THE CALL OF THE WILD
HARRISON FORD (John Thornton) 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
nominations, including one Academy
Award, three Golden Globe Awards and one BAFTA Award.
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 is set to executive produce and star in Annapurna's drama series "The
Staircase," a docuseries following the
murder trial of Michael Peterson. Antonio Campos will also serve as an executive
producer. Ford is also set to
reprise his role as Indiana Jones for a fifth film directed by Steven Spielberg
In his first animated role, Ford most recently voiced the no-nonsense farm
dog Rooster in Universal Pictures'
"The Secret Life of Pets 2" with Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. Ford was also
seen alongside Ryan Gosling
in "Blade Runner 2049," the sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 science fiction
classic "Blade Runner," in which he
starred. He reprised his role as Han Solo in Disney's "Star Wars: The Force
Awakens," directed by J.J. Abrams. The
film broke multiple box-office records including highest-grossing 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' seminal hit "American Graffiti." Four years later, he reunited
with Lucas to play the iconic role of
Han Solo in "Star Wars: A New Hope." The sci-fi epic earned 10 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 "Return of the Jedi."
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."
Ford's many other film credits include Francis Ford Coppola's
Oscar-nominated features "The Conversation" and
"Apocalypse Now"; Mike Nichols' Oscar-nominated romantic comedy "Working Girl";
the title role in the Nichols directed drama "Regarding Henry"; Alan J. Pakula's
"Presumed Innocent" and "The Devil's Own"; Phillip Noyce's
"Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger," both based on Tom Clancy
best-sellers; Wolfgang Petersen's
"Air Force One"; Robert Zemeckis' "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"; Robert Luketic's
"Paranoia"; Brian Helgeland's "42"; Lee Toland Krieger's "The Age of Adaline";
and Gavin Hood's "Ender's Game."
Ford currently serves as vice chairman of the board of directors for
Conservation International, a nonprofit group
that protects biodiversity in trouble spots internationally. He has been a
member for over 25 years.
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