- Birthday13th Jul, 42
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital status
Often regarded as the big-daddy of all the movie superstars, Harrison Ford plays the quintessential American hero in his movies, who doesn't believes in starting fights, might even be scared of it, but when pushed to the boundary, certainly finishes them. His accomplishments as an actor make him a class apart. He started his career with a $150 a week, seven-year contract as a studio player in Los Angeles and worked his way up the ladder to become one of the richest actors of all time. He has reprised unforgettable roles like Han Solo and Indiana Jones and been the star of 4 out of 10 biggest blockbusters ever produced. His films have grossed more than $ 6 billion worldwide, and aged 60, he is still earning $25 million per picture. 2008 was particularly an eventful year for him when his fourth installment of Indiana Jones went on to gross $787 million worldwide making him the richest celebrity amongst all. He has a love for flying, which he says is like music to him. He has maintained his own fleet of aircrafts, which he himself pilots, off and from his 800-acre (3.2 km) ranch in Jackson. He has blended his passion for flying into social service by putting to use his flying toys for rescuing stranded people. In one such incident he rescued a woman hiker in his Bell 407 helicopter. Ford, who does not like peeping toms in his life and avoids interviews, however could not stop himself from divulging details about his mean machines, which keep him on the fast track. In one such interview discussing his “ride hard” spirit he told that he “has eight to nine motorbikes, four or five BMWs, a couple of Harleys, a couple of Hondas and a Triumph; plus I have sports touring bikes.”
- All my friends were going off to be professionals, and I said I wanted to be an actor.
- Bikes and planes aren't about going fast or having fun; they're toys, but serious ones.
- Directing is too hard, it takes too much time, and it doesn't pay very well.
- Everything I do, I'm sort of half in, half out.
- I accrued anger from people's low opinion of me and my work, and for the work I might be capable of.
- I could take Sean Connery in a fight... I could definitely take him.
- I enjoyed carpentry, and it was very good to me for 12 years.
- I don`t do stunts - I do running, jumping and falling down. After 25 years I know exactly what I`m doing."
- "I don`t use any particular method. I`m from the lets-pretend school of acting."
- Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist.
- We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
- “We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.”
- “I get mad when people call me an action movie star. Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book, a fantasy.”
- “You keep on going until you get it as close to being right as the time and patience of others will allow.”
- I rarely play a real person, because I don't think I'm a good imitator.
Did you know?
- Harrisson was chosen as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history by Empire magazine in 1995.
- He was also chosen as People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 1998.
- Harrison's favorite record is "On the Edge", by his favorite artist, Patrick Rondat.
- Harrison received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame on 30 May 2003
- His daughter Georgia attends Wildwood School in Los Angeles.
- During his struggling carpentery days, he built a deck for Sally Kellerman.
- He was offered the role of Dr. Alan Grant in 1993's Jurassic Park but turned it down, later the role went to Sam Neill instead.
- He has chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1997.
- He also sits on the Board of Directors for Conservation International.
- One of his favorite heroes is George Lucas.
- Harrison has two grandsons named Eliel born in 1993 and Ethan born in 2000.
Family & relationships
Ford is very fond of this grand ranch and uses it for hiking purposes and as a training ground for his flying lessons. He says, "It was at one time a working cattle ranch, but when I bought it 20-some-odd years ago, the first thing I did was sling the cattle off it and let it go back to the natural environment. It took three or four years for the grasslands to come back and the streams to clear up. Now the cattle have been replaced largely by elk, who use the same food source — grass. And they're much easier on the environment." The 800 acres is mostly cottonwood trees and river bottom, so it's laced with spring creeks, coyotes and foxes and deer, all kinds of small critters and birds.
New York mansion
This mansion features one large apartment per floor of the City Prairie building which allows for a private elevator vestibule that opens into a vast and, well, prairie like living room and dining room that stretches nearly 50 feet long and more than 30 feet wide at one end. Harrison and Calista Flockhart have put the penthouse apartment for sale at the price of $16 million.
The master bedroom
Harrison Ford's mansion which is tucked privately into a secluded section of Brentwood's rustic, exclusive, and hideously expensive Mandeville Canyon area. This massive mansion is spread over 13,767 square feet. It boasts 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and 6 fireplaces plus a detached backyard cottage outfitted with screening room and guest/staff suite.
The living room
The master bedroom
Gerard Colcord house (Brentwood)
This Brentwood estate of Harrison Ford in Los Angeles has an open market price of $8,295,000. Mister Ford acquired this Gerard Colcord-designed Country Colonial crib for $1000, 000 in June 1983, according to property records. However the property was actually built in 1951 just below The Getty Museum.
Location: This estate located in the pricey and pastoral Mandeville Canyon area of Los Angeles, CA.
Accommodation: This gorgeous mansion encompasses of 7,164 square feet with four bedrooms suites. Moreover, there is a poolside guesthouse with one bedroom suite and two detached staff or guest suites. In total, the property has eight bathrooms and the interior of this mansion is perfectly proportioned with extensive built ins, polished wood floors, four fireplaces, beautiful moldings and paneled walls.
The estate comprises of a large formal living room, a cozy library, wood paneled formal dining room, a family room and a country style eat-in kitchen. Other features of this beautiful estate include a long gated drive with a large circular drive and a two car attached garage, brick terraces, terraced gardens, upper level balconies with tree top and over the floor city views and tree ringed lawns dappled with shade.
Features: Poolside guesthouse includes two separate guest suites with detailed workshop in a stunning garden setting. The large formal living room features fantastic interior and a fireplace. The formal dining room has ample of natural light though its several open windows. It has a secret and hidden bar.
Bell 407Ford has lent his Bell 407 helicopter a couple of times for rescue operations. In one such operation Ford recovered a hiker who had become lost and disoriented. She boarded Ford's Bell 407 and promptly vomited into one of the rescuers' caps, unaware of who the pilot was until much later; "I can't believe I barfed in Harrison Ford's helicopter!" she said later.
1929-vintage Waco Taperwing
Harrison Ford owns a 1929-vintage Waco Taperwing aircraft
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
He owns Cessna 208B Grand Caravan also
Beechcraft B36TC BonanzaBeechcraft B36TC Bonanza is also a part of Harrison Ford's aircraft collection
Cessna Citation Sovereign (N5GU)
Cessna is one of the early planes of Ford. He started with flying a Cessna 182 out of his ranch in Jackson, Wyoming, later switching to Teterboro, New Jersey, flying a Cessna 206, the aircraft he soloed in.
Aviat A-1B Husky (N6HY)
Harrison ford also owns a Aviat A-1B Husky (N6HY)aircraft
Harrison Ford owns a DHC-2 Beaver (N28S), and has called it his favourite among his entire fleet of private aircraft. He has repeatedly stated that he likes this aircraft and the sound of its Pratt & Whitney R-985 radial engine. Ford first used the Beaver while filming Six Days Seven Nights, and soon purchased one for his personal collection.
Harrison Ford's jet
Fast and expensive
Harrison Ford owns a green-colored private jet named Hans. He has been spotted landing his plane at Santa Monica Airport. He was flying solo and was carrying one overnight bag and what appeared to be a computer case out of the aircraft.
Flying helicopter and aeroplanesHarrison Ford is passionate about flying. The amazing part is that he has beautifully used his hobby with contributing to the society. His contributions include rescuing a struggling hiker from a mountainside, finding a missing boy-scout in the woods and lending a hand with airlifting volunteers in Haiti.
1966 Austin Healey 3000
Harrison Ford is known for maintaining a possession of his motorcycle and car collection. His collection includes a 1966 Austin Healey 3000. This car is known as the most endearing British Sports Car. This car boasts its roll-up windows, a true convertible top which is completely weather proof, power assisted brakes, bigger carburetors for more power, and a soft ride.
Harrison Ford jetted off to the exotic beach city of Rio de Janeiro on the third week of February 2013 in order to take a much needed break from his hectic shooting schedule and also to spend some quality time along with his family. The Hollywood star was accompanied by his wife, actress Calista Flockhart and the couple’s adopted son Liam for the entire duration of his five day long stay. The family had a great time together and spent a lot of time playing on the lovely sun kissed Rio beach. Ford made sure that he was constantly by Liam’s side when the young boy ventured out to have a dip in the ocean. His wife looked stunning donning a black bikini top and a pair of blue shorts during her sunbathing session. The celebrity couple greatly enjoyed watching the iconic Rio Carnival Parade over the weekend and even found spare time to visit a local charity working for the betterment of underprivileged Brazilian children.
Location: Rio de Janeiro is the second biggest city in the South American country of Brazil.
Accommodation: Rio de Janeiro is home to dozens of high end hotels. A room at a five star accommodation of the class of "Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio", "Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel", "Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana" and "Arena Copacabana Hotel" can cost as much $1,500 for a night during the carnival weekend.
Main Attractions: Rio is home to some of the most mind boggling tourist attractions in Latin America. Ipanema Beach receives plenty of sunshine round the year and possesses an omnipresent party atmosphere. The annual Rio Carnival is a one of its kind visual treat and leaves a lasting imprint on the minds of those fortunate enough to experience it. No visit to Rio is complete without a trip to observe the statue of “Christ the Redeemer”, which is considered to be one of the wonders of the modern world.
Vacation in Brazil
Enjoying the vacations
Splash in the waves
Peace Over ViolenceHarrison Ford supports this foundation which has been working to build healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence since 1971 in Los Angeles. The foundation works on the belief that, ""When we teach an individual self-respect, respect for others, and violence prevention techniques, the work we do does not serve that person alone, but society in general"".
Ford has an overwhelming passion towards the environment. In 1991, he was introduced to Conservation International. It is one of the world’s leading environmental research groups. Its main objective is to provide funds for scientists in 30 countries to identify and overcome biodiversity threats.
African Rainforest Conservancy
African Rainforest Conservancy conserves and restores African rainforests which are the oldest and most biodiverse in the world.They work on the belief that by providing new economic and educational opportunities, local people will be empowered to preserve their natural heritage for future generations.
BlackBerryHarrison Ford has been generally spotted using BlackBerry.
Harrison Ford loves to wear Ray-Ban.
Ford Motor Company
Harrison Ford is passionate about his Ford which he drove in Extraordinary Measures.