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Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, IL. He is the son of Dorothy, a former radio actress, and Christopher, an actor who became an advertising executive. Ford first gave acting a shot while a student at Ripon College in Wisconsin, but he did not earn a degree. He, did however, leave college with the first love of his life, Mary Marquart. They wed on June 18, 1964 and had two children together, Ben and Willard, before divorcing in 1979. Ben is an accomplished chef who owns the restaurant Ford’s Filling Station in Los Angeles. Ford married twice more. His second wife was “ET: The Extra-Terrestrial” writer Melissa Mathison. They were married from 1983-2004. He fathered two children with her as well, Malcolm and Georgia. Ford has been married to actress Calista Flockhart since June 15, 2010. They have one son, Liam, who Flockhart had adopted prior to marrying Ford. Ford has an interesting casting story. He was a carpenter in Hollywood and was hired by George Lucas to build cabinets. The two hit it off and he offered Ford a role in “American Graffiti” in 1973. The two would, of course, work together several more times while filming the “Star Wars” series, in which he portrays Han Solo. Ford is also known for the character Indiana Jones. However, it was his part in 1985’s “Witness,” that earned him an Oscar nomination. The actor is a licensed pilot and cheated death on March 2, 2015 when his small plane crashed on a golf course in Venice, California due to engine failure. He recovered and returned to the sky, but had another close call in February 2017 when he flew his small plane over a commercial aircraft as he landed in Orange County, CA.

Harrison Ford Helps Woman Who Crashed Car Off Highway

Harrison Ford
Still Playing Hero ... Helps Woman Who Drove Off Highway

Harrison Ford is the real-life Han Solo/Indiana Jones/every action hero he's ever played on camera ... 'cause he just helped a woman who ran her car off a highway. Ford was on the scene of a… READ MORE >

Harrison Ford Directs Tunnel Traffic in New York City

Harrison Ford
But I Really Wanna Direct Traffic ... 'GO!! GET OUT!!!'

Harrison Ford would make one helluva New York City cop on traffic duty ... judging by the way he handled a tunnel backup in Manhattan. Ford's Benz got trapped Sunday in between cars entering the… READ MORE >

- 135 days ago
Harrison Ford Has Hard Time Getting Through TSA at LAX

TSA to Harrison Ford
Get in There, You Big Furry Oaf!

Harrison Ford ain't getting around TSA as easily as he does all those sticky situations in 'Star Wars' -- well, all except that last one. We got Harrison at LAX, where he was mum about the… READ MORE >

- 210 days ago
Harrison Ford Aborts Takeoff Multiple Times Due to Mechanical Issues (VIDEO + PHOTO)

Harrison Ford
Aborts Takeoff ... Twice

Harrison Ford had a bumpy ride down the runway at Santa Monica airport Friday ... after his jet malfunctioned. Ford was piloting his twin engine private jet when he started to roll down the… READ MORE >

- 242 days ago
Harrison Ford Spends Star Wars Day with a Good Book (PHOTO)

Harrison Ford
Star Wars Day with a Good Book ... 'That's Not How the Force Works'

Harrison Ford's idea of the perfect May the Fourth -- curling up with a novel. You'd think Han Solo would log some air miles flying his plane, helicopter or the Millennium Falcon on Star Wars Day… READ MORE >

- 265 days ago
Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill's 'Star Wars' Reunion with Carrie Fisher's Daughter (PHOTO + VIDEO)

Harrison, Mark & Billie
'Star Wars' Family Reunion ... Honors Princess Leia

Mark Hamill had a moment -- an emotional one -- at the 'Star Wars' Celebration in Orlando. Mark and Harrison Ford took this shot backstage with Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher's daughter. As Luke put… READ MORE >

- 285 days ago
Harrison Ford Cracks On His Pilot Skills with George Lucas (VIDEO)

Harrison Ford to George Lucas
I Can Fly, Yes. Land, No!!!

Harrison Ford's broken the seal -- it's NOT too soon to make fun of his landing skills ... or lack thereof, because that's exactly what he did with some help from George Lucas. Han and… READ MORE >

- 286 days ago
Harrison Ford, Some FAA Inspectors Think He Got Off too Easy

Harrison Ford
Got Off Too Easy Some FAA Inspectors Grouse

Harrison Ford should have been forced to re-prove himself as a pilot ... according to some FAA investigators who feel the actor got off too easy for his taxiway landing. Ford was cleared… READ MORE >

- 295 days ago
Harrison Ford Cleared by FAA in Taxiway Landing

Harrison Ford
Cleared by FAA In Taxiway Landing

Harrison Ford will not be disciplined by the FAA for his taxiway landing. Ford's attorney, Stephen Hofer, just released the conclusions of the FAA's investigation into the February mishap at John… READ MORE >

- 296 days ago
Harrison Ford Flies Wife and Son in Jet After 'Schmuck' Taxiway Landing (PHOTOS)

Harrison Ford
I May Be a Schmuck But I Can Still Fly

Harrison Ford proved you can be a "schmuck" one day and a jet pilot another. His wife, Calista Flockhart, and son, Liam, were passengers in the twin engine jet Harrison lifted off Saturday from… READ MORE >

- 304 days ago
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