Was a master carpenter before becoming a movie star, a craft he still does as a hobby.
Considers The Mosquito Coast (1986) to be the favorite of all his movies.
Lives in a white-painted ranch house that he built himself in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
He was billed as Harrison J. Ford until 1970 for less confusion between him and silent-screen actor Harrison Ford. He actually has no middle name.
Piloted his helicopter to rescue dehydrated 20-year-old hiker Sarah George from Table Mountain near his ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (31 July 2000)
Credited with "creating" what many believe to be the best scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) because he was suffering from a bout of dysentery at the time of filming: during the scene in Cairo with the swordsman in black, the script called for a much longer fight, but because of his condition, he quietly asked director Steven Spielberg if they could shorten the scene. Spielberg's reply was that the only way it could be done would be if Indy pulled out his gun and "just shot the guy." The rest of the crew, not aware of the change, laughed at this, and it remained in the final cut.
The U.S. box office grosses of all of Ford's films total about $3.18 billion, with worldwide grosses totaling approximately $5.65 billion. No other actor in history has box-office grosses as large as Ford's.
Has a species of Central American ant (Peidole harrisonfordi) and spider (Calponia Harrisonfordi) named after him in honor of his conservation work.
Both his Indiana Jones jacket and fedora hat are on display at the Smithsonian Institution.
Was offered the part of Mike Stivic on "All in the Family" (1971), but turned it down, citing the bigotry of Archie Bunker was too offensive.
Turned down the role of Dr. Curtis McCabe in Vanilla Sky (2001).
Brother of Terence Ford.
Has named Gregory Peck and Gary Cooper as his favorite actors. Two of his favorite movies are the anti-McCarthyism western High Noon (1952), for which Cooper won his second Oscar, and the civil rights drama To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), for which Peck won his only Oscar.
He was voted the 46th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
Turned down the role of Bob Barnes in Syriana (2005). He later said that it was one of the few choices in his career that he regretted.
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