->''"I remember the flight deck was on a sound stage and there was a big sign that said NO DRINKING, NO SMOKING AND NO EATING ON SET. At one point I looked over and Harrison was in the doorway beneath the sign with [[CantYouReadTheSign a burrito, a cigar and a cup of coffee]], which I thought was hilarious. I could never get the image out of my head."''
-->-- '''Creator/GaryOldman''' on ''Air Force One''

Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he spent his early acting career in a degree of minor roles while working as a carpenter, in fact he was so successful as a contractor he would pick and choose movies versus projects. This includes creating a massive customized book shelf for Francis Ford Coppola's home office.

Thanks to his friend, casting director Fred Roos, his earliest notable film work was in Creator/GeorgeLucas' ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'' and ''Film/TheConversation'', directed by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola. Later he came in to read lines for Lucas' next project, a SpaceOpera titled ''Franchise/StarWars''. Creator/StevenSpielberg persuaded Lucas to cast him as LovableRogue Han Solo.

The rest, to use an old cliché, is history.

Following ''A New Hope'', Ford was kept pretty busy with smaller films, as soon was cast as AdventureArchaeologist Franchise/IndianaJones in the Lucas-produced and Spielberg-directed ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' (after original choice Creator/TomSelleck was unable to get released from his ''Series/MagnumPI'' contract.) It became the biggest box office hit of 1981 and cemented him as an A-List star. With Indy, it made him one of the few actors who are recognizable for ''two'' incredibly iconic movie characters (alongside Creator/SylvesterStallone for Franchise/{{Rocky}} and Franchise/{{Rambo}}, and Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger for Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian and [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} The Terminator]]). He followed up with three more ''Franchise/StarWars'' films and three more ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' films. In 1982 he starred in Creator/RidleyScott's "future noir", ''Film/BladeRunner'', which initially lost money and received mixed reviews but has since become one of the critical darlings of the 1980's and has achieved a cult following.

Much of his career in the 80s and 90s was as BadassBookworm and BadassBureaucrat characters. In 1985 he played a cop hiding among the Pennsylvania Amish in ''Film/{{Witness}}''. It earned him his first and so far only UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Actor. ''Witness'' was directed by Peter Weir, who next made ''Film/TheMosquitoCoast'' with Ford. Based on the Paul Theroux novel about an American inventor who uproots his family to live in a Central American jungle, it also starred Creator/HelenMirren and Creator/RiverPhoenix as his wife and eldest son. It was followed by ''Frantic'', a thriller set in Paris directed by Creator/RomanPolanski, a supporting role in Creator/MikeNichols' comedy ''Film/WorkingGirl'', and the CourtroomDrama ''Film/PresumedInnocent'' by Alan J. Pakula.

Ford has become a very bankable actor (his work across 36 films has grossed a total of $3.6 billion; he was statistically the most bankable actor for many years until Creator/TomHanks and Creator/SamuelLJackson surpassed his numbers, though he regained the honor after the spectacular success of ''Film/TheForceAwakens''), starring in many famous and successful films, including ''Film/TheFugitive'', ''Film/AirForceOne''. He took over the Creator/TomClancy character Literature/JackRyan from Alec Baldwin (for ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'') in ''Film/PatriotGames'' and ''Film/ClearAndPresentDanger''.

While no longer headlining those big movies nearly every year as he once did, he can still be seen frequently in newer films, experimenting with character-pieces alongside the big blockbusters. But he has no intention of stopping, even well into his 70's.

Once married to Melissa Matheson, screenwriter of ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial''. Ford is currently married to Calista Flockhart (''Series/AllyMcBeal'', ''Series/BrothersAndSisters'', and ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'', with the latter featuring her character annoyed that Ford keeps hitting on her despite being married...to someone). He has a ranch in Wyoming and is a licensed pilot, at least twice used his helicopter to rescue hikers in distress. In 2015 he was injured when he crashed a World War II vintage plane onto a golf course (an investigation by the NTSB later revealed that Ford was trying to make an emergency landing after his plane lost power). Jokes about piloting the Millennium Falcon or Air Force One were made. It has been noted by many individuals that while he is a friendly guy he is actually rather quiet and reserved in real life, contrasting the roguish and charismatic characters he plays.

Despite being delighted to return for the ''Star Wars'' Sequel Trilogy, in the decades since the Original Trilogy, he's apparently developed a long standing feud with Chewbacca, the Wookiee sack of shit. Something involving his wife. See [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T0vs9gYydo here]] for more details. However, they eventually made [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDM4XVrAAgA peace]] in time for the release of ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.

Oh, and [[EvenTheGuysWantHim everyone loves him]]. And [[PapaWolf he wants his family back]], thank you.
* ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'' (1973)
** ''More American Graffiti'': A cameo reprising his character, who had become a cop.
* ''Film/TheConversation'' (1974)
* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** ''Film/ANewHope'' (1977)
** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' (1980)
** ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' (1983)
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' (2015)
* ''Film/ForceTenFromNavarone'' (1978)
* ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' (1979): A cameo as one of the officers giving Willard his assignment; his name tag read [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Lucas]].
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Every film as the title character, and has cameo'd in the EU works.
** ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' (1981)
** ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' (1984)
** ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' (1989)
** ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' (2008)
* ''Film/BladeRunner'' (1982)
** ''Film/BladeRunner2049'' (2017)
* ''Film/{{Witness}}'' (1985)
* ''Film/TheMosquitoCoast'' (1986): His work with Creator/RiverPhoenix had Ford himself recommend him as young Indy for ''Last Crusade''.
* ''Film/{{Frantic}}'' (1988)
* ''Film/WorkingGirl'' (1988)
* ''Film/PresumedInnocent'' (1990)
* ''Regarding Henry'' (1990)
* ''Film/PatriotGames'' (1992)
** ''Film/ClearAndPresentDanger'' (1994)
* ''Film/TheFugitive'' (1993)
* ''Film/{{Sabrina|1995}}'' (1995)
* ''Film/TheDevilsOwn'' (1997)
* ''Film/AirForceOne'' (1997)
* ''Film/SixDaysSevenNights'' (1997)
* ''Film/WhatLiesBeneath'' (2000)
* ''Film/K19TheWidowmaker'' (2002)
* ''Film/HollywoodHomicide'' (2003)
* ''Film/{{Firewall}}'' (2006)
* ''Film/ExtraordinaryMeasures'' (2010)
* ''Film/MorningGlory'' (2010)
* ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'' (2011)
* ''Film/{{FortyTwo}}'' (2012)
* ''Film/EndersGame'' (2013)
* ''Film/{{Paranoia|2013}}'' (2013)
* ''Film/TheExpendables3'' (2014)
* ''Film/TheAgeOfAdaline'' (2015)
!!Tropes Associated with Harrison Ford
* CharacterTic: He has two throughout his career. First, he often gives a half-smile. Second, and more notably, he'll [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger point at people if he's angry enough]].
* DeadpanSnarker: ''Extremely'' deadpan in real life. If his sense of humor was any drier, you could serve it with fish.
* DoingItForTheArt: He never intended to be a mega star, he just wanted to be a working character actor and that mindset remained throughout. He has made the goal of appearing in small roles in certain projects and attempts to disappear so that it doesn't overwhelm the film. He has also worked through legitimate injuries on set believing that his character would have been hurt too in some way, and add more tension seeing him limp.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His first two roles in ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'' and ''Film/TheConversation'' seemed poised to launch a career playing sleazy villains. Then ''Star Wars'' came along.
* FunnyCharacterBoringActor: He is known for charismatic quip-a-minute characters like [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo]] and Franchise/IndianaJones, but in real life is famous for being a very reserved, thoughtful man who needs a good interviewer asking the right questions to make his interviews interesting. Even then he has a very dry, understated sense of humour.
* GutturalGrowler: His voice has only gotten more gravelly with age.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: His most famous characters including ''Han Solo'', ''Rick Deckard'' and ''Indiana Jones'' are all a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Ford himself is a very reserved, easygoing, thoughtful, NiceGuy. He even has done a number of very heroic acts in his own life time as well including saving some people from his helicopter.
* MethodActing: He will sometimes purposefully avoid memorizing his lines when he feels his character should be desperately reacting to the moment. For the most part Ford jokes that he's from the "let's pretend school of acting."
* NoStuntDouble: He has one, but reserves them for only the most difficult stunts. He does everything he can himself, but calls it "physical acting." He became close friends with his stunt man and stunt coordinator for Franchise/IndianaJones, Vic Armstrong, and their resemblance was well noted.
* PrecisionFStrike: An absolute master of carefully deployed F-Bombs for maximum humor. During the premiere of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', when Darth Vader revealed the [[LukeIAmYourFather infamous plot twist]], Ford turned to Mark Hamill (who was the ''only'' person other than George Lucas, Irvin Kirshner, and James Earl Jones who [[ActingInTheDark knew who Luke's real father was]]) and told him, "Hey kid, you didn't fuckin' tell ''me'' that."
* ReclusiveArtist: Sort of. He's by no means shy about doing interviews and PR stuff for his movies, but he's well known for being ''very'' private about his family and works diligently to keep his kids' business out of the public eye.
-->''Get off my [[strike:plane]] page!''