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Also Known As: Harrison J. Ford Died:
Born: July 13, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ... actor carpenter


Once deemed the highest-grossing actor of all time, Harrison Ford almost languished in thankless walk-on roles when he began his career in the early 1960s. Instead of accepting any role that came along, Ford was picky about his choices right from the start, despite a severe lack of Hollywood clout. While he made ends meet as a carpenter, Ford patiently pursued his career - even turning down several roles over the objections of his manager. But his persistence paid off with a memorable supporting role in "American Graffiti" (1973), George Lucas' 1960s coming-of-age tale. His struggle continued throughout the mid-1970s until Lucas reluctantly cast him as the cocky space pirate Han Solo in "Star Wars" (1977). From that moment on, Ford struggled no more, taking on some of the biggest movies of the 1980s, including genre classics "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) and "Blade Runner" (1982), as well as the finely crafted "Witness" (1985). By the time he starred in the heart-pounding thriller "The Fugitive" (1993), Ford was widely recognized as being one of the biggest stars in the world and the sole throwback to Golden Age swashbucklers like Clark Gable and Errol Flynn. Despite a few duds like "The Devil's Own" (1997), "Hollywood Homicide" (2003) and "Firewall" (2006) on his résumé, Ford continued to remain a top box office draw while remaining relevant with a new generation of fans.

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