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One of the highest-paid and best-known leading men in American movies, Harrison Ford has put his mark on two great franchises: the first Star Wars trilogy and the Indiana Jones series. Born July 13, 1942, in Chicago, Ill., Ford flunked out of college and went to Hollywood, where he played small roles in a succession of small movies.

George Lucas cast him in American Graffiti (1973), but it wasn't until the unlikely box office hit Star Wars (1977) that he quit his day job as a carpenter. Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) established him firmly as the thinking person's action hero, a position he stayed with through the Star Wars and Indiana Jones sequels.

Other memorable performances include Blade Runner (1982), Witness (1985) -- which earned him a Best Actor nomination -- Working Girl (1988), Presumed Innocent (1990), The Fugitive (1993) and What Lies Beneath (2000).

Harrison Ford in Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

2015 PG-13

Extending the Star Wars epic's historical arc and set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, this full-throttle adventure features familiar faces and new characters, including planetary scavenger Rey and incomparable X-wing pilot Poe.

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  • Harrison Ford in Ender's Game Ender's Game
  • Harrison Ford in Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Harrison Ford in Star Wars: Episode V: Empire Strikes Back Star Wars: Episode V: Empire Strikes Back
  • Harrison Ford in Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Harrison Ford in Clear and Present Danger Clear and Present Danger
  • Harrison Ford in Cowboys & Aliens Cowboys & Aliens
  • Harrison Ford in The Expendables 3 The Expendables 3
  • Harrison Ford in 42 42
  • Harrison Ford in The Conversation The Conversation
  • Harrison Ford in Extraordinary Measures Extraordinary Measures
  • Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones/Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Indiana Jones/Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Harrison Ford in Apocalypse Now / Apocalypse Now Redux Apocalypse Now / Apocalypse Now Redux
  • Harrison Ford in The Devil's Own The Devil's Own
  • Harrison Ford in The Fugitive The Fugitive
  • Harrison Ford in Hanover Street Hanover Street
  • Harrison Ford in The Frisco Kid The Frisco Kid
  • Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Harrison Ford in American Graffiti American Graffiti
  • Harrison Ford in Blade Runner: Theatrical & Director's Cut Blade Runner: Theatrical & Director's Cut
  • Harrison Ford in Witness Witness
  • Harrison Ford in Air Force One Air Force One
  • Harrison Ford in Force 10 from Navarone Force 10 from Navarone
  • Harrison Ford in Blade Runner: The Final Cut Blade Runner: The Final Cut
  • Harrison Ford in Paranoia Paranoia
  • Harrison Ford in Morning Glory Morning Glory
  • Harrison Ford in The Mosquito Coast The Mosquito Coast
  • Harrison Ford in Sabrina Sabrina
  • Harrison Ford in Apocalypse Now Redux Apocalypse Now Redux
  • Harrison Ford in Working Girl Working Girl
  • Harrison Ford in Presumed Innocent Presumed Innocent
  • Harrison Ford in Regarding Henry Regarding Henry
  • Harrison Ford in Patriot Games Patriot Games
  • Harrison Ford in Frantic Frantic
  • Harrison Ford in Yankee Doodle Dandy Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Harrison Ford in Six Days, Seven Nights Six Days, Seven Nights
  • Harrison Ford in Hearts of Darkness Hearts of Darkness
  • Harrison Ford in K-19: The Widowmaker K-19: The Widowmaker
  • Harrison Ford in What Lies Beneath What Lies Beneath
  • Harrison Ford in Crossing Over Crossing Over
  • Harrison Ford in Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round
  • Harrison Ford in Random Hearts Random Hearts
  • Harrison Ford in Hollywood Homicide Hollywood Homicide
  • Harrison Ford in Firewall Firewall
  • Harrison Ford in Heroes Heroes
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