Harrison Ford is one of the most popular and veteran actors in the Hollywood movie industry today.
Apart from being a talented actor, Harrison Ford is also an accomplished writer and film producer as well.
Although Harrison Ford’s interest in acting began quite late, when he took a drama class in the final year of his college, he is today ranked as the 2nd actor with the highest-grossing box-office earnings for his movies in the US.
Harrison Ford has been awarded with several prestigious honors and accolades and has also received numerous award nominations to his credit as well.
About Harrison Ford
|Real Name||Harrison Ford|
|Date of Birth||13th July 1942|
|Place of Birth||Chicago (Illinois)|
|Education||Graduated with a Major in Philosophy from Ripon College (Wisconsin)|
|Height||6 ft 1"
(185 cm) approximately
|Hair Color||Salt and Pepper|
Family & Relationships
|Father||John William "Christopher" Ford
(former Actor/Advertising Executive)
|Mother||Dorothy Nidelman Ford
|Brother||Terence Ford (Younger)
|Net Worth||INR 1641,00,00,000
(USD 230 Million)
|Famous for||MOVIES -
A Time for Killing (1967), Journey to Shiloh (1968), Getting Straight (1970), American Graffiti (1973), The Conversation (1974), Star Wars (1977), Force 10 from Navarone (1978), Apocalypse Now, The Frisco Kid (1979), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Blade Runner (1982), Return of the Jedi (1983), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Witness (1985), The Mosquito Coast (1986), Frantic (1988), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Presumed Innocent (1990), Regarding Henry (1991), Patriot Games (1992), The Fugitive (1993), Clear and Present Danger (1994), Sabrina (1995), Air Force One (1997), Six Days Seven Nights (1998), Random Hearts (1999), What Lies Beneath (2000), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Hollywoood Homicide (2003), Firewall (2006), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Crossing Over (2009), Extraordinary Measures (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), 42, Paranoia, Anchorman-2: The Legend Continues (2013), The Expendables-3 (2014), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
The Virginian (1967), The Mob Squad - "The Teeth of the Barracuda" (1968), The F.B.I. (1969), The Intruders (1970), Dan August - "The Manufactured Man" (1971), Gunsmoke (1972-1973), Kung Fu - "Crossties" (1974), Dynasty (1976), The Possessed (1977), The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
|First Movie||A Time for Killing (1967)|
|Favorite Actors||Gregory Peck and Gary Cooper|
|Hobbies||Loves carpentering and flying planes|
Harrison Ford is not only one of the most talented and popular actors, but has also been ranked as one of the highest-paid and richest actors at times. Harrison Ford is most recognized for playing witty and highly-intelligent characters on the big screen. Harrison Ford has a natural look to his portrayal which makes him one of the most-likeable movie stars of all times in the Hollywood movie industry.
Harrison Ford’s age is around 78, as Harrison Ford was born on the 13th of July, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. Harrison Ford’s height is around 6 ft 1 inches (185 cm) while Harrison Ford’s weight is around 80 kg (175 lbs). In his spare time, Harrison Ford loves to do woodwork and is an accomplished cabinetmaker, and being a licensed commercial pilot, enlists flying small airplanes as being part of his hobbies.
Harrison Ford’s father was John William “Christopher” Ford, a former actor who started work as an advertising executive later on, while Harrison Ford’s mother was Dorothy Nidelman Ford, a radio actress by profession. Although Harrison Ford does not have any sisters, Harrison Ford’s younger brother is Terence Ford, an actor and also assistant director in the Hollywood movie industry. Harrison Ford has been married thrice and Harrison Ford has divorced twice. Harrison Ford’s ex-wives include first wife Mary Ford Becker with whom he was married from June of 1964 to their divorce in October of 1979, and second wife, screenwriter Melissa Mathison, with whom he was married to from March of 1983 to their divorce in January of 2004. Currently, Harrison Ford’s wife is popular Hollywood actress Calista Lockhart, with whom he has been married to since June of 2015. Harrison Ford has 5 children in all, which include sons Benjamin Ford, William Ford, Malcolm Ford and adopted son Liam Ford, as well as daughter Georgia Ford.
Owing to his impressive acting skills and high-demand among millions of fans across America and the world, Harrison Ford has been ranked as the highest-grossing and most-paid actor in the 2000s. Currently, Harrison Ford’s net worth is estimated around INR 1641 crores (USD 230 Million).
Talking about the recognition for his excellent and natural acting skills, Harrison Ford has received several prestigious awards and has had numerous award nominations to his credit as well.
Harrison Ford’s list of award-wins began when Harrison Ford won the Saturn Award for Best Actor for his role in the cult super hit ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ (1981), as the famous Indiana Jones.
Later on, Harrison Ford won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Actor for his excellent performance in ‘Six Days Seven Nights’ (1998) and won another People’s Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Actor for his role in ‘Random Hearts’ (1999) apart from winning another Saturn Award for Best Actor for his impressive performance in the super hit ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (2015).
Besides having won these 4 prestigious awards, Harrison Ford also received the American Film Institute’s 2000 Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2002, awarded the 2006 Jules Verne Award, was the first to be awarded the Scream Awards’ 2007 Hero Award and also awarded with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in June of 2003.
Apart from these wins, Harrison Ford has also had 1 Academy Award nomination, 1 British Association of Films and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award nomination, 4 Golden Globe Award nominations, 6 Saturn Award nominations, 2 MTV Movie Award nominations and several other critics award nominations to his credit in his acting career spanning for over 50 years in the Hollywood movie industry.
Interesting Facts About Harrison Ford
- Harrison Ford is a non-smoker however he does drink alcohol.
- Harrison Ford is known to mostly play on-screen characters that tend to use brains instead of brawn and have a likeable and charming personality.
- Harrison Ford is also known to perform most of his movie stunts himself and rarely required a stunt-double for even intense action scenes.
- Prior to becoming a hugely successful and popular movie star, Harrison Ford initially became popular as a master carpenter and was in high-demand as a top cabinetmaker.
- Harrison Ford has been voted as one of the top-most attractive and influential Hollywood actors by numerous publications till date.
- Harrison Ford holds the Guinness World Record for being the richest male actor in 2001.
- Harrison Ford is a renowned social activist and is known to raise awareness about numerous environmental issues plaguing our planet.
- Harrison Ford has been honored for his ecological awareness raising campaigns by having a species of a Central American ant (Peidole harrisonfordi) and a spider (Calponia harrisonfordi) named after him and was given the honor to name a newly-discovered species of butterfly which he names after his daughter, Georgia.
- Harrison Ford’s iconic hat and vest from the Indiana Jones movie franchise are displayed at the world-famous Smithsonian Institute.
- Harrison Ford is known to perform all his Indian Jones stunt and even suffered a herniated vertebra during the filming of ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ (1984), when he was around 40 years old.