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Did You Know?


... that Harrison Ford is an accomplished carpenter. This fact led indirectly to his entre into show business. After first arriving in Hollywood he was unable to find enough acting work to support himself and his family. He got himself a book from the library and taught himself carpentry as a way to supplement his income. A casting director for whom he was doing some work recommended him to George Lucas for a part in American Graffiti, and the rest, as they say in Hollywood, is history.

... that Star Wars: A New Hope was not the movie that catapulted Harrison Ford into superstar status. While greatly increasing his profile in the minds of Hollywood casting directors, it was not until the back-to-back releases of The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1980 and 1981 respectively that Harrison was considered a bona-fide movie-opening star. To learn more visit our Tribute to Star Wars.

... that Harrison Ford won the role of Professor Indiana Jones by default. It was only when mega-TV star (at the time) Tom Selleck could not rearrange his Magnum PI shooting schedule to accommodate director Steven Spielberg's start date and had to drop out of the project did Harrison get the nod for the role that would make him a house-hold name. To learn more visit our Tribute to Indiana Jones.

... that Harrison Ford's films have earned more money than any other actor in Hollywood. At last count over 3 billion dollars. Which isn't surprising considering he is the star of THREE different movie franchises, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and the Jack Ryan movies.

... that Harrison Ford was married to Melissa Mathison, the screenwriter responsible for the sci-fi classic E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial. To learn more visit our Tribute to ET.

... that Harrison Ford is a pilot and owns many planes. Here is a short film of him flying and talking about his love of aviation:




... that Harrison Ford donated his Indiana Jones hat and leather jacket to the Smithsonian Institute.

... that Harrison Ford is a conservationist. National Geographic magazine did an interview with him about his work.

... that Harrison Ford was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine in 1998.

... we like to watch our favorite star's first movie appearance to see if we could spot that special something that is going to spark their careers. Here is Harrison Ford in his first role in 1966 in Dead Heat on a Merry Go Round. We love his sincerity.




... Here's the Question: Is Harrison Ford grumpy? Here's the Answer:




Harrison Ford On Location


Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Harrison Ford is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.

Mann's Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA
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Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Harrison Ford's star:

Walk of Fame Star
(Motion Pictures)

6665 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA







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Crossing Over


Jack Trainer ( Working Girl ):

"You're the first woman I've seen at one of these damn things that dresses like a woman."




How many times has Harrison Ford been nominated for an Academy Award?

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