10 best movies of Hollywood actor: Harrison Ford

Hollywood actor Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford was born July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois (USA) and just celebrated his 68th birthday. He began his acting career in 1966 (44 years ago) and is best known in film as an action adventure hero. He started down that path with his swaggering portrayal of Hans Solo in the 1970s epic Star Wars trilogy. Unlike his co-stars, Ford would go on to land the kinds of roles that would allow him to leave Hans behind. The role he is probably best known for, is that of the intrepid archaeologist, Indiana Jones. He is ranked amongst Empire’s Top 100 Film Stars and Ford’s films have, thus far, have earned a cumulative worldwide gross income of over six billion dollars. Ford openly admits he only took drama courses during his junior year of college in order to meet women. What else would you expect from Indiana Jones?

Much of Harrison Ford’s success has been attributed to his ability to make connections. Early in his career, he was befriended by a director/producer named Steven Spielberg and later, by another, Francis Ford Coppola. With friends like these willing to put you in their films, you have to have talent. Oddly, he met both while doing carpentry work at their respective homes. Talented with a hammer and with a grin the camera loved, his film career began with a hit (American Grafitti in1973) and the hits, for Ford, just kept coming.

Even superstars like Ford have down times. He went through a series of depressingly bad movies from 1998 – 2006 (Six Days/Seven Nights, Random Hearts, Hollywood Homicide, etc.). This led many to believe that he’d used up his star power. Not so. He came back with a sleeper hit in the film, What Lies Beneath, in 2000. He followed that with a few better received films and a comeback as, who else, Indiana Jones in the fourth movie in that series, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. With the release of Extraordinary Measures in 2010 and still more work on tap, Ford shows no sign of being ready to retire. He even indicates that he’s ready to don hat and whip for another Indiana Jones film, if it doesn’t take too long for the opportunity to arise.

While Harrison Ford’s work has earned almost unbelievable sums of money at the box office, his fortune in the award market is less. He did win the Saturn Award for Best Actor for his role in Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark. He also managed People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Motion Picture Actor in 1998 for Six Days/Seven Nights, and for Favorite Movie Star for Random Hearts in 1999. He has received several nominations for major awards including Academy Awards, BAFTA, Golden Globes, etc.

Selected Filmography of Harrison Ford: Strap in and get ready for some adventure! Here are my top-ten favorite fast-paced Harrison Ford films:
1. Star Wars
2. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
3. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
4. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
5. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
6. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
8. The Fugitive
9. Air Force One
10. Clear and Present Danger

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One Comment

  1. Alice Knarr
    Posted September 22, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    Is there a Jack Ryan Movie where there is both his daughter and son? In Patriot Games , the wife is pregnant. what was the next Jack Ryan film? Thank you.

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