91 Facts About Harrison Ford


Harrison Ford was born on July 13,1942 and is an American actor.


Harrison Ford has been a leading man in films of several genres and is regarded as an American cultural icon.


Harrison Ford's films have grossed more than $5.4billion in North America and more than $9.3billion worldwide, making him the seventh-highest-grossing actor in North America.


Harrison Ford is the recipient of various accolades, including the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2000, the Cecil B DeMille Award in 2002, an Honorary Cesar in 2010 and an Honorary Palme d'Or in 2023 in addition to an Academy Award nomination.


Harrison Ford is widely known for his portrayal of Indiana Jones in the titular film franchise, beginning with the action-adventure film Raiders of the Lost Ark, and for playing other characters in different franchises, most notably Rick Deckard in the dystopian science fiction films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 and the Tom Clancy character Jack Ryan in the spy thriller films Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.


Harrison Ford received his only Academy Award for Best Actor nomination for his role in Witness.


Harrison Ford has starred in the romantic films Working Girl, Sabrina, Six Days, Seven Nights, Morning Glory, and The Age of Adaline.


Harrison Ford is set to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe portraying Thaddeus Ross, a role previously played by the late William Hurt.


Harrison Ford is currently starring in the Paramount+ western series 1923 and the Apple TV+ comedy series Shrinking.


Outside acting, Harrison Ford is a licensed pilot who has often assisted the emergency services in rescue missions near his home in Wyoming.


Harrison Ford is a dedicated environmental activist, having served as the inaugural Vice Chair of Conservation International since 1991.


Harrison Ford was born at the Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, on July 13,1942, to former radio actress Dorothy and advertising executive and former actor John William "Christopher" Ford.


Harrison Ford was a Boy Scout, achieving the second-highest rank of Life Scout.


Harrison Ford worked at Napowan Adventure Base Scout Camp as a counselor for the Reptile Study merit badge.


Harrison Ford graduated in 1960 from Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois.


Harrison Ford's voice was the first student voice broadcast on his high school's new radio station, WMTH, and he was its first sportscaster during his senior year.


Harrison Ford attended Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, where he was a philosophy major and a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.


Harrison Ford was expelled from Ripon College four days before he was scheduled to graduate, on plagiarism allegations.


In 1964, after a season of summer stock with the Belfry Players in Wisconsin, Harrison Ford traveled to Los Angeles to apply for a job in radio voice-overs.


Harrison Ford's first known role was an uncredited one as a bellhop in Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round.


Harrison Ford was at the bottom of the hiring list, having offended producer Jerry Tokofsky after he played a bellboy in the feature.


Harrison Ford was told by Tokofsky that when actor Tony Curtis delivered a bag of groceries, he did it like a movie star; Ford felt his job was to act like a bellboy.


Harrison Ford's speaking roles continued next with Luv, though he was still uncredited.


Harrison Ford was finally credited as "Harrison J Ford" in the 1967 Western film A Time for Killing, starring Glenn Ford, George Hamilton and Inger Stevens, but the "J" did not stand for anything since he has no middle name.


Harrison Ford later said that he was unaware of the existence of the earlier actor until he came upon a star with his own name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Harrison Ford appeared in the western Journey to Shiloh and had an uncredited, non-speaking role in Michelangelo Antonioni's 1970 film Zabriskie Point as an arrested student protester.


Harrison Ford later commented that the experience had been nevertheless a positive one because Demy was the first to show such faith in him.


Not happy with the roles offered to him, Harrison Ford became a self-taught professional carpenter to support his then-wife and two young sons.


Harrison Ford appears in the documentary Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold.


Harrison Ford co-starred alongside Gene Wilder in the buddy-comedy western The Frisco Kid, playing a bank robber with a heart of gold.


Harrison Ford returned to star in the similarly successful Star Wars sequels The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, as well as the Star Wars Holiday Special.


Harrison Ford wanted Lucas to kill off Han Solo at the end of Return of the Jedi, saying, "That would have given the whole film a bottom," but Lucas refused.


Harrison Ford went on to reprise the role throughout the rest of the decade in the prequel Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and the sequel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.


Harrison Ford proved his versatility throughout the 1980s with dramatic parts in films such as Witness, The Mosquito Coast, and Frantic as well as the romantic male lead opposite Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver in the comedy-drama Working Girl.


Witness and The Mosquito Coast in particular allowed Harrison Ford to explore his potential as a dramatic actor and both performances were widely acclaimed.


Harrison Ford later recalled that working with director Peter Weir on both Witness and The Mosquito Coast were two of the best experiences of his career.


Harrison Ford played leading roles in other action-based thrillers throughout the decade such as the critically acclaimed The Fugitive, The Devil's Own, and Air Force One.


Harrison Ford served as an executive producer on K-19: The Widowmaker and Extraordinary Measures, both of which were based on true events.


In 2008, Harrison Ford enjoyed success with the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the first Indiana Jones film in nineteen years and another collaboration with Lucas and Spielberg.


Harrison Ford narrated a feature documentary film about the Dalai Lama entitled Dalai Lama Renaissance.


Harrison Ford filmed the medical drama Extraordinary Measures in 2009 in Portland, Oregon.


That year, Harrison Ford co-starred in the corporate espionage thriller Paranoia with Liam Hemsworth and Gary Oldman, who he had previously worked with in Air Force One, and he appeared in Ender's Game, 42 and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.


The next year, Harrison Ford co-starred with Blake Lively in the romantic drama The Age of Adaline to positive notices.


Harrison Ford reprised the role of Han Solo in the long-awaited Star Wars sequel Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which became highly successful like its predecessors.


Harrison Ford was airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England, for treatment.


Harrison Ford's character was killed off in The Force Awakens, but it was announced, via a casting call, that Harrison Ford would return in some capacity as Solo in Episode VIII.


The film, and Harrison Ford's performance, was very well received by critics upon its release in October 2017.


In 2019, Harrison Ford had his first voice role in an animated film, as a dog named Rooster in The Secret Life of Pets 2.


In October 2022, Harrison Ford was cast as Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross in the 2024 films Captain America: New World Order and Thunderbolts, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, replacing actor William Hurt who played the character in previous MCU films.


Harrison Ford has been married three times and has four biological children and one adopted child.


Harrison Ford was first married to Mary Marquardt from 1964 until their divorce in 1979.


Harrison Ford began dating actress Calista Flockhart after they met at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards.


Harrison Ford proposed to Flockhart over Valentine's Day weekend in 2009.


Harrison Ford is one of Hollywood's most private actors, guarding much of his personal life.


Harrison Ford is a licensed pilot of both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.


Harrison Ford began flight training in the 1960s at Wild Rose Idlewild Airport in Wild Rose, Wisconsin, flying in a Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer, but at $15 an hour, he could not afford to continue the training.


On one of the rescues, Harrison Ford recovered a hiker who had become lost and disoriented.


Harrison Ford was asked to take the position by Greg Anderson, Senior Vice President of the EAA at the time, to replace General Chuck Yeager, who was vacating the post that he had held for many years.


In July 2005, at the gathering in Oshkosh, Harrison Ford agreed to accept the position for another two years.


Harrison Ford has flown over 280 children as part of the Young Eagles program, usually in his DHC-2 Beaver, which can seat the actor and five children.


Harrison Ford stepped down as program chairman in 2009 and was replaced by Captain Chesley Sullenberger and First Officer Jeff Skiles.


Harrison Ford is involved with the EAA chapter in Driggs, Idaho, just over the Teton Range from Jackson, Wyoming.


On July 28,2016, Harrison Ford flew the two millionth Young Eagle at the EAA AirVenture convention, making it the most successful aviation-youth introduction program in history.


Harrison Ford has appeared in several independent aviation documentaries, including Wings Over the Rockies, Flying The Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project and Living in the Age of Airplanes.


Harrison Ford is an honorary board member of the humanitarian aviation organization Wings of Hope, and is known for having made several trips to Washington, DC, to fight for pilots' rights.


Harrison Ford has donated substantial funds to aerobatic champion Sean Tucker's charitable program, The Bob Hoover Academy which educates at-risk teens in central California and teaches them how to fly.


On October 23,1999, Harrison Ford was involved in the crash of a Bell 206L4 LongRanger helicopter.


The NTSB accident report states that Harrison Ford was piloting the aircraft over the Lake Piru riverbed near Santa Clarita, California, on a routine training flight.


On March 5,2015, Harrison Ford's plane, believed to be a Ryan PT-22 Recruit, made an emergency landing on the Penmar Golf Course in Venice, California after it lost engine power.


Harrison Ford was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he was reported to be in fair to moderate condition.


Harrison Ford suffered a broken pelvis and broken ankle during the accident, as well as other injuries.


On February 13,2017, Harrison Ford landed an Aviat Husky at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, on the taxiway left of runway 20L.


Harrison Ford is vice-chair of Conservation International, an American nonprofit environmental organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.


In September 2013, Harrison Ford, while filming an environmental documentary in Indonesia, interviewed the Indonesian Forestry Minister, Zulkifli Hasan.


Harrison Ford was provided an audience with the Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, during which he expressed concerns regarding Indonesia's environmental degradation and the government efforts to address climate change.


Since 1992, Harrison Ford has lent his voice to a series of public service messages promoting environmental involvement for EarthShare, an American federation of environmental and conservation charities.


Harrison Ford has acted as a spokesperson for Restore Hetch Hetchy, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring Yosemite National Park's Hetch Hetchy Valley to its original condition.


Harrison Ford appears in the documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, which reports on people affected by and seeking solutions to climate change.


In 2019, on behalf of Conservation International, Harrison Ford gave an impassioned speech during the United Nations' Climate Action Summit in New York on the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and its effect on climate change for the rest of the world.


On September 7,1995, Harrison Ford testified before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee in support of the Dalai Lama and an independent Tibet.


In 2000, Harrison Ford donated a thousand dollars to the presidential campaigns of Bill Bradley, Al Gore and John McCain.


Harrison Ford criticized Hollywood for making movies which were "more akin to video games than stories about human life and relationships", and he called for more gun control in the United States.


Harrison Ford said that he wanted to "encourage people to support candidates that will support the environment" and felt that under Trump, the United States has "lost some of our credibility in the world".


In 2009, Harrison Ford signed a petition calling for the release of film director Roman Polanski, who had been arrested in Switzerland in relation to his 1977 charge for drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl.


Harrison Ford serves as a General Trustee on the Governing Board of the Archaeological Institute of America, North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology.


Harrison Ford participated in a Star Wars promotion geared toward fans who donated to Star Wars: Force for Change on video call which offered them the opportunity to purchase tickets to the premiere of The Force Awakens.


On May 30,2003, Harrison Ford received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Harrison Ford was presented with the first-ever Hero Award at the 2007 Scream Awards for his many iconic roles, including Indiana Jones and Han Solo, and in 2008 he received the Spike TV's Guy's Choice Award for "Brass Balls".


In 2015, Ford received the Albert R Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment from BAFTA Los Angeles.


In 2018, Harrison Ford was honored by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation with the Artists Inspiration Award for both his acting and philanthropic work alongside fellow honoree Lady Gaga.


Harrison Ford has been honored multiple times for his involvement in general aviation, receiving the Living Legends of Aviation Award and the Experimental Aircraft Association's Freedom of Flight Award in 2009, the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy in 2010, and the Al Ueltschi Humanitarian Award in 2013.