Harrison Ford Biography, Age, and Wiki
Before George Lucas hired Harrison Ford for 1973’s American Graffiti, Harrison Ford had a long career as an actor in shambles. Ford then achieved fame as Han Solo in the first three Star Wars movies and as Indiana Jones in the wildly successful Raiders of the Lost Ark and its sequels.
He has starred in several Hollywood productions, including 42, Blade Runner, Witness, Working Girl, Patriot Games, and many more. Ford later returned to some of his most well-known roles in Blade Runner 2049, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Ford, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, on July 13, 1942, and was raised in the suburb of Des Plaines by his advertising executive father and a stay-at-home mother.
Ford attended Wisconsin’s Ripon College to study philosophy and English after graduating from high school in 1960. There, he almost by accident acquired a passion for acting.
Ford enrolled in a theatre class in the hopes of getting a high mark quickly. He told Everyone, “I was frightened to walk up in front of people, but I really enjoyed the storytelling portion. Ford struggled academically in college, though, and he ultimately dropped out before earning his degree.
He traveled to Hollywood in the middle of the 1960s with Mary Marquardt, who would become his future wife. Ford initially signed a contract to work as a contract player for $150 per week with Columbia Pictures.
Then he arrived at Universal. Ford made his cinematic debut in 1966’s Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, when he played a small role. Less than impressed were the studio execs. According to a studio official, Ford told The Hollywood Reporter, “You’ll never make it in this business.”
Harrison Ford Career
Ford gained notoriety as a dramatic performer in the middle of the 1980s thanks to a number of notable roles. For his performance in the crime drama Witness, directed by Peter Weir and starring Kelly McGillis, he was nominated for an Academy Award.
Ford and Weir reunited the following year for the River Phoenix and Helen Mirren starrer The Mosquito Coast, in which Ford played an eccentric inventor.
Despite the project’s commercial failure, Ford was able to play a unique and somewhat unlikeable character in the movie. In the well-known romantic comedy Working Girl, starring Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver, he displayed his lighter side in 1988.
Ford, who had previously played an action hero, returned to the genre in 1992’s Patriot Games as CIA operative Jack Ryan, the main character of Tom Clancy’s best-selling books. He returned to the character in 1994’s Clear and Present Danger because audiences adored him in it.
Ford was now among Hollywood’s most commercially successful stars. At his peak, he received $20 million each picture in addition to 15% of the movie’s box office revenue.
Harrison Ford Wife, Marriage and Personal Life
From 1964 through 1979, Ford was wed to Mary Marquardt, his undergraduate sweetheart. Two sons were born to the couple. In 1983, he wed Melissa Mathison, a screenwriter.
Their paths first crossed while filming Apocalypse Now in 1979. Before parting ways in 2001 and completing their divorce in 2004, they had two children together. Actress Calista Flockhart and Ford have been a couple since 2002. The couple tied the knot in 2010.
Ford, a seasoned pilot, made headlines in March 2015 when he was a passenger in a plane accident. He encountered engine issues and had to do a crash landing in Venice, California, on a golf course. On March 5, he had encountered issues with his antique aircraft immediately after takeoff from California’s Santa Monica Airport.
Ford injured his ankle and pelvis in the collision, necessitating surgery for both wounds, according to the New York Daily News.
Harrison Ford Net Worth
American actor, pilot, aviator, and producer Harrison Ford has a $300 million dollar Net Worth.