Harrison Ford’s biography; Facts, Family, Career

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Harrison Ford is one of the most beloved and well-known actors in the world. However, when he was young he struggled a lot to succeed on the big screen, in fact he gave up his dream of being an actor and began working as a carpenter… until George Lucas appeared in his life. It’s time to hear a summary of Harrison Ford’s biography.

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Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. He was the son of Christopher Ford (an entrepreneur and actor) and Dorothy Nidelman (radio announcer and housewife). He has a younger brother named Terence, who was born three years after him.

From an early age you could see that Harrison was a very restless person who enjoyed doing outdoor activities. When asked what he wanted to be when he was older, he always answered that biologist or farmer.

He didn’t excel in sports, nor did he excel at getting good grades in class. He was also a little rebellious, in fact, he was expelled from the University of Wisconsin for not wanting to cut his hair. When he was in college, he took the opportunity to join a theater group.

He later moved to Los Angeles with the idea of becoming a famous actor; he was accompanied on such an adventure by his wife Mary Marquardt. In his first role he had barely a sentence, and yet the production company that hired him (Columbia Pictures) decided to dispense with it as they saw no potential to succeed in the world of cinema. Meanwhile, the young Harrison Ford worked as a pizza maker and in his spare time studied cabinetmaking and later worked as a carpenter.

A few years later he was introduced to George Lucas, ayoung director who had barely made his first pinitos on the big screen. George Lucas decides to trust him and gives him a role in the film he was working on, American Graffiti. The film was a resounding success and manages to raise more than $21 million at the box office. Despite that, Harrison decides to continue working as a carpenter.

He would definitely make a name for his role as Martin Stett in Francis Ford Coppola’sfilm The Conversation. It was initially spoken that he was going to play another role, but at the last minute they gave that character to Gene Hackman.

It wasn’t until 1976 when George Lucas would offer to play Han Solo in the mythical Star Wars film. At that time he left his job as a carpenter as he went on to collect a salary of $650,000. Following the film’s box office success, it was confirmed that there would be two more sequels and that Ford would continue in his role as Han Solo.

In 2015 he played Han Solo for the last time in the Star Wars film The Force Awakens. In that film his character died at the hands of Kylo Ren, the new villain of the saga played by Adam Driver.

In 1981 Steven Spielberg offered him the role of his life, playing a teacher and archaeologist who in his spare time served as a hero alongside his characteristic hat and whip: Indiana Jones.

The filming of the film was very demanding for the entire team but especially for Ford. However, this effort was more than made up for as Indiana Jones is now one of the most supporting sagas in the world. Another major part of his career was in the film Blade Runner. In it Ford takes on the skin of a private detective who has very cynical humor, Rick Deckard.

 

He later moved to Los Angeles with the idea of becoming a famous actor; he was accompanied on such an adventure by his wife Mary Marquardt. In his first role he had barely a sentence, and yet the production company that hired him (Columbia Pictures) decided to dispense with it as they saw no potential to succeed in the world of cinema. Meanwhile, the young Harrison Ford worked as a pizza maker and in his spare time studied cabinetmaking and later worked as a carpenter.

A few years later he was introduced to George Lucas, a young director who had barely made his first pinitos on the big screen. George Lucas decides to trust him and gives him a role in the film he was working on, American Graffiti. The film was a resounding success and manages to raise more than $21 million at the box office. Despite that, Harrison decides to continue working as a carpenter.

Harrison Ford is one of the most recognized players worldwide, however the film industry has always denied him the most important award: the Academy Award for Best Actor. As compensation, in 2003 he was named a star on the legendary Hollywood walk of fame.

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