->''"There is no god. There is only Harrison Ford and his chiseled jawline."''
-->-- '''Faye''', ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''

->''"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''

Born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, Harrison Ford 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 Film/{{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), 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'' and ''Series/BrothersAndSisters''). 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.

He's apparently got a long standing feud with Chewbacca, the Wookie sack of shit. Something involving his wife. See [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T0vs9gYydo here]] for more details. They eventually made peace.

Oh, and [[EvenTheGuysWantHim everyone loves him]]. And [[PapaWolf he wants his family back]], thank you.

* ''Film/TheConversation''
* ''Film/AmericanGraffiti''
** ''More American Graffiti'': A cameo reprising his character, who had become a cop.
* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** ''Film/ANewHope''
** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''
** ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens''
* ''Film/ApocalypseNow'': 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/BladeRunner''
* ''Film/{{Witness}}''
* ''Film/TheMosquitoCoast'': His work with Creator/RiverPhoenix had Ford himself recommend him as young Indy for ''Last Crusade''.
* ''Film/WorkingGirl''
* ''Film/RegardingHenry''
* ''Film/TheFugitive''
* ''Film/PatriotGames''
** ''Film/ClearAndPresentDanger''
* ''Film/AirForceOne''
* ''Film/{{Firewall}}''
* ''Film/HollywoodHomicide''
* ''Film/ExtraordinaryMeasures''
* ''Film/CowboysAndAliens''
* ''Film/EndersGame''
* ''Film/{{FortyTwo}}''
* ''Film/TheExpendables3''
* ''Film/TheAgeOfAdaline''

!Tropes Associated with Harrison Ford
* BadassGrandpa: He was 37 when he played Han Solo, spent the next 30 years in leading man action roles.
* 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.
* GutturalGrowler: His voice has only gotten more gravelly with age.
* MethodActing: Will sometimes purposefully avoid memorizing his lines when he feels his character should be desperately reacting to the moment.
* NoStuntDouble: He has one, but reserves them for only the most difficult stunts. He does everything he can himself, but calls it "[[InsistentTerminology physical acting]]." He became close friends with his stunt man and stunt coordinator for Indiana Jones, Vic Armstrong, and [[SeparatedAtBirthCasting their resemblance]] was well noted.

-->''Get off my [[strike:plane]] page!''