Born: 13 July 1942
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Best Known As: The star of the Indiana Jones films
Harrison Ford starred in two of the biggest box office successes of the 20th century: as Han Solo in George Lucas's Star Wars series and as Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, directed by Steven Spielberg). He also starred with Ron Howard in American Graffiti (1973), appeared in the Francis Ford Coppola films The Conversation (1974) and Apocalypse Now (1979), and played an android-hunting cop in the sci-fi classic Blade Runner (1982, with Daryl Hannah). The remarkable string of hits made him the biggest movie star of his era. (In 1994 the National Association of Theater Owners named him the "Star of the Century.") Ford also played the heroic Jack Ryan in Patriot Games (1992) and A Clear and Present Danger (1994), action films based on novels by Tom Clancy. Although he has never won an Oscar, Ford was nominated for his performance in Witness (1985) and in 2000 was given a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. Some of his other films are Six Days Seven Nights (1998), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002, with Liam Neeson) and Hollywood Homicide (2003, co-starring Josh Hartnett).
Ford married Melissa Mathieson, the co-writer of Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, in 1983; the couple separated in 2001 and Ford has since been romantically linked with actor Calista Flockhart... The role of Jack Ryan was played by Alec Baldwin in The Hunt for Red October (1990), the first film in the Clancy series; Ben Affleck took over the role for The Sum of All Fears (2002).
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