Updated: Jul 4
Birthday: July 13th 1942
Harrison Ford is an American actor. He has been a leading man in films of several genres and is regarded as an American cultural icon. His films have grossed more than $5.4 billion in North America and more than $9.3 billion worldwide. He is the recipient of various accolades, including the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2000, the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2002, an Honorary César in 2010 and an Honorary Palme d'Or in 2023 in addition to an Academy Award nomination.
After playing minor roles in such films as American Graffiti (1973) and The Conversation (1974), Ford gained worldwide fame for his starring role as Han Solo in the epic space opera film Star Wars (1977), a role he reprised in four sequels. The multimedia franchise became a global cultural phenomenon. He is also known for his portrayal of the titular character in the popular media franchise Indiana Jones, beginning with the action-adventure film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981); he reprised that role in four sequels.
Ford received his only Academy Award for Best Actor nomination for playing a detective in the thriller Witness (1985). He played other heroic characters in films such as Cowboys & Aliens (2011), as well as morally complex roles in The Mosquito Coast (1986) and 42 (2013). Ford also starred in the romantic films Sabrina (1995), Six Days, Seven Nights (1998), Morning Glory (2010), and The Age of Adaline (2015).
TOP 10 HARRISON FORD MOVIES...
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - #134 - ★★★★
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) - #199 - ★★★★
American Graffiti (1973) - #408 - ★★★★
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) - #412 - ★★★★
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) - #425 - ★★★★
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) - #521 - ★★★
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) - #524 - ★★★
WHERE TO WATCH HARRISON FORD THIS WEEK...
FILMS: Indiana Jones Series (1981 - 2008)
Saturday 1st - Tuesday 4th July, Film4 + Streaming Disney+
Action adventure starring Ford and Karen Allen. Indiana Jones's outrageous exploits take him around the world in search of the legendary Ark of the Covenant, a religious artefact of unspeakable power wanted by the Nazis. With the help of an old flame, Indy takes on his enemies in a terrifying and death-defying battle to the finish.
The 3 sequels follow plus the latest movie, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is in cinemas now.
FILMS: Star Wars Series (1977-1983) / Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Jan (Age 11) - ★★★★
"I think episode 4 A New Hope is equally as episode 1 The Phantom Menace. The only thing I did not like was the slow lightsaber fights. They were quite uneventful compared to the first three movies. For a 46 year old movie it was brilliant. My favourite part was Han solos and Luke's time on the Death star. My favourite character was Han solo as he was funny and really enjoyable to watch. Obi wan Kenobi saving Luke was also good, his death shocked me. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes anything similar to Jumanji."
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Jan (Age 11) - ★★★★1/2
"Brilliant movie, loved everything about it, apart from the start - which I did not enjoy as much. Yoda was my favourite character, as he is an energetic 800 year old jedi master. Han solo getting turned to stone (while still being alive) shocked me, as he was another amazing character. Luke Skywalker first being told that Darth Vader was his father was another brilliant part of the movie. This movie was better than episode 4 because the lightsaber fights were improved."
Jan (Age 11) - ★★★★★
"Best Star Wars movie I have seen so far! The highlights for me were; Yoda's death, Han solo returning to life after being frozen by Jabba, Luke first getting told that Leia is his sister, Luke Vs Darth Vader, the war on the battle on the moon of endor, the emperor's death, aniken Skywalkers (Darth Vader's) death, and the death stars explosion. Every part of this movie was perfect. Han, Leia, Chewbacca, Luke, Lando, Yoda, Aniken Skywalker (Darth Vader), and the cute little furballs on the moon of endor (they were my favourite). I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes avengers or marvel or similar. I hope Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens is just as good!"
The Expendables 3 (2014) - Thursday 6th July, Sky Cinema Hits, 10:30pm