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Harrison Ford

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Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor. He has been a leading man in films of several genres and is regarded as an American cultural icon. His films have grossed more than $5.4  billion in North America and more than $9.3  billion worldwide, making him the seventh-highest-grossing actor in North America. He is the recipient of various accolades, including the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2000, the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2002, an Honorary César in 2010 and an Honorary Palme d'Or in 2023 in addition to an Academy Award nomination.After playing minor roles in such films as American Graffiti (1973) and The Conversation (1974), Ford gained worldwide fame for his starring role as Han Solo in the epic space opera film Star Wars (1977), a role he reprised in four sequels over the next 42 years. The multimedia franchise became a global cultural phenomenon. He is also known for his portrayal of Indiana Jones in the popular media franchise of that name, beginning with the action-adventure film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981); he reprised that role in four sequels over the next 42 years. He starred as Rick Deckard in the science fiction films Blade Runner (1982) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017) (which are part of the Blade Runner franchise), and as Jack Ryan in the spy thriller films Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994) (which are part of the Jack Ryan franchise).Ford received his only Academy Award for Best Actor nomination for playing a detective in the thriller Witness (1985). He played other heroic characters in The Fugitive (1993), The Devil's Own (1997), Air Force One (1997), and Cowboys & Aliens (2011), as well as morally complex roles in The Mosquito Coast (1986), Presumed Innocent (1990), Regarding Henry (1991), What Lies Beneath (2000), and 42 (2013). Ford also starred in the romantic films Working Girl (1988), Sabrina (1995), Six Days, Seven Nights (1998), Morning Glory (2010), and The Age of Adaline (2015).Ford also starred in the Paramount+ western series 1923 (2022–present) and the Apple TV+ comedy series Shrinking (2023). Outside of acting, he is a licensed pilot; he has often assisted the emergency services in rescue missions near his home in Wyoming, and he chaired an aviation education program for youth from 2004 to 2009. Ford is a dedicated environmental activist, having served as the inaugural Vice Chair of Conservation International since 1991. He is married to actress Calista Flockhart.

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