Harrison Ford is one of the most respected and successful actors in Hollywood today, and he has been around for about six decades. The 75-year-old veteran has graced the screens for decades, bringing moments of magic with him. His roles as Hans Solo in the Star Wars franchise and as the main character in the Indiana Jones film series immediately come to mind.
More recently, he starred in Ender’s Game (2013) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017), a sequel to the 1982 film Blade Runner, and his films have grossed over $6 billion worldwide.
Harrison Ford Wiki
Harrison Ford was born in Chicago, Illinois, on July 31, 1942. His father, Christopher Ford, was an advertising specialist, and his mother, Dorothy Ford, was a former radio actress. Harrison was an active member of the Boy Scouts and rose to the rank of a Boy Scout, which is why Steven Spielberg cast the young Indiana Jones as a scout in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Harrison Ford attended Maine East High School in Park Ridge, where he became the school’s first spokesman for the new radio station. In his senior year, he was also the school’s first sports reporter, after which he graduated in 1960. He discovered his love of acting in his final year at Ripon College in Wisconsin when he attended an acting class to overcome his shyness and has remained fascinated by acting ever since.
But he didn’t have immediate success in his career. Harrison attended a summer camp season in Wisconsin in 1964. This was followed by small roles in unappreciated movies in 1966 and 1967, and he was finally recognized in the credits of the 1967 movie A Time For Killing. In the ’60s and 70’s he continued to play these supporting roles and even had to become a professional carpenter as a self-taught carpenter to provide for his wife and two sons at that time.
Harrison Ford finally broke through with his first leading role in Star Wars in 1977. He was originally hired to read the lines for the actors who were to audition for the movie. But he succeeded so well that filmmaker George Lucas cast him for the movie instead. The rest is, as they say, history.
Harrison Ford’s Wife, Children, Height
The 1.85 m tall actor has a rather large family tree, and we are only talking about a nuclear morel. Harrison Ford has been married twice before. His first wife, Mary Marquardt, was married to him in 1964 before he became famous. They were together for 14 years and had two sons, Benjamin and Willard before they separated in 1979. Reports suggest that his growing fame may have had something to do with it.
Harrison soon met his second wife, Melissa Mathison, a screenwriter. He married her in 1983 in a Santa Monica courthouse and they had two children, Malcolm and Georgia, who both inherited Harrison’s art and entertainment genes. Malcolm is a member of a music band and his sister Georgia is an actress. The marriage officially ended in 2004 after they had been separated for almost three years. Melissa died of neuroendocrine cancer in 2015 at the age of 65.
In 2010, Harrison Ford made his third marriage to Calista Flockhart after having been with her for almost a decade. The 53-year-old multiple Emmy Award nominee came into a relationship with her adopted son Liam Flockhart, whom Ford describes as an unexpected joy.
Harrison Ford loves to keep his family together and showed this in November 2015 when he reunited with his two children Malcolm and Georgia, just weeks after their mother and his second wife Melissa Mathison lost the battle against cancer. He met with them at a dinner on Via Veneto in San Francisco. He showed up with his wife, Calista Flockhart. Ford has no known daughter, as all of his four children are male.
Is Harrison Ford Dead?
Harrison Ford is now part of the Internet’s league of “dead celebrities”. Recently, a Facebook page appeared with a post that read “R.I.P. Harrison Ford.” The page was visited by almost a million people who commented on their condolence messages on the page. However, this made a large part of Harrison Ford fans angry, as they claimed it was a hoax.
Finally, on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, its representatives confirmed that Harrison Ford was alive and well. He is one of the best of his contemporaries, and there is still much to be expected from him.