up close with ... HARRISON FORD.
Started acting while at Ripon College, Wisconsin, and after dropping out he signed a contract with Columbia and later Universal. Made ends meet as a carpenter and earned a reputation as one of the best cabinet-makers in Los Angeles. He made his big-screen debut in the 1966 James Coburn offering Dead Heat On a Merry-Go-Round.
Career Ford made American Graffiti with director George Lucas, then reunited with him for Star Wars, which made both their names. He reprised his role of dashing space pirate Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. His role as intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark and its sequels cemented his position as one of the world's bestloved heroes. He was Oscar-nominated for Peter Weir's thriller Witness. He worked with the director again on flop 1986 project The Mosquito Coast, which remains one of his favourite movies. Other notable projects include The Fugitive, Blade Runner, Working Girl and Patriot Games.
Love life Divorced from Mary Marquardt and ET screenwriter Melissa Mathison. He's now engaged to actress Calista Flockhart.
Don't mention Syriana.
He's turned down many roles during his career, but Ford claims that refusing to play Bob Barnes (later played by Oscar-winning George Clooney) in the movie is one of the few decisions he regrets.
Quote "It's very little trouble for me to accommodate my fans, unless I'm actually taking a pee at the time."
Harrison Ford appears on Random Hearts, tonight, Five, 6pm
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Apr 11, 2009|
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