HARRISON FORD

 

 

Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard in the film Blade Runner

 

Date of birth 13 July 1942


Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nickname Harry

Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

 

Arguably the most bankable movie star ever, Harrison Ford came into his success relatively late in life, now arguably the most bankable movie star ever.

 He grew up in the Chicago suburbs of Park Ridge and Morton Grove, where his father was an advertising executive, producer of TV commercials, and sometime radio actor.

Harrison was not a particularly bright student and decided that drama was the way to go. after discovering it in college.  He made his way to Hollywood in 1964 with his college sweetheart and new wife, Mary Marquardt.   He soon became discouraged, and he turned to a career in professional carpentry.

Harrison, in 1977 got success with the role of Han Solo in Star Wars, followed four years later with  Raiders of the Lost Ark.  In 1982 he stared in the film Blade Runner.

Harrison was given a Golden Globe nomination for the part of Dr. Richard Kimble in The Fugitive (1993). He is clearly a well- established Hollywood superstar. He also maintains an 800-acre ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

 

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