I think it's a real opportunity to make a film as successful as the ones we've made beforeFord: I'm 'fit' enough for 'Indiana' Oct 22, 2006
Steven Spielberg and I now have a script in hand that we both like'Indiana Jones' film finally has a script Mar 16, 2006
I am not the first man who wanted to make changes in his life at 60 and I won't be the lastHarrison Ford discusses life changes Aug 01, 2005
I'd seen his work and was happy to have the opportunity to work with himHarrison Ford lightens up in cop comedy Jun 26, 2003
I'm a little bit more improvisational and less worried about how to make something workHarrison Ford lightens up in cop comedy Jun 26, 2003
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."