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Who is Harrison Ford?

by Ratan Srivastava
Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford is indeed an actor from the United States. As of 2020, his films have grossed over $5.4 billion in the United States, including global grosses over $9.3 billion, putting him at No. 7 on the list of the highest-grossing domestic box office actors of all time. Ford is indeed an Academy Award nominee, a four-time Golden Globe nominee, a three-time Saturn Award winner, as well as the recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award as well as the Cecil B. DeMille Award, in additional to his box-office success.

Following a short stint in little parts as well as supporting roles, Ford rose to international prominence as Han Solo inside the epic space opera movie Star Wars (1977), a role he would reprise in four sequels within the next 42 years.

He too is known to play Indiana Jones inside the Indiana Jones movie series, which began well with the action movie Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and then for portraying other protagonists in different companies, greatest noticeably Rick Deckard inside the dystopian science fiction movies Blade Runner (1982) as well as Blade Runner 2049 (2017), and Tom Clancy’s spy thriller character Jack Ryan in Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (2017).  He has worked with some of the most prominent and important filmmakers of his time, including George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Peter Weir, Roman Polanski, and Mike Nichols, during the course of his six-decade career.

Other movies wherein Ford has played heroic characters include Witness (1985), for which he got his lone Academy Award nomination, The Fugitive (1993), and Air Force One (1995). In movies like the coming-of-age comedy-drama American Graffiti (1973), the conspiracy thriller The Conversation (1974), the survival drama The Mosquito Coast (1986), the legal drama Presumed Innocent (1990), as well as the supernatural suspense thriller What Lies Beneath (1991), he played morally ambiguous as well as darker characters (2000). Throughout his career, Ford has acted in a number of romantic comedies and dramas, including Heroes (1977), Working Girl (1988), Sabrina (1995), Six Days, Seven Nights (1998), Random Hearts (1999), Morning Glory (2010), and The Age of Adaline (2010).

Ford is a qualified pilot who has frequently supported the emergency services in rescue operations near his home in Wyoming when he is not performing. He is also a committed environmentalist, having served as Conservation International’s initial Vice-Chair since 1991.

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