Harrison Ford

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Harrison Ford

Ford in 2007
Born July 13, 1942 (1942-07-13) (age 71)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Residence Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Education Maine East High School
Alma mater Ripon College
Occupation Actor
producer
Years active 1966–present
Known for Han Solo in the Star Wars trilogy,
Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones movie series,
James Marshall in Air Force One,
Dr. Richard David Kimble in The Fugitive
Home town Chicago, Illinois
Spouse Mary Marquardt
(1964–1979; divorced)
Melissa Mathison
(1983–2004; divorced)
Calista Flockhart (2010–present)
Children With Marquardt:
Benjamin Ford,
Willard Ford,
With Mathison:
Malcolm Ford,
Georgia Ford
Awards Saturn Award (1987),
Bambie Award (1997)

Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American movie actor and producer. He is famous for his roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones movie series. He won an Saturn Award in 1981 and an Bambie Award in 1997. He has recently stared in Cowboys and Aliens and in 42.

Early life[change | edit source]

Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. to an Irish-German-Russian-Jewish ancestry.[1][2] He studied at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois and at Ripon College in Wisconsin.

Career[change | edit source]

Before his career as actor, he worked as a carpenter. He is one of the most successful actors in the world. His movies have made a worldwide profit of US $5.65 billion. He is most known for his roles as Han Solo from Star Wars and as Indiana Jones in all four Indiana Jones movies. Since then he formed a career relationship with both Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.

Personal life[change | edit source]

Ford was married to Mary Marquardt from 1964 until they divorced in 1979. Then he was married to Melissa Mathison from 1983 until they divorced in 2004. Then he was married to Calista Flockhart since 2010. He has two sons, Benjamin and Willard with Marquardt and a son, Malcolm and a daughter, Georgia with Mathison. Ford now lives in Los Angeles, California.

Political views[change | edit source]

Like his parents, Ford is a lifelong Democrat,[3] and a close friend of former President Bill Clinton.[2]

Movies[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Harrison Ford". Digital Hit Entertainment. http://www.digitalhit.com/cr/harrisonford/. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Harrison Ford: Biography". Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000148/bio. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  3. "2008 Presidential Donor Watch". Newsmeat. http://www.newsmeat.com/. Retrieved May 23, 2008.

Other websites[change | edit source]

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