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HARRISON FORD (Rick Deckard) has starred in some of the most
successful and acclaimed films in cinema history, including the landmark "Star
Wars" and "Indiana Jones" franchises and a total of eight Best Picture
Oscar-nominated movies. Ford has garnered a number of Best Actor Award honors,
including Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for Peter
Weir's "Witness," and another Golden Globe nod for "The Mosquito Coast," also
directed by Weir.
Over the course of his illustrious career, Ford has also been repeatedly
honored for his contributions to the film industry, including the British
Academy of Film and Television Arts' Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award, the
Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the American
Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2000. In 1994, the National
Association of Theater Owners named him the Box Office Star of the Century.
Ford was last seen reprising his role as Han Solo in "Star Wars Episode VII:
The Force Awakens," directed by J.J. Abrams. The film broke multiple box office
records, including highestgrossing domestic film of all time.
A native of Chicago, Ford launched his film career in 1973 with the
breakthrough role of hot-rodder Bob Falfa in George Lucas's seminal hit,
"American Graffiti." Four years later, he reunited with Lucas to play the iconic
role of Han Solo in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope." The sci-fi epic earned
12 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and went on to become the
top-grossing film in history, a record it held for 20 years. Ford reprised the
role of Han Solo in the sequels "The Empire Strikes Back" and "The Return of the
In 1981, Ford created another legendary screen character, Indiana Jones, in
Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated mega-hit "Raiders of the Lost Ark." During
the 1980s, he starred in the blockbuster sequels "Indiana Jones and the Temple
of Doom" and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." In 2008, he returned to the
title role in the hugely successful "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the
Crystal Skull." In 2019, he will return in the fifth installment of the series.
Ford's many other film credits include Francis Ford Coppola's Oscar-nominated
features "The Conversation" and "Apocalypse Now"; Ridley Scott's 1982 science
fiction classic "Blade Runner"; Roman Polanski's "Frantic"; Mike Nichols'
Oscar-nominated romantic comedy "Working Girl"; the title role in the
Nichols-directed drama "Regarding Henry"; Alan J. Pakula's "Presumed Innocent";
Philip Noyce's "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger," both based on the
Tom Clancy bestsellers; Wolfgang Petersen's "Air Force One"; Robert Zemeckis's
"What Lies Beneath"; Kathryn Bigelow's "K-19: The Widowmaker," which he also
executive produced; Roger Michell's "Morning Glory"; Jon Favreau's "Cowboys &
Aliens"; Brian Helgeland's "42"; Lee Toland Krieger's "Age of Adaline"; and
Gavin Hood's "Ender's Game."
Ford has been a member of the board of directors of Conservation
International for more than 25 years. An American nonprofit conservation
organization, it works to protect nature internationally.
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