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Harrison Ford

Proposed to new girlfriend Calista Flockhard on Christmas day, 2002.
 
Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
 
Listed in the 2001 Guinness Book of Records as the richest male actor.
 
Famous for playing Han Solo in "Star Wars" and Indiana Jones
 
Harrison Ford: (when asked if he believes in "the Force") I think the Force is in you. Force yourself.
 
Harrison Ford: (on the appeal of Indiana Jones) Indy is always getting in way over his head and just barely getting out by the skin of his teeth.
 
Harrison Ford: Whoever had the bright idea of putting Indiana Jones in a leather jacket and a fedora in the jungle ought to be dragged into the street and shot.
 
Harrison Ford: (on George Lucas) He doesn't really understand the nature of acting. He's like 'It's right there, it's right there. I wrote it, it's there, just do it.' But you can't just do it that easily.
 
Harrison Ford: (on Blade Runner (1982) It could have been so much more than a cult movie.
 
Harrison Ford: (explaining that Indiana Jones was not the same character as Han Solo) Different clothes, different character. That's how I feel about it.
 
Harrison Ford: (when asked if he would ever play Han Solo again) No, because I have outgrown that character.
 
Harrison Ford: There have been times in my life when I have felt I was lonely, but I don't think you want to live your life in order to mitigate against loneliness.
 
Harrison Ford: (on what made him choose acting as a profession) Failure in all other fields.
 
Harrison Ford: (on the early days of his career) I started by chasing a Folger's commercial. But I just somehow couldn't manage to say, 'Honey, that's a great cup of coffee.'
 
Harrison Ford: (on his disinterest in reliving the role of Han Solo, even after the Star Wars trilogy was reissued in 1997) Once a film is finished, it's over for me. I'm on to something else.
 
Harrison Ford: The loss of anonymity is something that nobody can prepare you for. When it happened, I recognized that I'd lost one of the most valuable things in life. To this day, I'm not all that happy about it.
 
Harrison's divorce from Melissa Mathison turned out to be the most expensive in the history of Hollywood.
 
While in college Harrison appeared as Mac the Knife in the musical play, The Threepenny Opera.
 
Harrison was billed as Harrison J. Ford until 1970 for less confusion between he and silent-screen actor Harrison Ford. He actually has no middle name.
 
Harrison considers The Mosquito Coast (1986) to be the favorite of all his movies.
 
Harrison studied at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, but left without obtaining a degree.
 
Harrison was a master carpenter before becoming a movie star, a craft he still continues to do as a hobby.
 
Harrison is the only actor to appear in eight of George Lucas' movies. The films were: American Graffiti, Star Wars 4-6, Raiders of the Ark, Temple of Doom, The Last Carusade, and the fourth future installment in the Indiana Jones franchise.
 
Replaced Kevin Costner for the lead in Air Force One (1997).
 
Lives in a white-painted ranch that he built himself in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
 
His ex-wife, Melissa, wrote the screenplay for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
 
Harrison is 6' 1" (1.85 m) tall.