Harrison Ford Bio


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13 July 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

6' 1"

Mini biography
His father was Irish, his mother Russian-Jewish. He was a lackluster student at Maine Township High School in Des Plaines IL (no athletic
star, never above a C average). After dropping out of Ripon College in Wisconsin, where he did some acting and later summer stock, he
signed a Hollywood contract with Columbia and later Universal. His roles in movies and TV (Ironside, Gunsmoke, The Virginian) remained
secondary and, discouraged, he turned to a career in professional carpentry. He came back big four years later, however, as Bob Falfa
in American Graffiti (1973). Four years after that he hit colossal with the role of Han Solo in Star Wars (1977). Another four years and
Ford was (words fail) Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Still another four years and he received Academy Award and
Golden Globe nominations for his role as John Book in Witness (1985). All he managed four years after that was his third starring success
as Indiana Jones; in fact, many of his earlier successful roles led to sequels as did his more recent portrayal of Jack Ryan in Patriot
Games (1992). Another Golden Globe nomination came his way for the part of Dr. Richard Kimble in Fugitive, The (1993). He is clearly a
well- established Hollywood superstar. He also maintains an 800-acre ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

'Mary Marquardt' (18 June 1964 - 1979) (divorced); 2 children
'Melissa Mathison' (14 March 1983 - 7 November 2000) (separated); 2 children

Air Force One (1997) $22,000,000
What Lies Beneath (2000) $20,000,000
K-19: The Widowmaker (2001) $25,000,000 + 20% of the Gross
Six Days Seven Nights (1998) $20,000,000
Random Hearts (1999) $20,000,000

-(1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#15).
-In his spare time, as a hobby, is also a master craftsman.
-Revealed on the David Letterman show that he has some false teeth; 2 were pulled by a dentist after some others were damaged when he fell on a gun during a stunt for a TV appearance early in his career.
-He provided the whip-cracks on the song "Desperation Samba (Halloween in Tijuana)" for Jimmy Buffett's album "Last Mango in Paris"
Private pilot, single engine fixed wing and helicopter. Owns a Bonanza, Gulfstream IV, DeHavland Beaver, and Bell Longranger
helicopter Regularly flys himself between His New York City and Wyoming homes.
-(1998) Chosen as People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive
-(October 1997) Ranked #1 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
-(1997) Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
-(19 December 1996) Listed as one of 50 people barred from entering Tibet. Disney clashed with Chinese officials over the film Kundun (1997) which Ford's wife wrote.
-Studied at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin.
-His wife, Melissa, wrote the screenplay for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
-Children, with Mathison, Malcolm and Georgia.
-Children, with Marquardt, Willard and Ben.
-His "first broadcast" was during his senior year in high school (1960), when he was literally the first voice heard over the new
radio station, WMTH-FM, located at Maine Township High School in Park Ridge Illinois as they came on the air for the first time.
-Considers Mosquito Coast, The (1986) to be his favorite of all the movies he has made.
-Lives in a white-painted ranch that he built himself in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
-Has a scar on his chin which he got when he tried to "buckle up" while already driving, and lost control of the car.
-He was billed as Harrison J. Ford until 1970 for less confusion between him and a silent-screen actor Harrison Ford (II), he actually has no middle name.
-While in college Ford appeared as Mac the Knife in the musical play, "The Threepenny Opera".
-Has a species of spider named after him
-Brother of Terence Ford
-31 July 2000 - Piloted his helicopter to rescue dehydrated 20 year old hiker Sarah George from Table Mountain near his Jackson Hole, Wyoming ranch.
-Also turned down the romance-action film Proof Of Life (the Russell Crowe role), the summer-blockbuster Perfect Storm (the George Clooney
role), and finally, another summer-blockbuster, the war-epic The Patriot (the Mel Gibson role). Harrison Ford has said The Patriot was
"too violent" for his tastes. Especially considering that many children were killed and who's lives were put in danger throughout
the entire film; Harrison Ford does not like it when children are exploited on film. Harrison Ford also told People Magazine that
another reason why he turned down The Patriot was because he felt the story was too simple, "The Revolutionary War boiled down to one man seeking revenge," he said.
-Replaced Kevin Costner for the lead in Air Force One (1997).

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