Harrison Ford
American actor
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford is an American film actor and producer. He is famous for his performances as Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series. Ford is also known for his roles as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner, John Book in Witness and Jack Ryan in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.
Biography
Harrison Ford's personal information overview.
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Harrison Ford called himself a 'schmuck' after plane mishap
CNN - 5 days
Actor Harrison Ford described himself as a "schmuck" after he mistakenly landed his small plane on a taxiway at a Southern California airport last month.
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Harrison Ford says he was concerned about turbulence from a nearby airliner when he landed on airport taxiway
LATimes - 6 days
Actor Harrison Ford was concerned about turbulence from a nearby airliner when he narrowly missed a passenger jet preparing for takeoff and landed on a taxiway last month at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, according to air traffic control recordings released Friday. “I’m the schmuck who landed...
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Harrison Ford called himself a 'schmuck' after plane incident
Reuters.com - 6 days
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harrison Ford is heard calling himself a "schmuck" in an audio recording released on Friday of his exchange with an air traffic controller following a February incident in which the actor landed his private plane on a taxiway instead of a runway.
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Carrie Fisher's Last-Ever 'Star Wars' Scenes Are Staying Just As They Are
Huffington Post - 7 days
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These Celebrity Baby Names Might Be Everywhere Soon
Huffington Post - 9 days
We know that celebrity baby names can impact the popularity charts for years to come. Way before Emily Blunt welcomed baby Hazel, its choice by Julia Roberts pushed it an astonishing 600 places up the U.S. popularity chart.  Heather Locklear and Reese Witherspoon were moms to early Avas, which turned that old Hollywood Glamour name into a modern star. And Kevin Costner and Harrison Ford were both dads to sons named Liam more than a decade before it reached the U.S. Top 10 list. So which star choices of the past year are most likely to inspire the baby names the rest of us choose? First, the influential celebrity baby girl names: Arrow Rhodes ― Jensen and Danneel Ackles blur the line between babies and superheroes. This year, daughter Justice Jay was joined by twins Zeppelin Bram, a boy, and Arrow Rhodes, a girl. Arrow fits with meaningful names like Journey, and proves that dramatic word names can have more appeal. After all, arrows find their targets, making this a mode ...
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Footage Emerges of Harrison Ford's Aviation Near Miss
Wall Street Journal - about 1 month
Footage has emerged of actor Harrison Ford narrowly avoiding a taxiing airliner as he came in to land a plane at a Southern California airport last week.
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Harrison Ford's close call in another airplane mishap was unusual and troubling, experts say
LATimes - about 1 month
Harrison Ford’s close call at John Wayne Airport on Monday — in which he mistakenly landed on a taxiway as an American Airlines jet was preparing for takeoff — could have ended in disaster, aviation experts said, adding that the actor is likely to face some type of disciplinary action. Air traffic...
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Harrison Ford Under Investigation After Close Call With Passenger Plane
Huffington Post - about 1 month
The Federal Aviation Administration is reportedly investigating an incident involving Harrison Ford after the actor, a vintage plane enthusiast, reportedly had a close call with a passenger plane at a Southern California airport Monday. According to NBC News, the 74-year-old actor was piloting a private plane when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway after flying over a passenger aircraft that was stopped in front of a runway and was carrying 110 passengers and six crew members at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. Taxiways are used by aircrafts to get to and from the runway. They look similar to runways but are not as wide, according to the FAA website. Planes landing on taxiways are in violation of FAA safety rules, the Orange County Register reports. “Air traffic controllers cleared the pilot of a single-engine Aviat Husky to land on Runway 20L” on Monday afternoon, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor told the Los Angeles Times. “The pilot correctly read back the clearance. The pilot ...
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WATCH: FAA investigates Harrison Ford over piloting error
ABC News - about 1 month
The actor's plane came dangerously close to a 737 passenger jet as he landed.
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Report: Harrison Ford has jet run-in at California airport
Fox News - about 1 month
Actor Harrison Ford had a potentially serious run-in with an airliner at a Southern California airport, NBC-TV reported Tuesday.
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Harrison Ford on Carrie Fisher: 'She lived her life bravely' - Los Angeles Times
Google News - 3 months
Los Angeles Times Harrison Ford on Carrie Fisher: 'She lived her life bravely' Los Angeles Times Actress and writer Carrie Fisher, who rose to prominence for portraying Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" franchise, died Dec. 27 at age 60 . "Star Wars" costar Harrison Ford responded to the news with the following: Carrie was one-of-a-kind ... In Honor of Carrie Fisher's Star Wars Legacy, Watch Her Audition for Princess LeiaE! Online Carrie Fisher, a Princess, a Rebel and a Brave Comic VoiceNew York Times What Carrie Fisher and George Michael taught me about men, women and sexualityCNN Vanity Fair -PEOPLE.com -Slate Magazine (blog) -RollingStone.com all 2,698 news articles »
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Harrison Ford
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 73
    On July 28, 2016, Ford flew the two millionth Young Eagle at the EAA AirVenture convention.
    More Details Hide Details As of 2009, Ford appears in internet advertisements for General Aviation Serves America, a campaign by the advocacy group Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). He has also appeared in several independent aviation documentaries, including Wings Over the Rockies (2009), Flying The Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project (2014), and Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015). Ford is an honorary board member of the humanitarian aviation organization Wings of Hope.
    On March 15, 2016 Walt Disney Studios announced that Ford will appear in a fifth film due for release in July 2019.
    More Details Hide Details Ford has been in other films, including Heroes (1977), Force 10 from Navarone (1978), and Hanover Street (1979). Ford also co-starred alongside Gene Wilder in the buddy-Western The Frisco Kid (1979), playing a bank robber with a heart of gold. He then starred as Rick Deckard in Ridley Scott's cult sci-fi classic Blade Runner (1982), and in a number of dramatic-action films: Peter Weir's Witness (1985) and The Mosquito Coast (1986), and Roman Polanski's Frantic (1988). The 1990s brought Ford the role of Jack Ryan in Tom Clancy's Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994), as well as leading roles in Alan Pakula's Presumed Innocent (1990) and The Devil's Own (1997), Andrew Davis' The Fugitive (1993), Sydney Pollack's remake of Sabrina (1995), and Wolfgang Petersen's Air Force One (1997). Ford also played straight dramatic roles, including an adulterous husband in both Presumed Innocent (1990) and What Lies Beneath (2000), and a recovering amnesiac in Mike Nichols' Regarding Henry (1991).
    In February 2016, when the cast for Episode VIII was confirmed, it has indicated that Ford won't reprise his role in the film.
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    As of 2016, the U.S. domestic box-office grosses of Ford's films total over US$4.7 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $6 billion, making Ford the highest-grossing U.S. domestic box-office star.
    More Details Hide Details Ford is married to actress Calista Flockhart, who is known for playing the title role in the comedy-drama series Ally McBeal. Ford was born at the Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, to Christopher Ford (born John William Ford; 1906-1999), an advertising executive and former actor, and Dorothy (née Nidelman; 1917-2004), a former radio actress. A younger brother, Terence, was born in 1945. Ford's paternal grandparents, John Fitzgerald Ford and Florence Veronica Niehaus, were of Irish Catholic and German descent, respectively. Ford's maternal grandparents, Harry Nidelman and Anna Lifschutz, were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus (at that time a part of the Russian Empire). When asked in which religion he and his brother were raised, Ford has jokingly responded, "Democrat," "to be liberals of every stripe". In a television interview shown in August 2000, when asked about what influence his Irish Catholic and Russian Jewish ancestry may have had on his life as a person and as an artist, Ford humorously stated, "As a man I've always felt Irish, as an actor I've always felt Jewish."
  • 2015
    Age 72
    On March 5, 2015, Ford's plane, believed to be a Ryan PT-22 Recruit, made an emergency landing on the Penmar Golf Course in Venice, California.
    More Details Hide Details Ford had radioed in to report that the plane had suffered engine failure. He was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he was reported to be in fair to moderate condition. Ford suffered a broken pelvis and broken ankle during the accident, as well as other injuries. Ford is vice-chair of Conservation International an American nonprofit environmental organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. The organization's intent is to protect nature. The institution tries to combine the services or benefits of science, field work, and partnership to find global solutions to global problems. Three ways CI goes about solving nature-related problems are: 1) identifying and moving to protect locations that are crucial, such as those affecting water, food, and air; 2) working with large companies that are involved in energy and agriculture, to ensure the environment is being protected; and 3) working with governments to ensure they have the knowledge and the proper tools to construct policies that are environmentally friendly.
    On February 26, 2015, Alcon Entertainment announced Ford would reprise his role as Rick Deckard in the sequel to Blade Runner.
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    However, in an interview in 2015, Ford admitted that "he was wrong" to want his character killed off.
    More Details Hide Details Ford reprised the role of Han Solo in the sequel Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). During filming on June 11, 2014, Ford suffered what is said to be a fractured ankle, when a hydraulic door fell on him. He was rushed to the hospital for treatment. Ford's son Ben released details on his father's injury, saying that his ankle would likely need a plate and screws, and that filming could be altered slightly with the crew needing to shoot Ford from the waist up for a short time until he recovers. Ford made his return to filming in mid-August, after a two-month layoff as he recovered from his injury. Ford's character was killed off in The Force Awakens; however, it was subsequently announced, via a casting call, that Ford would return in some capacity as Han Solo in Episode VIII.
  • 2014
    Age 71
    On June 11, 2014, Ford injured his ankle during filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
    More Details Hide Details He was airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England. Ford's wife soon traveled from the U.S. to be at his hospital bedside, as it was feared that injuries sustained on the set could be worse than previously thought. Doctors suspected that his ankle might have been broken and he might have received a pelvic injury. Producers stated that filming would continue as planned. Ford is a private pilot of both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, and owns an ranch in Jackson, Wyoming, approximately half of which he has donated as a nature reserve. On several occasions, Ford has personally provided emergency helicopter services at the request of local authorities, in one instance rescuing a hiker overcome by dehydration. Ford began flight training in the 1960s at Wild Rose Idlewild Airport in Wild Rose, Wisconsin, flying in a Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer, but at $15 an hour, he could not afford to continue the training. In the mid-1990s, he bought a used Gulfstream II and asked one of his pilots, Terry Bender, to give him flying lessons. They started flying a Cessna 182 out of Jackson, Wyoming, later switching to Teterboro, New Jersey, flying a Cessna 206, the aircraft he soloed in.
  • 2013
    Age 70
    In 2013, Ford co-starred in the corporate espionage thriller Paranoia, with Liam Hemsworth and Gary Oldman, and directed by Robert Luketic, as well as Ender's Game, 42, and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
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  • 2011
    Age 68
    In 2011, Ford starred in Japanese commercials advertising the video game Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception for the PlayStation 3.
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    In July 2011, Ford starred alongside Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde in the science fiction Western film Cowboys & Aliens.
    More Details Hide Details To promote the film, Ford appeared at the San Diego Comic-Con International and, apparently surprised by the warm welcome, told the audience, "I just wanted to make a living as an actor. I didn't know about this."
  • 2010
    Age 67
    They married on June 15, 2010, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Ford was filming Cowboys & Aliens.
    More Details Hide Details Ford has three grandchildren: Eliel (born 1993), Ethan (born 2000) and Waylon (2010). Son Benjamin, a chef and restaurateur, owns Ford's Filling Station, a gastropub at The Marriott, L.A. Live, Los Angeles. Son Willard is the owner of Strong Sports Gym, and was co-owner of Ford & Ching and owner of the Ludwig Clothing company. In June 1983, at age 40, during the filming of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in London, he herniated a disc in his back, forcing him to fly back to Los Angeles for an operation. He returned six weeks later.
    Also in 2010, he co-starred in the film Morning Glory, along with Patrick Wilson, Rachel McAdams, and Diane Keaton.
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  • 2009
    Age 66
    Ford filmed the medical drama Extraordinary Measures in 2009 in Portland, Oregon.
    More Details Hide Details Released January 22, 2010, the film also starred Brendan Fraser and Alan Ruck.
  • 2008
    Age 65
    In 2008, Ford enjoyed success with the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, another Lucas/Spielberg collaboration.
    More Details Hide Details The film received generally positive reviews and was the second highest-grossing film worldwide in 2008. He later said he would like to star in another sequel, " if it didn't take another 20 years to digest." Other 2008 work included Crossing Over, directed by Wayne Kramer. In the film, he plays an immigrations officer, working alongside Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta. He also narrated a feature documentary film about the Dalai Lama entitled Dalai Lama Renaissance.
  • 2004
    Age 61
    In 2004, Ford declined a chance to star in the thriller Syriana, later commenting that "I didn't feel strongly enough about the truth of the material and I think I made a mistake."
    More Details Hide Details The role eventually went to George Clooney, who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his work. Prior to that, he had passed on a role in another Stephen Gaghan-written role, Robert Wakefield in Traffic. That role went to Michael Douglas.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2002
    Age 59
    Ford began dating actress Calista Flockhart after meeting at the 2002 Golden Globes, and together they are parents to her adopted son, Liam (born 2001).
    More Details Hide Details Ford proposed to Flockhart over Valentine's Day weekend in 2009.
  • 1993
    Age 50
    He returned to the role yet again for a 1993 episode of the television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and even later for the fourth film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).
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  • FORTIES
  • 1983
    Age 40
    With his second wife, screenwriter Melissa Mathison, whom he married in March 1983 and from whom he was separated in August 2001 and eventually divorced, he has two more children, Malcolm and Georgia (born 1990).
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1977
    Age 34
    In the original 1977 film, Ford was paid $10,000.
    More Details Hide Details Ford's status as a leading actor was solidified when he starred as globe-trotting archeologist Indiana Jones in the film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), a collaboration between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. Though Spielberg was interested in casting Ford from the beginning, Lucas was not, due to having already worked with the actor in American Graffiti and Star Wars, but he eventually relented after Tom Selleck was unable to accept. Ford went on to star in the prequel Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and the sequel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 27
    He appeared in the western Journey to Shiloh (1968) and had an uncredited, non-speaking role in Michelangelo Antonioni's 1970 film Zabriskie Point, as an arrested student protester.
    More Details Hide Details Not happy with the roles being offered to him, Ford became a self-taught professional carpenter to support his then-wife and two small sons. While working as a carpenter, he became a stagehand for the popular rock band The Doors. He also built a sun deck for actress Sally Kellerman and a recording studio for Brazilian band leader Sérgio Mendes. Casting director and fledgling producer Fred Roos championed the young Ford, and secured him an audition with George Lucas for the role of Bob Falfa, which Ford went on to play in American Graffiti (1973). Ford's relationship with Lucas would profoundly affect his career later on. After director Francis Ford Coppola's film The Godfather was a success, he hired Ford to expand his office and gave him small roles in his next two films, The Conversation (1974) and Apocalypse Now (1979); in the latter film he played an army officer named "G. Lucas".
  • 1967
    Age 24
    He was finally credited as "Harrison J. Ford" in the 1967 Western film, A Time for Killing, but the "J" did not stand for anything, since he has no middle name.
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  • 1964
    Age 21
    Ford is one of Hollywood's most private actors, guarding much of his personal life. He has two sons, Benjamin (born 1967) and Willard, with his first wife, Mary Marquardt, to whom he was married from 1964 until their divorce in 1979.
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    In 1964, after a season of summer stock with the Belfry Players in Wisconsin, Ford traveled to Los Angeles to apply for a job in radio voice-overs.
    More Details Hide Details He did not get it, but stayed in California and eventually signed a $150-a-week contract with Columbia Pictures' New Talent program, playing bit roles in films. His first known role was an uncredited role as a bellhop in Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966). There is little record of his non-speaking roles (or "extra" work) in film. Ford was at the bottom of the hiring list, having offended producer Jerry Tokovsky after he played a bellboy in the feature. He was told by Tokovsky that when actor Tony Curtis delivered a bag of groceries, he did it like a movie star; Ford felt his job was to act like a bellboy. Ford managed to secure other roles in movies, such as A Time for Killing (The Long Ride Home), starring Glenn Ford, George Hamilton, and Inger Stevens.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1960
    Age 17
    In 1960, Ford graduated from Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois.
    More Details Hide Details His was the first student voice broadcast on his high school's new radio station, WMTH, and he was its first sportscaster during his senior year (1959–60). He attended Ripon College in Wisconsin, where he was a philosophy major and a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He took a drama class in the final quarter of his senior year to get over his shyness. Ford, a self-described "late bloomer," became fascinated with acting.
  • 1957
    Age 14
    It was added to avoid confusion with a silent film actor named Harrison Ford, who appeared in more than 80 films between 1915 and 1932, and died in 1957.
    More Details Hide Details Ford later said that he was unaware of the existence of the earlier Harrison Ford until he came upon a star with his own name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ford soon dropped the "J" and worked for Universal Studios, playing minor roles in many television series throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s, including Gunsmoke, Ironside, The Virginian, The F.B.I., Love, American Style, and Kung Fu.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Born on July 13, 1942.
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