Not the bespectacled boy with a wand and a broomstick. I’m talking about the real guy, Harrison Ford, the guy with the whip!
The 4th Indiana Jones movie is out and today is the movie premier here in Dubai and since I am a huge Harrison Ford fan, I’m not going to miss it for the world!
This week’s TT is all about Harrison Ford.
13 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT HARRISON FORD
1. Born in July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois – that makes him 66 this year!
2. Married to Melissa Mathison who wrote the screenplay for ET.
3. Divorced #2 in 2004. The divorce turned out to be the most expensive in the history of Hollywood.
4. Both his Indiana Jones jacket and fedora hat are on display at the Smithsonian Institution.
5. Was a master carpenter before becoming a movie star, a craft he still does as a hobby.
6. Lives in a white-painted ranch house that he built himself in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
7. Of all the characters he has played, he frequently cites Indiana Jones as both his favorite and the one he is most proud of.
8. Turned down roles for the following movies:
- Kevin Costner’s roles in JFK (1991), The Untouchables (1987), Dragonfly (2002)
- Alec Baldwin’s role in The Hunt for Red October (1990)
- Warren Beaty’s role as Dick Tracy (1990)
- George Clooney’s roles in The Perfect Storm (2000) and Syriana (2005)
- Liam Neeson’s role in Schindler’s List (1993)
- Nick Nolte’s roles in Cape Fear (1991) and The Thin Red Line (1998)
- Russel Crowe’s role in Proof of Life (2000)
- Mel Gibson’s role in The Patriot (2000)
9. Neither of his two most famous roles (Han Solo and Indiana Jones) were offered to him first. Tom Selleck was the first choice to play Indiana Jones and Christopher Walken was the first choice to play Han Solo.
10. Harrison is in seven of the top thirty movies of all times, including ‘Star Wars’.
11. Private pilot, single engine fixed wing and helicopter; regularly flies himself between New York City and Wyoming homes. Piloted his helicopter to rescue dehydrated 20-year-old hiker Sarah George from Table Mountain near his ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 2000.
12. Has a species of Central American ant (Peidole harrisonfordi) and spider (Calponia Harrisonfordi) named after him in honor of his conservation work.
13. Engaged to Calista Flockheart (star of the TV show Ally McBeal).