Irish, as an actor I've always felt Jewish.
36[on registering as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War] I confused them so badly that they never took action on my petition. My conscientious objection wasn't based on a history of religious affiliation, which made it difficult at the time. I went back to my philosophy training from college. I remembered Paul Tillich's phrase, "If you have trouble with the word God, take whatever is central or most meaningful to your life and call that God." I always had trouble with the notion of God in a stand-up form. So I developed a thesis and took the Biblical injunction to love thy neighbor as thyself as the central and most meaningful thing in my life. I combined it all and typed for days and sent it off and never heard a word. Never got called in.
37Identification solely with Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) could have been the beginning and the end, with no middle, to my career.
38[1979, on Han Solo] He's not a cardboard character to me at all. He's as real as anything else. I never thought of the character as having only two dimensions until the critics said so. And they're wrong. The third dimension is me.
39I don't want to be a movie star. I want to be in movies that are stars.
40I grew up in the Midwest. You don't ask what a person's religion is, you don't ask what their politics are, you don't ask how much money they make and I pretty much still have that attitude about it. It's none of anybody's business and I don't advantage anyone by telling them what my personal politics are. The arguments are much too subtle to be entered in that way, to my mind. There are things that I think are happening in the world that are egregious mistakes but I'm only operating out of my own box and I don't have any expertise. I'm a voter... I have one vote, that's all I should have.
41I had a very strong feeling about the Vietnam War, and I had a strong feeling about participating in it. The military draft was in place, I was summoned for a physical exam, and I was either going to be classified as fit for military service or make my objection to it. So I made my objection to it.
42I saw a bit of director Stephen Gaghan's movie Syriana (2005), and I wish I'd played the part that was offered to me - [George Clooney]'s part. I didn't feel strongly enough about the truth of the material and I think I made a mistake. I think the film underwent some changes, and I think a lot of it is very truthful: the things that I thought weren't, were obviated after I left the table.
43Before, I was grateful for a job, almost any job. Now, I'm apprehensive but I know I have other options, and when I ask for the money, they pay it. It's that simple.
44It's very little trouble for me to accommodate my fans, unless I'm actually taking a pee at the time.
45I am a kinder, gentler Harrison Ford than I once was.
46[on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)] I understood the impact of those movies because I had young children who watched them religiously. I saw the Star Wars films so often in my house that I ended up knowing all of the other actors' lines.
47My approach to acting is the "let's pretend" school of acting. If real emotion is available, use it, otherwise I follow what I think is an AA rule: "Fake it 'til you make it". Emotions are an interesting language. Sometime they sneak up on you when you're not expecting, when you are available to it.
48What does that mean [when a director says] "Ttrust me"? Does that mean I should obviate all of my experience? Should I replace a certain knowledge with belief? Where does that get you? I have had experience in my life. I am 63 years old. Why should I be trusting a director?
49I'm very disturbed about the direction American foreign policy is going. I think something needs to be done to help alleviate the conditions which have created a disenfranchised and angry faction in the Middle East. I don't think military intervention is the correct solution. I regret what we as a country have done so far.
50I'm very troubled by the proliferation of arms, at the fact so many people in the United States carry guns. It obviously contributes greatly to the crime problems we have. I'm sure gun laws should be strengthened in the United States. I just don't know the correct mechanism.
51I think American films right now are suffering from an excess of scale. Lots of movies we're seeing now are more akin to video games than stories about human life and relationships. Twelve- to 20-year-olds are maybe the largest economic force in the US movie business. I'm not a very nostalgic person - but I enjoy a good story.
52I am not the first man who wanted to make changes in his life at 60 and I won't be the last. It is just that others can do it with anonymity. I was interested in changing my life. I have always had the ability to change and become other people through my acting. I took a good look at myself and decided I wanted something different from the way I was living. That's not such a bad thing, is it? But, because of my past, I think it took a lot of people by surprise. They wondered what was happening to me. I was very much aware of what was happening. I'm living the way I want to live.
53[on George Lucas] I think George likes people. I think George is a kind, warm-hearted person, but he can be a little impatient with the nature of acting, the need to work 'til you find something. He's like "It's right there, it's right there, I wrote it, it's there, just do it." But you can't just do it that easily.
54[asked if he believes in "The Force"] I think The Force is in you. Force yourself.
55[on the appeal of Indiana Jones] Indiana Jones is always getting in way over his head and just barely getting out by the skin of his teeth.
56Whoever had the bright idea of putting Indiana Jones in a leather jacket and a fedora in the jungle ought to be dragged into the street and shot.
57Starring in a science-fiction film doesn't mean you have to act science fiction.
58[on Blade Runner (1982)] It could have been so much more than a cult movie.
59[on how Indiana Jones and Han Solo differed] Different clothes, different character. That's how I feel about it.
60I had no expectation of the level of adulation that would come my way. I just wanted to make a living with a regular role in a television series.
61[after his first screen test] The studio guy told me, "Kid, you have no future in this business." I said, "Why?" He said, "When Tony Curtis first walked onscreen carrying a bag of groceries -- a bag of groceries! -- you took one look at him and said, 'THAT'S a movie star!'" I said, "Weren't you supposed to say, 'That's a grocery delivery boy?'".
62[asked if he would ever play Han Solo again] No, because I have outgrown that character.
63[asked if he would ever play Indiana Jones again] In a New York minute.
64[People magazine, 6/23/03] There have been times in my life when I have felt I was lonely, but I don't think you want to live your life in order to mitigate against loneliness.
65[on what made him choose acting as a profession] Failure in all other fields.
66[on the early days of his career] I started by chasing a Folger's commercial. But I just somehow couldn't manage to say, "Honey, that's a great cup of coffee.".
67[acknowledging that George Lucas and Steven Spielberg originally wanted another actor to play Indiana Jones] My playing Indy was mentioned to me about only six weeks before shooting started, but being second choice wasn't at all offensive. I would always assume that it would be normal for a director - once having worked with an actor in a particular part - not to think of him for something else. I'd presume that he'd want to accentuate the difference between the two characters by having another actor. I was more than happy when they did ask me to play Indiana Jones, because it promised to be a terrific role in a great film.
68[1997, after the Star Wars trilogy was reissued, explaining his disinterest in repeating the role of Han Solo] Once a film is finished, it's over for me. I'm on to something else.
69The loss of anonymity is something that nobody can prepare you for. When it happened, I recognized that I'd lost one of the most valuable things in life. To this day, I'm not all that happy about it.
70I think I did have a reputation for being grumpy. I don't think I'm grumpy. I have opinions. I have an independent vision. I am a purposeful person. But on a daily basis, I think I'm other than grumpy. I think it is a case where I am coming to do business and not there just to be flattered and cajoled and used.
71You know you are getting old when all the names in your black book have "MD" after them.
72[when asked, "If heaven exists, what would you want God to say to you at the pearly gates"?] You're a lot better looking in person.
73I don't think I've mastered anything. I'm still wrestling with the same frustrations, the same issues, the same problems as I always did. That's what life is like.
74I don't do stunts - I do running, jumping and falling down. After 25 years, I know exactly what I'm doing.
75[on his marriage to Melissa Mathison] It was just part of the continuum of the relationship... I don't know if I ever proposed to her.
76[on playing Indiana Jones again in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)] No one wants to see a hero have to pick up his cane to hit someone, but I'm still quite fit enough to fake it.
77I used to shake my head, as in "No, I just look like him." But that's not fair. So I said to those little old ladies at Trenton Airport, "Yes, I am Harrison Ford." And they still didn't believe it was me.
78[on being a leading man] I'm like a fireman. When I go out on a call, I want to put out a big fire, I don't want to put out a fire in a dumpster.
79[to theater owners in Las Vegas] I'll make you a deal. I'll try to keep making films that put people in your theatre seats and you try to keep their shoes from sticking to the floor.
80It's a little-known fact, but I wanted Han Solo to die at the end of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). I thought it would give more weight and resonance. But George Lucas wasn't sympathetic. He didn't want me killed by those teddy bear guys.

#Trademark
1Many of his films feature a scene of him pointing his finger in someone's face.
2Performs many of his own stunts.
3Has a scar on his chin and a pierced left ear
4Sarcastic, world weary sense of humor
5Often works with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas
6Known for playing unwilling but quick-witted heroes who can think on their feet
7Best known for his iconic roles as Han Solo and Indiana Jones
8Deep, soft, soothing voice
9Quiet but charming personality
10Known to take a lot of hits and endure a lot of pain in his action films
11Frequently plays characters who use their intelligence rather than physical strength

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