Harrison Ford

Biography: Before Ford's rise to megastardom, he tackled bit parts in film and on TV during the '60s. But his lack of progress by the end of that decade compelled him to abandon show business and switch his focus to carpentry. (One of his projects was the entrance to Francis Ford Coppola's offices. The director later cast him in his films The Conversation and Apocalypse Now.) In the '70s Ford resumed his quest for acting success and soon landed a noticeable role in George Lucas' 1973 nostalgia-fest American Graffiti. Finally a working actor, he had turned in solid work in a string of supporting parts when Lucas asked if Ford could help out at an audition for his new project, a sci-fi saga called Star Wars, by reading the part of Han Solo opposite potential Luke Skywalkers. Ford perfectly embodied the lone laser-slinger, and Lucas eventually offered him the breakthrough role. Suddenly the Force seemed to be with Ford as he proceeded to become one of the most bankable stars ever. InBefore Ford's rise to megastardom, he tackled bit parts in film and on TV during the '60s. But his lack of progress by the end of that decade compelled him to abandon show business and switch his focus to carpentry. (One of his projects was the entrance to Francis Ford Coppola's offices. The director later cast him in his films The Conversation and Apocalypse Now.) In the '70s Ford resumed his quest for acting success and soon landed a noticeable role in George Lucas' 1973 nostalgia-fest American Graffiti. Finally a working actor, he had turned in solid work in a string of supporting parts when Lucas asked if Ford could help out at an audition for his new project, a sci-fi saga called Star Wars, by reading the part of Han Solo opposite potential Luke Skywalkers. Ford perfectly embodied the lone laser-slinger, and Lucas eventually offered him the breakthrough role. Suddenly the Force seemed to be with Ford as he proceeded to become one of the most bankable stars ever. In addition to the Star Wars franchise, he launched the Indiana Jones movies after Tom Selleck was forced to turn down the part. Ford then tackled more challenging fare when he earned his sole Oscar nod as a hard-bitten cop trying to protect an Amish boy in Witness, played an obsessive inventor in Mosquito Coast and embodied a noirish antihero in Blade Runner. And in the '90s he took over the role of CIA agent Jack Ryan from Alec Baldwin in two film adaptations of Tom Clancy novels. Ford then slowed down his pace by appearing in one big-budget flick per year. Some were hits (The Fugitive, Air Force One), and some were misfires (the romantic comedy Six Days Seven Nights, the historic thriller K-19: The Widowmaker). Several years later, Ford's fans rejoiced when he finally agreed to return to the role of everyone's favorite archaeologist in 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Off screen, Ford's marriage to his college sweetheart ended in divorce in the late '70s, as did his marriage to his second wife, E.T. screenwriter Melissa Mathison. He then began a long-term relationship with actress Calista Flockhart, 22 years his junior, in 2002, eventually tying the knot in 2010. Expand

Harrison Ford's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 61
Highest Metascore: 97 American Graffiti
Lowest Metascore: 32 Hanover Street
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 54
  2. Negative: 7 out of 54
54 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Indiana Jones 5 Jul 29, 2022 Indiana Jones / Indiana Jones tbd
47 The Call of the Wild Feb 21, 2020 John Thornton 6.2
57 Armstrong Jul 12, 2019 Narrator 7.3
55 The Secret Life of Pets 2 Jun 7, 2019 Cast / Principal Cast / Rooster 6.2
84 Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi Dec 15, 2017 Han Solo 4.3
72 Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold Oct 27, 2017 Himself - Actor/Carpenter tbd
81 Blade Runner 2049 Oct 6, 2017 Rick Deckard / Rick Deckard 8.3
80 Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Dec 18, 2015 Han Solo / Han Solo 6.8
51 The Age of Adaline Apr 24, 2015 Cast / Cast / William / William / William Jones / William Jones / William Jones / William Jones 6.2
tbd Living in the Age of Airplanes Apr 10, 2015 Narrator tbd
35 The Expendables 3 Aug 15, 2014 Cast / Max Drummer / Drummer / Max Drummer 5.8
61 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Dec 18, 2013 Cast / Mack Harken / Mack Tannen 6.3
51 Ender's Game Nov 1, 2013 Colonel Hyrum Graff / Colonel Graff / Colonel Hyrum Graff 6.6
32 Paranoia Aug 16, 2013 Cast / Jock Goddard / Jock Goddard 4.2
59 Drew: The Man Behind the Poster Aug 16, 2013 Himself 8.8
62 42 Apr 12, 2013 Branch Rickey 7.4
65 The Love We Make Nov 11, 2011 Himself 6.1
50 Cowboys & Aliens Jul 29, 2011 Col. Woodrow Dolarhyde 5.9
57 Morning Glory Nov 10, 2010 Mike Pomeroy 6.7
45 Extraordinary Measures Jan 22, 2010 Executive Producer / Dr. Robert Stonehill 6.6
38 Crossing Over Feb 27, 2009 Max Brogan 5.5
65 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull May 22, 2008 Indiana Jones 5.4
45 Firewall Feb 10, 2006 Jack Stanfield / Jack Stanfield tbd
47 Hollywood Homicide Jun 13, 2003 Sgt. Joe Gavilan 9.2
58 K-19: The Widowmaker Jul 19, 2002 Executive Producer / Executive Producer tbd
92 Apocalypse Now Redux Aug 3, 2001 Colonel Lucas 9.0
51 What Lies Beneath Jul 21, 2000 Norman Spencer 6.9
38 Random Hearts Oct 8, 1999 Dutch Van Den Broeck / Dutch Van Den Broeck tbd
51 Six Days Seven Nights Jun 12, 1998 Quinn Harris 8.4
61 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 President James Marshall / President James Marshall 8.8

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