Harrison Ford

Legendary Hollywood Icon Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois.  His family history includes a strong lineage of actors, radio personalities, and models.  Harrison attended public high school in Park Ridge, Illinois where he was a member of the school Radio Station WMTH. Harrison worked as the lead voice for sports reporting at WMTH for several years.  Acting wasn’t a major interest to Ford until his junior year at Ripon College when he first took an acting class. Harrison Ford’s career started in 1964 when he travelled to California in search of a voice-over job. He never received that position, but instead signed a contract with Columbia Pictures where he earned $150 weekly to play small fill in roles in various films.  Through the 60’s Harrison worked on several TV shows including Gunsmoke, Ironside, Kung Fu, and American Style.  It wasn’t until 1967 that Harrison received his first credited role in the Western film, A Time for Killing. Dissatisfied with the meager roles he was being offered, Ford took a hiatus from acting to work as a self-employed carpenter. This seemingly odd diversion turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Harrison’s acting career when he was soon hired by famous film producer George Lucas.  This was a turning point in Harrison’s life that led to him be casted in milestone roles such as Hans Solo and Indiana Jones.  Since his most famous roles in the Star Wars Trilogy and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harrison Ford has ...

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Return of the Jedi (1983)

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Luke Skywalker leads a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, while the Emperor seeks to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second dreaded Death Star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Marquand
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Billy Dee Williams

Star Wars (1977)

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Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Peter Cushing

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

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With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Steve Carell  •  Paul Rudd  •  Christina Applegate

Blade Runner (1982)

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In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Sean Young  •  Edward James Olmos

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Karen Allen  •  Paul Freeman  •  Ronald Lacey

Ender's Game (2013)

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Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Hood
CAST:  Asa Butterfield  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Harrison Ford  •  Abigail Breslin

The Conversation (1974)

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Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  John Cazale  •  Frederic Forrest  •  Cindy Williams

Air Force One (1997)

Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Gary Oldman  •  Glenn Close  •  Wendy Crewson

American Graffiti (1973)

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A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Ron Howard  •  Paul Le Mat  •  Charles Martin Smith

Apocalypse Now (1979)

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At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Marlon Brando  •  Robert Duvall  •  Laurence Fishburne

Clear and Present Danger (1994)

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CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Donald Moffat  •  Willem Dafoe

Firewall (2006)

State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Paul Bettany  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Carly Schroeder

Frantic (1988)

The wife of an American doctor suddenly vanishes in Paris and, to find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Betty Buckley  •  Emmanuelle Seigner  •  Djiby Soumare

Hollywood Homicide (2003)

Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) and his new partner K. C. Calden (Josh Hartnett), are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor moonlighting as a yoga ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Lena Olin  •  Bruce Greenwood

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced to head to Peru at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Ray Winstone

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

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After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees – and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Kate Capshaw  •  Jonathan Ke Quan  •  Amrish Puri

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Liam Neeson  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Joss Ackland

Patriot Games (1992)

When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Patrick Bergin  •  Thora Birch

Presumed Innocent (1990)

Rusty Sabich is a deputy prosecutor engaged in an obsessive affair with a coworker who is murdered. Soon after, he's accused of the crime. And his fight to clear his name becomes a whirlpool of lies and hidden passions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Bonnie Bedelia

R2-D2: Beneath the Dome (2001)

Mockumentary telling the never before told life story of the fictional robot R2-D2 from the Star Wars film series. The movie was made as a fun project by the cast and crew of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Using interviews, fake archive photos, film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spencer Susser  •  Don Bies
CAST:  Bob Hesse  •  Robbie Edwards  •  Elizabeth Tulloch  •  Jennifer Weil
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