Know him as an actor, a producer, Han Solo, or Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford has been a staple in the entertainment business during his, and the current, time. Hailing from Chicago, the American film producer and actor gained traction when he starred in his debut film, Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round in 1966.
Before everything that conspired to be his early career, however, he graduated from Maine East High School in 1960 and appeared in a handful of radio shows in his school––all the while taking drama classes. He was starting to build his future career in the business––and he was also starting to spark a serious bit of interest in it as well.
Shortly after his debut in 1966, 1967 gifted him with a role for A Time For Killing, Luv, Ironside, and The Virginian. However, there was a time when Ford was thoroughly frustrated with the lack of success in the acting scene and as a result, he decided to become a carpenter instead.
1973 was the year he decided to rejuvenate his career. The opportunity came in the form of George Lucas who offered him his first important film role for American Graffiti.
Four years later, Ford collaborated with the renowned director yet again and was finally given his big break as Han Solo in the record-breaking saga Star Wars. That, alone, served as his resume to raise his stock as an artist. Around that time, Ford starred as another iconic film character in Indiana Jones for Steven Spielberg-directed Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Who was once a carpenter whose dreams of acting were slowly crippling in front of his eyes is now one of the most iconic movie stars in history, especially in the 80s. Thankfully, he has been warranted many achievements like an Academy Award for 1985’s Witness, and of course, Star Wars.
Despite the old age, the 2000s sees Harrison Ford not slowing down. With a couple of Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies under his belt in the 21st century, his name brings box office to a whole new level.
In 2022, Ford, alongside the production crew and cast members of Indiana Jones 5, is excited to hit the screen hopefully when the pandemic has been all said and done.
Date of Birth
July 13, 1942
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Professional Actor, Film Producer
If there’s anything that you need to learn from Ford, it’s that don’t ever let anything stop you from achieving what there is to achieve. It wasn’t necessarily rags to riches, but it was his dream that was worth fighting for. He’s had quite an illustrious career, and it doesn’t seem as if it’ll slow down anytime soon. With such a long career as Harrison Ford’s, there’s a thing or two you can learn from the old guy.
Here are some of Ford’s best quotes!
Top 5 Harrison Ford Quotes
- “The culture means the younger generation respecting the OGs, but at the same time, bringing it all to the older generation to where they can relate.” – Harrison Ford
- “When I first started out, I was a bad actor.” – Harrison Ford
- “Nature doesn’t need people – people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.” – Harrison Ford
- “What’s important is to be able to see yourself, I think, as having commonality with other people and not determine, because of your good luck, that everybody is less significant, less interesting, less important than you are.” – Harrison Ford
- “The trick of this thing and the beauty of this thing is that it’s a cowboy movie first and then stuff happens. Even after stuff happens it doesn’t change – it hasn’t suddenly changed into another kind of movie. It’s still a cowboy movie. And that’s what’s incredible about it because nobody has done that before, that’s new territory.” – Harrison Ford