Harrison Ford

Biography: Harrison was born in Chicago in 1942. His mother Dorothy (1917-2004) was a housewife and former radio actress of Russian-Jewish stock and his father Christopher (1906-1999) was an advertising executive and former actor, of Irish Catholic stock. He has a brother named Terence.

He was a lackluster student at Maine Township High School in Park Ridge IL. After dropping out of Ripon College in Wisconsin (without a degree), where he did some acting and later summer stock (including as Mac the Knife in The Threepenny Opera), he signed a Hollywood contract with Columbia and later Universal. He started out with minor roles in movies and TV and, discouraged, he turned to a career in professional carpentry (a craft he still continues to do as a hobby). He came back big four years later, however, as Bob Falfa in American Graffiti (1973). Four years after that he hit colossal with the role of Han Solo in Star Wars (1977). He continues to be a huge box office draw, rarely featuring in a
Harrison was born in Chicago in 1942. His mother Dorothy (1917-2004) was a housewife and former radio actress of Russian-Jewish stock and his father Christopher (1906-1999) was an advertising executive and former actor, of Irish Catholic stock. He has a brother named Terence.

He was a lackluster student at Maine Township High School in Park Ridge IL. After dropping out of Ripon College in Wisconsin (without a degree), where he did some acting and later summer stock (including as Mac the Knife in The Threepenny Opera), he signed a Hollywood contract with Columbia and later Universal. He started out with minor roles in movies and TV and, discouraged, he turned to a career in professional carpentry (a craft he still continues to do as a hobby). He came back big four years later, however, as Bob Falfa in American Graffiti (1973). Four years after that he hit colossal with the role of Han Solo in Star Wars (1977). He continues to be a huge box office draw, rarely featuring in a non-protitable film.

First wife: Mary Marquardt (18 June 1964-1979) (divorced) 2 children (Benjamin (Chef/restaurateur), b. 1967, Willard (Teacher), b. 1969). Harrison and Melissa maintain a friendly relationship, with Harrison continuing to support Mary, particularly now (2008) as Mary has MS.

Second wife: Melissa Mathison (14 March 1983- 6 January 2004) (divorced) 2 children (Malcolm Craswell (Model), b. 1987 and Georgia, b. 1990). Their divorce turned out to be one of the most expensive in the history of Hollywood. As of 2007, Harrison is engaged to actress Calista Flockhart. Calista has an adopted son, Liam, whom Harrison is very close to.
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Harrison Ford's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 62
Highest Metascore: 92 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Lowest Metascore: 32 Paranoia
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 38
  2. Negative: 4 out of 38
38 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
51 The Age of Adaline Apr 24, 2015 Cast / William / William Jones / William Jones 7.3
51 Ender's Game Nov 1, 2013 Colonel Hyrum Graff / Colonel Graff / Colonel Hyrum Graff 6.6
59 Drew: The Man Behind the Poster Aug 16, 2013 Himself 8.5
50 Cowboys & Aliens Jul 29, 2011 Col. Woodrow Dolarhyde 6.0
57 Morning Glory Nov 10, 2010 Mike Pomeroy 6.7
45 Extraordinary Measures Jan 22, 2010 Executive Producer / Dr. Robert Stonehill 6.6
45 Firewall Feb 10, 2006 Jack Stanfield 7.2
47 Hollywood Homicide Jun 13, 2003 Sgt. Joe Gavilan 8.7
58 K-19: The Widowmaker Jul 19, 2002 Executive Producer 6.6
51 What Lies Beneath Jul 21, 2000 Norman Spencer 7.0
51 Six Days Seven Nights Jun 12, 1998 Quinn Harris 8.7
53 The Devil's Own Mar 26, 1997 Tom O'Meara 8.7
49 The Mosquito Coast Nov 26, 1986 Allie Fox 7.3
57 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom May 23, 1984 Indiana Jones 7.8
53 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi May 25, 1983 Han Solo 8.3
59 Milius TBA Himself tbd

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