Happy B-Day, Harrison Ford

Posted: July 13, 2012 in celebrities, cinema, movies, news
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“It’s not the age, honey, it’s the mileage.”
Indiana Jones

Believe it or not, but Harrison Ford turns 70 — I said, SEVENTY! — today.

Here’s the 39-year-old “Raiders of the Lost Ark” star back in 1981 (left) — and 31 years later, the earring clad “Star Wars” icon at an event in NYC earlier this year (right).

Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American film actor and producer. He is famous for his performances as Han Solo in the original “Star Wars” trilogy and as the title character of the “Indiana Jones” film series. Ford is also known for his roles as Rick Deckard in “Blade Runner”, John Book in “Witness” and Jack Ryan in “Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger”. His career has spanned six decades and includes roles in several Hollywood blockbusters, including “Presumed Innocent”, “The Fugitive”, “Air Force One”, and “What Lies Beneath”. At one point, four of the top six box-office hits of all time included one of his roles. Five of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry.

In 1997, Ford was ranked No. 1 in Empire’s “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” list. As of July 2008, the United States domestic box office grosses of Ford’s films total over US$3.5 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $6 billion, making Ford the third highest grossing U.S. domestic box-office star. Ford is actually married actress Calista Flockhart.

Read more on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Ford

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart are seen here arriving for the Golden Globe Awards in January

Harrison Ford and AFI Board Member Steven Spielberg pose during the 38th AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony in 2010.

Ford and Calista arrive at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in January 2010.

Ford departs after the “Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull” premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival in 2008.

Director/producer George Lucas, actor Harrison Ford and Director Steven Spielberg pose at the “Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull” photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 18 , 2008 in Cannes, France.

An advocate of the arts, Ford attended the “Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival” in 2006 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

Pierce Brosnan and Harrison Ford pose during the 34th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Sir Sean Connery.

Ford arrives at Warner Bros. premiere of the film “Firewall,” held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in 2006 in Hollywood, California.

May the force be with them! Flockhart and Ford pose with storm troopers at the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award after party in 2005.

Harrison Ford is greeted by President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the receiving line at the White House during a state dinner held in 2005.

Harrison Ford starred with Michelle Pfeiffer in the film 200 horror film, “What Lies Beneath.”

Ruben Blades, Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt Stars starred in the movie “The Devil’s Own” in 1997.

Harrison Ford leans against a tree in 1978, the same year he appeared in the now infamous “Star Wars Holiday Special.”

Harrison Ford appeared with Jenny Sullivan in “Love and the Former Marriage” in 1969.


As Han Solo, in Star Wars, 1977:

With Carrie Fisher, in The Empire Strikes Back, 1980:

Again, in The Empire Strikes Back:

As Indiana Jones, in Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981.

As Deckard, in Blade Runner, 1982:

“If the machine doesn’t work?”

Again as Indiana Jones, in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1984:

As John Book, in Witness, 1985:

With Sean Connery in Indiana Jones and the Last Cruzade, 1989:

As Jack Ryan, in Patriot Games, 1992:

As Richard Kimble, in The Fugitive, 1993:

As President James Marshall, in Air Force One, 1997:

With Anne Heche, in Six Days, Seven Nights, 1998:

Again, as Indiana Jones, in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, 2008:

As Colonel Dolarhyde, in Cowboys & Aliens, 2011:

  1. Just rewatched Blade Runner – the final cut. So much better than the original version.

    • mkenobi says:

      Hi. Yes, I agreed. The correction of dialogues, the death of Zora and digital retouching of some scenes made the movie better. I have the dvd box with all the versions, but I prefer the original with the narration in off, what gave to this version a film noir atmosphere. Thanks for your comment. 🙂

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