Harrison Ford

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Quotes (10)

  • (on doing action movies in his 60s) Harrison: I believe in training for injury prevention more than anything else," he explains. "I'm an old fart and I need to protect myself, so I trained quite a bit. I had an exercise trailer rigged for me, and I worked out every single day before going to work. And I was lucky enough not to become injured at all.

  • (on doing his own stunts for "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull") Harrison: I still do as many of my own stunts as possible. It's always been my ambition to allow the audience to feel the fear with Indy, instead of seeing a blur of action and the back of a stuntman's head. Indy is never digitally animated in the movie, we've kept the films' gritty sense of physical reality.

  • (Harrison has refused to help his children to become Hollywood stars) Harrison: ...they suffer from the belief that they have been helped along because a member of the family was successful. I can't work that way.

  • (on the major life changes he has made) Harrison: I was interested in changing my life. I have always had the ability to change and to become other people through my acting. I took a good look at myself and decided that I wanted something different from the way I was living. That’s not such a bad thing, is it? But, because of my past, I think it took a lot of people by surprise. They wondered what was happening to me. I was very much aware of what was happening. I’m living the way I want to live.

  • Harrison: (the 3 most important things in life) Family, well-spent time and somehow achieving a degree of freedom and independence in whatever you do.

  • Harrison: (asked what actors he’s worked with in the past that have inspired him) I don’t have an abstract list of people that I’m dying to work with. It just doesn’t occur to me to think that way, except that in respect to a script, a series of characters who might be willing to play the part. There’s a lot of people out there right now that I think are a pretty good batch of young actors coming up that are extraordinary. And directors as well.

  • Harrison: (on filming a fourth “Indiana Jones” movie) I'm delighted to be back in business with my old friends. I don't know if the pants still fit, but I know the hat will.

  • Harrison: I don't want to be a movie star. I want to be in movies that are stars.

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Trivia (32)

  • Harrison turned down the role of Benjamin Martin in The Patriot.

  • Harrison turned down the role of Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park

  • Harrison has a scar on his chin as a result of a car accident he once had. Harrison lost control of his car while he was trying to put on his seat belt. Two movies starring Harrison have had the scar written into their films - in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade his scar is blamed on a whip mishap when Indie was younger, and in Working Girl the scar was a result of Harrison's character fainting and hitting his chin on the toiler.

  • Special Awards/Positions Board member of "Conservation International" since 1992. "Star of the Century" by America's National Association of Theatre Owners (1994). Honorary Chairman of the Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading prize for animal conservation. "Independent by Nature", at the Aspen Film Festival (2006). "International Conservation Caucus Foundation Good Steward Award", in recognition of his conservation ethic and long standing dedication to global environmental issues (2006). "The Spirit of Nature Award" at the Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival (2006). Honorary festival chair for the Los Angeles Film Festival (2006). Advisory Board Member for the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund charitable organisation.

  • On April Fool’s Day, 2007, Harrison proposed to his long-term girl-friend, Calista Flockhart. After accepting the proposal, Calista and Harrison plan to marry once Harrison finishes filming the fourth Indiana Jones movie.

  • Polls and Other listings One of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People Magazine (1997). "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine (1998). "Richest Male Actor" in the Guinness Book of Records (2001). #10 in the annual Harris Poll of "America's Top Ten Favourite Movie Stars" (2006). "Most Popular Gay Icon Over 50" (2008).

  • Calista Flockhart finished a day’s work on the set of Brothers And Sisters and headed to her car - only to find security guards banging on the windows. They told her “some old guy” had gotten inside her car and fell asleep. Soon, the “old guy” sat up and was identified as Harrison Ford.

  • Harrison's first ever film was entitled Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round.

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