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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 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.
... 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 SEE MAP
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.