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Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford


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Birth Date :

July 13, 1942

Birth Place :

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Spouse :

Mary Marquardt (18-Jun-64 - 3-Oct-79), Melissa Mathison (screenwriter, 14-Mar-83 - 6-Jan-2004), Calista Flockhart (actress, since 15-Jun-10)

Claim to fame :

As Han Solo in "Star Wars" original trilogy


It would be very common for celebrities to start young in their career. It didn't happen so to Harrison Ford for the pinnacle of his career only came at the ripe age of 35 when he attained a big role in "Star Wars" (1977) as Han Solo, the mischief Luke Skywalker's team member. Although there was a bumpy ride to go up the hill, the rest of the ride was all downhill. In 2002, the total salary he grasped reached up to $100M for 11 films, with Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise and Mel Gibson tailing behind. The record would definitely nail him as the most bankable actor in history. Ford's effort to gain success was fascinatingly by a strange quirk of fate. Many interesting 'by-chance' incidents in his pre-famous life led him to what he is now.

Peeping into his childhood, teenage and adolescent life, it seemed impossible that he would become a star one day. Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago. His father, Christopher Ford was an Irish Catholic while his mother, Dora Nidelman was a Russian Jewish. Ford was a shy and gentle kid back in Maine Township High School in Park Ridge. Being bullied was a daily activity but like Indiana Jones, the character he would play in the future, he didn't take revenge and kept calm. He graduated from the school in 1960 and immediately registered to Ripon College in Wisconsin. In this school, his life wasn't so fortunate either. He was neither particularly sporty nor excel in his studies. Depression came as early as his first year. He would sleep during the day, stop attending classes and failed most of the classes. The future was bleak, but he found a new field in which he had grown so fond of, acting. Not only discovering his talent in this new activity, but he also found his college sweetheart, Mary Marquardt. They were married in 1964, a year after he quitted college because he was not qualified for graduation. The pair had two sons, Benjamin and Willard.

Latest News

'Star Wars Episode VII' Production Resumes in Full Force

August 29, 2014 02:55:18 GMT

The production of "" goes back in motion as lead star is deemed fit enough to resume filming. The shooting was briefly halted in June when Ford broke his ankle while shooting a scene involving a hydraulic door of Han Solo's ship Millennium Falcon.

'Star Wars Episode VII' Cast Get LEGO Treatment

June 26, 2014 02:47:39 GMT

The cast of "" were LEGO-lized. The toy company revealed a LEGO version of the table read photo that became a viral hit earlier this year for revealing the returning and new cast of the highly-anticipated movie for the first time.

Harrison Ford Spotted in Wheelchair After 'Star Wars' Accident

June 22, 2014 16:44:53 GMT

The first picture of after he got injured on the filming location of "" has emerged online. The 71-year-old actor is seen sporting a cast on one of his legs and being pushed in a wheelchair by an aide while preparing to leave the U.K.

Harrison Ford Looks Forward to Returning to 'Star Wars Episode VII' Filming

June 19, 2014 23:48:52 GMT

's publicist finally opens up on the actor's on-set injury. A representative confirmed that Ford's left leg was injured while he was filming "" at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire last week.

Harrison Ford to Miss Two Months of 'Star Wars Episode VII' Filming

June 17, 2014 00:53:17 GMT

will be absent from the filming of "" for eight long weeks. Turns out the injury he sustained is more serious than initially thought, prompting him to remain in the hospital care.

'Star Wars Episode VII' Continues Filming Despite Harrison Ford's Injury

June 12, 2014 23:28:06 GMT

was the first casualty of "" filming at Pinewood Studios outside of London. The actor was airlifted on Thursday, June 12 and taken to a local hospital after sustaining injury on his ankle.

'Expendables 3' Cast Members Ride Tanks to Cannes Film Festival

May 18, 2014 18:22:48 GMT

and "" castmates made a grand entrance at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, May 18. The group that included , , , and rolled into the Croisette in two tanks.

'Blade Runner' Sequel Producers Wooing Harrison Ford to Reprise Role

May 16, 2014 00:55:19 GMT

Producers of the are officially asking to reprise his role as Rick Deckard. The film already has Ridley Scott, who directed the 1982 original, returning to direct and Hampton Fancher, who co-wrote the first movie, to write script with Michael Green.

New and Familiar Faces in 'Star Wars Episode 7' Finally Confirmed

April 30, 2014 00:20:46 GMT

The cast of "Star Wars Episode 7" is rumor no more. Lucasfilm and the Walt Disney Co. have confirmed on the official "Star Wars" website on Tuesday, April 29 the names of actors that have officially joined the highly-anticipated film from J.J. Abrams.

Ben Kingsley Denies 'Star Wars' Audition, Harrison Ford Confirms 'Blade Runner 2' Casting Report

October 09, 2013 07:04:30 GMT

Sir is not auditioning for "Star Wars Episode 7", despite rumors to the contrary. The 69-year-old British actor denied the casting report when sitting down with Total Film to promote his newest upcoming movie "".

First Look: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford Look Tough on 'Expendables 3' Set

August 31, 2013 04:42:22 GMT

An exciting photo from the Bulgaria set of "" has been shared by , who has portrayed Trench since the first installment. In the pic, Schwarzenegger takes pose with the film's director, Patrick Hughes, and the newcomer in the "Expendables" franchise, .

'Butler' Claims Box Office Throne, Harrison Ford's 'Paranoia' Bombs

August 19, 2013 01:41:11 GMT

"" beats three strong competitors to claim the first spot at the North American box office. , and their co-stars help Lee Daniels' movie about a White House butler nab an "A" CinemaScore and $24.6 million in its first run, strong enough to steal the throne from last week's champ "".

Harrison Ford Joins 'Expendables 3', Bruce Willis Exits in Disgrace

August 07, 2013 01:34:48 GMT

reveals new addition to the cast ensemble of "". As it turns out, has landed a role that remains mystery as of this writing. At the same time, Sly announces that , who starred as Church in the previous chapters, will not reprise his role in the upcoming installment.

Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield on Hand for 'Ender's Game' Comic-Con Panel

June 28, 2013 03:54:37 GMT

Summit Entertainment is the latest major Hollywood studio that unveils its plans for this year's San Diego Comic-Con. "" will come to Hall H on Thursday, July 18 with new footage from the big-screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card's book set to be debuted at the convention.

Liam Hemsworth Sent to Dig Up Harrison Ford's Secrets in First 'Paranoia' Trailer

June 06, 2013 03:22:42 GMT

A first trailer for director Robert Luketic's upcoming film "" has been debuted via Yahoo! Movies. Living up to its name, the video sees the leading men of the film finding it hard to trust each other. , who appears in front of as a very reliable man, turns out to be a traitor who works for .

Video: Harrison Ford Walks Off 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Over Chewbacca

April 19, 2013 06:44:03 GMT

confronted an on-screen friend from his past on "". It all began as host wanted to ask Ford questions about "Star Wars", but the actor said he didn't want to talk about the movie.

Harrison Ford on His 'Star Wars Episode 7' Casting Rumors: It's Happening

March 20, 2013 07:58:43 GMT

broke silence on the swirling rumors about his involvement in the upcoming "Star Wars Episode 7" to be directed by J.J. Abrams. The Han Solo depicter tells WGN at an event in Chicago, "I think it's almost true. I'm looking forward to it. It's not in the bag yet, but I think it's happening."

George Lucas Has Signed Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher for 'Star Wars Episode 7'

March 08, 2013 03:18:32 GMT

Amidst a lot of chatters about whether or not , and will return to the franchise in a new project to be directed by J. J. Abrams, creator George Lucas accidentally reveals that those three original "Star Wars" actors have been signed on for upcoming "Star Wars Episode 7". They are expected to reprise their roles as Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker respectively.

Harrison Ford Spotted Filming 'Anchorman 2' in Atlanta

March 06, 2013 03:12:08 GMT

After his casting on "" was revealed, was caught on camera joining on the movie's set in Atlanta. The Han Solo of "Star Wars" was seen walking along with the Ron Burgundy depicter.

Harrison Ford Tapped for 'Anchorman 2', Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate Spotted on Set

March 05, 2013 05:03:11 GMT

A new face is added to "". , who is expected to reprise his role as Han Solo in the upcoming "Star Wars" sequel, is signed on for the sequel of 2004's "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy". He will be playing a legendary newscaster "a la Tom Brokaw," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kirstie Alley's New Comedy Ordered to Series by TV Land

February 15, 2013 21:56:57 GMT

is returning to scripted TV. Her new comedy previously titled "Giant Baby" has just got a 12-episode pickup from TV Land for a planned Fall premiere. The show is ordered to series under a new title "Kirstie's New Show", the network announces.

Lindsay Lohan's 'The Canyons' Picked Up by IFC Films

February 15, 2013 21:25:42 GMT

's newest starring vehicle "" finally found a home for release after rumored being rejected by South by Southwest Film Festival due to quality issues. It was IFC Films which acquired the North American rights to the Paul Schrader-directed movie.

Harrison Ford Returning as Han Solo in 'Star Wars Episode 7'

February 15, 2013 20:12:11 GMT

Rumor has it, is indeed going to return to "Star Wars Episode 7". Latino Review reports the actor will reprise his role as Han Solo, the wisecracking smuggler he portrayed in George Lucas' "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope", the first chapter in the famous franchise.

First Look: Harrison Ford Looks Down on Asa Butterfield in 'Ender's Game'

December 06, 2012 04:09:42 GMT

looks down on in a first look photo of "". The veteran actor looks fierce in his portrayal of Colonel Hyram Graff complete with his sleek military uniform. The picture is taken in what appears to be a mess in Battle School, where Butterfield's titular character and his fellow young recruits are standing up in white pajamas.

Kristen Stewart's Favorite Brand Balenciaga Loses Its Creative Director

November 06, 2012 09:49:59 GMT

's favorite fashion label, Balenciaga, will have to say goodbye to its creative director, Nicolas Ghesquiere, on November 30. The brand's parent company, PPR, wrote down in a statement, "The Balenciaga fashion house and Nicolas Ghesquiere have announced their joint decision to end their working relationship as of 30 November 2012."

Katie Holmes Rides NYC Subway Home After a Broadway Performance

November 06, 2012 09:31:22 GMT

doesn't mind taking a public transportation. Instead of riding a private car or taking a taxi, the actress opted to take a subway ride with a bunch of ordinary people after her first Broadway preview performance of "Dead Accounts" on Monday, November 5.

'Da Vinci's Demons' First Trailer Teases the Intriguing Life of the Famous Thinker

November 06, 2012 08:52:36 GMT

Starz has given away first footage from its new series "", which is slated to debut in spring 2013. The newly-released trailer teases an intriguing life of the titular character, who has been warned about playing a dangerous game, but refuses to back down.

Harrison Ford 'Open' to Return as Han Solo in 'Star Wars Episode 7'

November 06, 2012 08:21:11 GMT

More and more scoops about "Star Wars Episode 7" have surfaced. This time around, it is said that might be returning as Han Solo in the upcoming 2015 movie as a highly-placed insider reveals the actor is open to the idea.

Report: Angelina Jolie's Wedding Gown to Be Designed by L'Wren Scott

November 01, 2012 09:16:38 GMT

The designer of 's wedding dress has possibly been unveiled. The mother of six was reported meeting L'Wren Scott last week, discussing her wedding gown design, according to Grazia Daily.

'Oh, Pretty Woman' Co-Writer Bill Dees Dies, Memorial Service Is Planned for November 3

November 01, 2012 09:02:43 GMT

Bill Dees, one of the men behing classic hit "Oh, Pretty Woman", has passed away. The songwriter died Wednesday, October 24 night at a nursing facility in Mountain Home, in Arkansas, according to an announcement posted on the website of the Kirby & Family Funeral Home. He was 73 years old.

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