It would be difficult to find a film-aware person who does not know who Harrison Ford is. The American actor has already proven himself with his longevity. In fact, Ford made it to the number 1 position in Empireís Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time in 1997. After all, the Indiana Jones starís movie earnings grossed a total of 3.4 billion dollars in the United States alone. This means that it is not a surprise that Ford has earned production companies up to 6 billion dollars in total for worldwide release of his films. He is only the third highest domestic grossing star to date. Harrison Ford did have some acting in his blood. His mother, Dorothy Nidelman was a homemaker and radio actress. His father, Christopher Ford was a former actor who worked as an advertising executive. Harrison was born to this couple on July 13, 1942 in Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago. The Ford-Nidelman union had made Ford a combination of German, Catholic Irish and Soviet Jew in ancestry. The actor makes light of his race and religion.
In Fordís early attempts in acting, he did not always succeed. In 1964, he even got turned down for voice over roles. His first couple of roles in films in 1966 and 1967 was not even credited. In 1967, he started a series of television roles. It was, however, his first venture with a huge franchise that got the world talking about Harrison Ford. He starred as Hans Solo in 1977ís Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. From then on, landing big roles had become effortless to the Hollywood icon. As for his personal life, the twice divorced Ford is currently engaged to Calista Flockhart.
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