“I’m happiest when I’m in the thick of it. The running, jumping and falling down – that’s fun!”
Born in Chicago in 1942, Harrison Ford was a contract player for Columbia and, later, Universal, paying his dues with a decade of small-time film and TV work. Training as an actor while making a living as a carpenter, the eager hopeful switched from zero to hero after being cast as roguish space ace Han Solo in definitive sci fi blockbuster Star Wars (1977).
Consolidating his fame with the Indiana Jones and Jack Ryan franchises, Ford’s films have grossed an incredible, near-unsurpassable $6.9 billion worldwide.
Now 71, if anything Ford’s busier than ever, with roles coming up in sci fi epic Ender’s Game (2013), Star Wars VII (2015) and Indiana Jones 5, possibly entitled, Indiana Jones and the Search for Comfortable Slippers.