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Harrison Ford gets an offer to star in 'Blade Runner' sequel

Harrison Ford gets an offer to star in 'Blade Runner' sequel

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) --The producers of the long-gestating sequel to the science-fiction classic "Blade Runner" say they want Harrison Ford to star in it.
Karen Butler
Carrie Fisher loses 40 pounds preparing for 'Star Wars' sequel

Carrie Fisher loses 40 pounds preparing for 'Star Wars' sequel

LOS ANGELES, May 12 (UPI) --Debbie Reynolds says her daughter, Carrie Fisher, has lost 40 pounds in preparation for her role in Star Wars: Episode VII.
Karen Butler
'Star Wars: Episode VII' announces official cast

'Star Wars: Episode VII' announces official cast

SAN FRANCISCO, April 29 (UPI) -- "Star Wars: Episode VII" revealed its official cast Tuesday, and confirmed that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will return for the new movie.
Annie Martin
Original 'Star Wars' trio spotted in London as 'Episode VII' filming is about to start

Original 'Star Wars' trio spotted in London as 'Episode VII' filming is about to start

LONDON, April 28 (UPI) -- Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill were in London over the weekend, just ahead of the May start date for filming on "Star Wars: Episode VII."
Kate Stanton
Nick Lachey discusses brother's autism for the first time

Nick Lachey discusses brother's autism for the first time

LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- Nick Lachey opened up about his 19-year-old brother's autism a week after he launched the Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction to raise awareness for autism.
Veronica Linares
'Star Wars: Episode VII' begins filming

'Star Wars: Episode VII' begins filming

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Production on "Star Wars: Episode VII" began last week, and the cast is almost completely assembled.
Annie Martin
Stallone, Gibson, Banderas and Schwarzenegger star in new 'Expendables 3' posters

Stallone, Gibson, Banderas and Schwarzenegger star in new 'Expendables 3' posters

April 2 (UPI) -- Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas and Arnold Schwarzenegger are among the sixteen stars featured in new posters for the "Expendables 3" movie.
Annie Martin
'Indiana Jones' producer denies Bradley Cooper reboot rumors

'Indiana Jones' producer denies Bradley Cooper reboot rumors

March 26 (UPI) -- Bradley Cooper was rumored to replace Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in a reboot of the popular action franchise.
Kate Stanton
Future 'Indiana Jones' movies may recast Bradley Cooper as Indy

Future 'Indiana Jones' movies may recast Bradley Cooper as Indy

March 26 (UPI) -- Bradley Cooper may replace Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in future movies.
Annie Martin
'Star Wars: Episode VII' to take place 30 years after 'Return of the Jedi'

'Star Wars: Episode VII' to take place 30 years after 'Return of the Jedi'

March 18 (UPI) -- Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first official plot details of J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars" film.
Kate Stanton
Lupita Nyong'o reportedly in talks for 'Star Wars' lead

Lupita Nyong'o reportedly in talks for 'Star Wars' lead

March 16 (UPI) -- Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o has supposedly met with "Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams.
Kate Stanton
'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Emma Watson steps out with beau Matthew Janney before Oscars gig

Emma Watson steps out with beau Matthew Janney before Oscars gig

LONDON , Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Emma Watson and her rugby player boyfriend Matthew Janney were spotted together in London over the weekend.
Veronica Linares
Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Mark Hamill won't confirm 'Star Wars' return in Reddit AMA

Mark Hamill won't confirm 'Star Wars' return in Reddit AMA

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The original "Star Wars" actor answered fan questions during a Reddit Q&A session on Wednesday.
Kate Stanton
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Actor Harrison Ford attends the premiere of the film "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" in Tokyo, Japan, on June 5, 2008. (UPI Photo/Keizo Mori)
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Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American film actor and producer. He is famous for his performances as Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy and as the title character of the Indiana Jones film series. Ford is also known for his roles as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner, John Book in Witness and Jack Ryan in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. His four-decade career also includes roles in several other Hollywood blockbusters, including Presumed Innocent, The Fugitive, Air Force One, and What Lies Beneath. At one point, three of the top five box-office hits of all time included one of his roles. Five of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry.

In 1997, Ford was ranked No.1 in Empire's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. As of July 2008, the United States domestic box office grosses of Ford's films total almost US$3.4 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $6 billion, making Ford the third highest grossing U.S. domestic box-office star. Ford is the husband of actress Calista Flockhart.

Ford was born July 13, 1942, at Chicago, Illinois' Swedish Covenant Hospital, to Dorothy (née Dora Nidelman), a homemaker and former radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an advertising executive and a former actor. A younger brother, Terence, was born in 1945. Ford's paternal grandparents, John Fitzgerald Ford and Florence Veronica Niehaus, were of Irish Catholic and German descent, respectively. Ford's maternal grandparents, Harry Nidelman and Anna Lifschutz, were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus (at that time a part of the Russian Empire). When asked in which religion he was raised, Ford has jokingly responded, "Democrat." He has also said that he feels "Irish as a person, but I feel Jewish as an actor."

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