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Harrison Ford Bio

Birth: July 13th 1942, Chicago Illinois
Full Name: Harrison J. Ford
Family: Father - Christopher Ford, Irish Catholic
Mother - Dorothy Ford, Russian Jewish
Brother - Terence Ford
Marriages: Mary Louise Marquardt - 06/26/1964-1978
Melissa Mathison - 03/14/1983
Children: Benjamin, Willard, Malcolm, Georgia
Education: Maine East High School, Des Plaines Ill. Graduated 03-03-1960
Ripon Wisconsin College, washed out three days before graduation.
Residences: Jackson Hole Wyoming - summer months
Apartment on Central Park West N.Y. - school months
Jobs:  nature counselor Boy Scout camp
cook on a yacht
knickknack buyer at Bullocks Department Store
contract player with Columbia - $150 a week
contract player with Universal - $250 a week
cameraman for Jim Morrison and the Doors rock band
carpentry job building a $100,000 recording studio for Sergio Mendes
Hobbies: catching snakes and raising rats as a child
playing tennis
flying planes and helicopters
Awards: S.F. Saturn award for Raiders Of The Lost Ark  1982
Oscar best actor  nomination in 1985 for Witness
Golden Globe nomination in 1985 for Witness
British Academy nomination in 1985 for Witness
Golden Globe nomination in 1986 for Mosquito Coast
Honored at Mann's Chinese Theatre  06-03-1992
Golden Globe nomination for The Fugitive in 1993
Spencer Tracy Award 1994
named N.A.T.O Sho West Star Of The Century Award in 1994
Golden Globe nomination  in 1995 for Sabrina
Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatrical Man Of The Year 1996
S.F. Saturn Award Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996
Peoples Choice Award for Favorite Male Actor in 1997
G.Q. Magazine Man Of The Year Award 1998
People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive 1998
Quote: Harrison thinks of his college as "the birth place of the Republican Party and the Speed Queen washing machine, both of which are equal in my mind."
Agent: Patricia McQueeney
10279 Century Woods Dr.
Los Angeles, CA. 90067

Rick Deckard Bio

Job: Blade Runner
Serial #: B-263-54
Marriage: Divorced?
Residence:  Apartment in Los Angeles No. 9312
Hobbies: playing the piano
Comments: There is speculation that Deckard is a Replicant used by the police.
Quote: "How does it not know what it is."

1982 Interview

"Ultimately it is the actor who has to perform the act and commit it to film. So, while a director's job is incredibly complicated and difficult, there are elements never resolved--how a prop should work, whether the character carries his gun here or carries it there. These may be simple little details, but they are only decided when somebody gets a strong attitude about things and begins to form a point of view. The character Deckard does finally, he begins to develop a point of view about the circumstances around him.

"We do some very complex technical things. The scene where Batty appears at Pris' apartment after I've been beaten up by her is an example. What Ridley wanted from Rutger Hauer's character was a demonstration of his prowess right at the beginning. If you think you've seen our hero suffer up to now, you ain't seen nothing yet. He really meets his match in this super-replicant. The first thing that Ridley wanted to demonstrate was his speed, so he devised a shot which involved me coming in the door of the apartment, searching for a place to hide and ambush him.

"The camera was over my shoulder and could register that my gun was coming up and pointing right at Rutger. Rutger comes into the shot, throwing a shadow that I see, but not close enough for me to get a shot at him. When he finally does come in I see him and fire. But he moves so quickly that he can't be caught. Ordinarily, that would be done by bringing the actor in, cutting, taking the actor out, and shooting at an empty space. That might convince you that he had been there when the shot was fired. Ridley did something more complex, much more difficult, and finally much more convincing. He brought Rutger in at one speed, changed the speed of the camera, and had him exit the frame at another speed, a much slower speed, which made it seem much faster, and it was.

"That's story telling. That's a very complicated event to get on film. If you sit down and analyze it, there are probably twenty contingent factors that all have to be right at the same time to make that scene work. Ridley demands that of himself and of everybody else. It's not an easy task, but that's what I like. I like to work hard and I like to work for somebody who is exacting and sure of himself.

"The film shows a very overcrowded future. Three quarters of the extras on the streets are Chinese. The audience may simply think a certain part of this film takes place in the Chinatown district and never question it. In fact, Ridley's argument at the time was that the Oriental population, with as much of a numerical advantage as they already have, would have even more weight of numbers forty years in the future.

"Ridley predicts a style of architecture that is 'retro-fitted' to cleanse the atmosphere and has a very disciplined vision. And that is an attractive part of the film. It's not as foreign as space, there are familiar elements to it.

"The haircut was my idea. Ridley had envisioned a big felt hat in his first visual concept of the charcater at a time prior to seeing RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. It was important to me not to wear the same hat in one movie after another. I didn't want to drag the baggage of one project to the next. You can't do that. So the hat was out. Ridley still wanted something to distinguish the character and I wanted something easy-care. So I got that haircut, figuring it would give the character definition, a certain look."

-Harrison Ford


Sometimes Credited As: Harrison J. Ford
  1. What Lies Beneath (2000) - Norman
  2. Random Hearts (1999) - Dutch Van Den Broeck
  3. Six Days Seven Nights (1998) - Quinn Harris - aka 6 Days 7 Nights (1998)
  4. Air Force One (1997) - President James Marshall - aka AFO (1997)
  5. Devil's Own, The (1997) - Tom O'Meara
  6. Sabrina (1995) - Linus Larrabee
  7. Cent et une nuits, Les (1995) - Actor for a Day
    - aka Cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma, Les (1995)
    - aka Hundred and One Nights of Simon Cinema, A (1995)
    - aka Hundred and One Nights, A (1995)
  8. Clear and Present Danger (1994) - Jack Ryan
  9. Century of Cinema, A (1994) - Himself
  10. Jimmy Hollywood (1994) (uncredited) - Himself
  11. Mustang: The Hidden Kingdom (1994) (TV) (voice) - Narrator
  12. Fugitive, The (1993) - Dr. Richard Kimble
  13. Patriot Games (1992) - Jack Ryan
  14. Envers du décor: Portrait de Pierre Guffroy, L' (1992) - aka Behind the Scenes: A Portrait of Pierre Guffroy (1992)
  15. Regarding Henry (1991) - Henry Turner
  16. Presumed Innocent (1990) - Rusty Sabich
  17. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) - Indiana Jones
  18. Frantic (1988) - Richard Walker
  19. Working Girl (1988) - Jack Trainer
  20. Mosquito Coast, The (1986) - Allie Fox
  21. Witness (1985) - John Book
  22. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) - Indiana Jones
  23. Return of the Jedi (1983) - Han Solo - aka Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) (USA: complete title)
  24. Blade Runner (1982) - Rick Deckard
  25. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) (uncredited) (scenes deleted) - School Principal - aka E.T. (1982) (USA: short title)
  26. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - Indiana Jones
  27. Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (TV) - Host
  28. Empire Strikes Back, The (1980) - Captain Han Solo - aka Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (USA: complete title)
  29. Hanover Street (1979) - David Halloran
  30. Frisco Kid, The (1979) - Tommy - aka No Knife (1979)
  31. Apocalypse Now (1979) - Colonel Lucas
  32. More American Graffiti (1979) (uncredited) - Officer Bob Falfa - aka Purple Haze (1979)
  33. Force 10 from Navarone (1978) - Barnsby
  34. Star Wars Holiday Special, The (1978) (TV) - Han Solo
  35. Star Wars (1977) - Han Solo - aka Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1980) (USA: new title)
  36. Possessed, The (1977) (TV) - Paul Winjam
  37. Heroes (1977) - Ken Boyd
  38. Dynasty (1976/I) (TV) - Mark Blackwood - aka James A. Michener's Dynasty (1976) (TV)
  39. Judgement: The Court Martial of Lt William Calley (1975) (TV)
  40. Conversation, The (1974) - Martin Stett
  41. American Graffiti (1973) - Bob Falfa
  42. Intruders, The (1970) (TV) - Carl
  43. Getting Straight (1970) - Jake
  44. Zabriskie Point (1970) (uncredited) - Bit Part
  45. Journey to Shiloh (1968) - Willie Bill Rearden
  46. Luv (1967) (uncredited) - Bit Part
  47. Time for Killing, A (1967) (as Harrison J. Ford) - Lieutenant Shaffer - aka Long Ride Home, The (1967)
  48. Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966) (uncredited) - Bell Hop

TV Appearances

  1. "Magic Hour, The" (1998/I) playing "Himself"(episode # 1.2)
  2. "Oprah Winfrey Show, The" (1986) playing "Himself" in episode: "Oprah Celebrity Interview with Harrison Ford" 1997
  3. "Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, The" (1992) playing "Indiana Jones" in episode: "Mystery of the Blues"
  4. "Petrocelli" (1974) playing "Tom Brannigan" in episode: "Edge of Evil" (episode # 1.4) 10/2/1974
  5. "Kung Fu" (1972) playing "Mr. Harrison" in episode: "Cross-ties" (episode # 2.18) 2/21/1974
  6. "Gunsmoke" (1955) playing "Hobey" in episode: "Whelan's Men" 2/5/1973
  7. "Gunsmoke" (1955) playing "Print" in episode: "Sodbusters, The" 11/20/1972
  8. "Dan August" (1970) in episode: "Manufactured Man, The" 3/11/1971
  9. "Love, American Style" (1969) in episode: "Love and the Former Marriage" 11/24/1969
  10. "My Friend Tony" (1969) in episode: "Hazing, The" 2/16/1969
  11. "Ironside" (1967) in episode: "Past Is Prologue, The" 12/7/1967
  12. "Virginian, The" (1962) in episode: "Moduc Kid, The" (episode # 5.19) 2/1/1967