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:
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
89 Blade Runner Jun 25, 1982 Rick Deckard 8.9
85 Raiders of the Lost Ark Jun 12, 1981 Indiana Jones / Indy 8.9
81 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back May 21, 1980 Han Solo 9.0
92 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope May 25, 1977 Han Solo 8.7
86 The Conversation Apr 7, 1974 Martin Stett 8.7
59 Milius TBA Himself tbd

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