98. Harrison Ford: The Great American Actor

Have you seen these Hollywood blockbusters, Raiders of Lost Ark, American Graffiti, Blade Runner, Witness, The , Patriot Games, Air Force One, and the entire Wars franchise? What do they have in common? of these landmark films starred the one and Harrison Ford. Ford is, simply put, the most Hollywood actor of his generation. No one else close. Ford got his start in film in George Lucas film American Graffiti. The story behind 's involvement in the film is what Hollywood lore made of. Ford was working as a carpenter a job at Lucas' house when the Star director discovered him. Lucas was so impressed by that he gave him a supporting role in movie. Ford has starred in many of Lucas' , most notably the original Star Wars trilogy.

Ford born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. was an average student in high school, but did have one passion: radio broadcasting. He served voice of his high school football team his year at Maine East High School. It was that Ford took a drama class so that could get over his shyness. After graduating from , Ford moved to Los Angeles in hopes of work as a radio voice over actor. He not get the job, but he did sign studio contract to appear in bit parts for per week.

His film career is impressive, but has not garnered the individual awards he has , specifically an Oscar. He was nominated for Best for his role in Witness, but did not , however. He has won many film industry awards his career. He was honored by the academy his own star on the Hollywood Walk of in Los Angeles.

Ford is a life-long Democrat has become politically involved in recent years. He former President Bill Clinton as one of his friends. He favors gun control, and would like curb the violence depicted in many Hollywood films.