Harrison Ford is one of the most iconic and recognizable actors in the world. He has starred in some of the most iconic movies, including the Indiana Jones franchise, Star Wars, and Blade Runner. This blog looks at some information about his career, personal life, and popularity.
Born July 13, 1942, Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. His career has spanned six decades and includes roles in several Hollywood blockbusters, including Presumed Innocent, The Fugitive, Air Force One, and What Lies Beneath.
His movies have grossed over $6 billion worldwide, more than any other actor. He has received an AFI Life Achievement Award and many other accolades, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2001. The media considers him one of the best actors to feature in genres ranging from drama to action to comedy.
The Rise to Fame of Harrison Ford
Ford began his career as a character actor. He landed small roles in Western films and television shows throughout the 1950s and early 1960s. His big break was his role as Han Solo in Star Wars (1977).
He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera 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.
Below are some of Harrison Ford’s best films and shows:
- Star Wars
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Blade Runner
- Blade Runner 2049
- Patriot Games
- Clear and Present Danger
- The Fugitive
- Air Force One
- American Graffiti
- The Conversation
- The Mosquito Coast
- Presumed Innocent
- What Lies Beneath
- Working Girl
- Six Days, Seven Nights
- Random Hearts
- Morning Glory
- The Age of Adaline
Throughout his career, Ford has received quite a bit of recognition. Some notable recognitions he had were he was nominated for Best Actor in the 1986 Academy Awards for his role as John Book in the movie “Witness.”
He received multiple nominations from the Golden Globes, including being nominated 3 additional times (in 1987, 1994, and 1996).
In 2000 John was named a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, given to him for his career that had already produced so many memorable and acclaimed films.
In 2002 he was given the Cecil B. DeMille was awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the 59th Golden Globe Awards ceremony for his contributions to film in a lifetime of work that had already garnered great acclaim. This includes 2 Academy Awards, 1 Special Achievement Oscar (1939), and 2 Star on the Walk of Fame Induction(1960).
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
Harrison was married three times, and he has four children and one adopted.
Harrison’s first marriage was with Mary Marquardt. They had two sons, Benjamin and Willard, who are now a chef and a clothier.
His second marriage was to Melissa Mathison. They had a son and a daughter together. Their son is the actor and musician Malcolm, and their daughter is an actress, Georgia.
Harrison began dating Calista Flockhart. The two met at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards. Calista had an adopted son named Liam, who she adopted before she met Harrison.
Harrison proposed to Calista in 2009 on Valentine’s Day and got married on June 15, 2010, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The couple lives on an 800-acre ranch in Jackson, Wyoming.
Here are some photos of Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
While he is known primarily for his career as an actor and not as a pilot, Harrison Ford also has his FAA license. He often takes to the skies to assist people who need rescuing following natural disasters like storms or earthquakes. He’s an environmental activist, too, having been on the board of Conservation International since 1991.