Harrison Ford has wowed audiences since "Star Wars" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Take a look at the legendary actor's life and career so far.
Harrison Ford, born July 13, 1942, in Chicago, started out his acting career with a variety of small parts, mostly on television, before landing a small supporting role as Bob Falfa in director George Lucas' classic 1973 coming-of-age drama "American Graffiti."
Ford's next role came as Martin Stett in director Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 mystery thriller "The Conversation."
But his breakthrough role came in 1977 when he reteamed with Lucas to play Han Solo in the sci-fi adventure classic "Star Wars," which also starred Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.
Ford as Han Solo and Peter Mayhew as his Wookie co-pilot Chewbacca in another scene "Star Wars."
Ford with Franco Nero, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox and Carl Weathers in 1978's "Force 10 from Navarone," a sequel to the 1961 "The Guns of Navarone."
Ford played the role of Colonel Lucas (an ode to George Lucas) in director Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam 1979 Vietnam war movie "Apocalypse Now."
In 1980, Ford reprised his Han Solo role for the "Star Wars" sequel "The Empire Strikes Back." He's seen here, at far right, with Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.
The early 1980s proved a busy time for Ford, as he played hopped from one iconic role to another. In 1981 he played Indiana Jones for the first time in "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
He followed that up by playing Rick Decard in director Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner."
The following year he returned to Han Solo once more, for the third entry in the "Star Wars" saga, 1983's "Return of the Jedi."
It was yet another sequel, this time a return to Indiana Jones in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," that returned Ford to theaters in 1984.
In 1985, Ford shifted gears with the crime thriller "Witness." His role as a police officer who goes into hiding in Amish country to protect a young boy who was the sole witness to a murder earned Ford his first and only Academy Award nomination, for Best Actor.
Ford, Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver in the 1988 romantic comedy "Working Girl."
Ford returned to play the famous archaeologist, this time with Sean Connery along as his dad, Dr. Henry Jones Sr., in 1989's "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade."
In 1991, Ford played an attorney who loses his memory after being shot in the head in the drama "Regarding Henry."
In 1992, Ford starred as CIA agent Jack Ryan in "Patriot Games," taking over the role from Alec Baldwin in the first film adaptation of author Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan books, "The Hunt for Red October."
Ford played Dr. Richard Kimble in the 1993 crime thriller "The Fugitive," a big-screen adaptation of the classic 1960s television series.
Ford enjoys a soda with his son as the New York Knicks take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Jan. 27, 1995, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Ford and Julia Ormond in the 1995 romantic comedy "Sabrina," a remake of the Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn classic.
Ford and his then-wife Melissa Mathison (right) pose with the Dalai Lama during a star-studded fundraiser for Tibet at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Aug. 1, 1996. Ford and Mathison, his second wife, would get divorced in 2004.
Ford starred as a U.S. president who battles hijackers, led by Gary Oldman's character, in 1997's "Air Force One."
Ford poses with the award he won for Favorite Actor in a Motion Picture at the People's Choice Awards on Jan. 11, 1998, in Santa Monica, Calif. Ford won the award for his performance in "Air Force One."
In 1998, Ford teamed up with Anne Heche for the romantic adventure "Six Days, Seven Nights."
Michelle Pfeiffer and Ford in the 2000 mystery thriller "What Lies Beneath."
Ford and his then girlfriend, actress Calista Flockhart, arrive at the Venice Lido on Aug. 31, 2002. Ford was in Venice to present the movie "K-19: The Widowmaker " by director Kathryn Bigelow out of competition at the annual 59th Venice film festival.
Liam Neeson and Ford in the Russian nuclear sub thriller "K-19: The Widowmaker."
Ford poses with George Lucas during the 11th Annual BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles on April 12, 2002.
Ford poses with his newly unveiled star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 30, 2003.
Ford and Calista Flockhart arrive at the opening of the 29th American Film Festival in Deauville, France, on Sept. 5, 2003. The festival started with the screening of "Hollywood Homicide," Ford's film with co-star Josh Hartnett.
Ford stars with Paul Bettany in the 2006 crime thriller "Firewall."
Ford attends the world premiere of "Firewall" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood on Feb. 2, 2006.
Ford and Lucas pose backstage at the Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles on Oct. 6, 2006.
Ford returned to his role of Indiana Jones after a 19-year absence for 2008's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."
Cate Blanchett, director Steven Spielberg, producer Frank Marshall and Ford on the set of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."
Ford, Calista Flockhart, Melody Hobson, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Kate Capshaw and Cate Blanchett pose before the world premiere screening of the film "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" at the 61st Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2008.
Ford poses with his "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" co-stars Karen Allen and Shia LaBeouf at the film's screening in New York City on May 20, 2008.
Ford and Brendan Fraser star in the true-life medical drama "Extraordinary Measures" in 2010.
Ford and Flockhart arrive at the Hollywood premiere of "Extraordinary Measures" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Jan. 19, 2010. The couple would get married on June 15, 2010, in Santa Fe, N.M., where Ford was filming the movie "Cowboys & Aliens."
Diane Keaton and Ford co-star in 2010 romantic-comedy "Morning Glory."
Ford poses during a presentation of the movie "Morning Glory" in Madrid, Spain, on Jan. 13, 2011.
Ford poses with his "The Empire Strikes Back" co-star Peter Mayhew at a screening commemorating the 30th anniversary of the film on May 19, 2010, in Hollywood.
Ford with Daniel Craig in the 2011 sci-fi Western "Cowboys & Aliens."
Ford seen in a closeup from "Cowboys & Aliens."
In the Jackie Robinson biopic "42," Ford plays Brooklyn Dodgers executive Branch Rickey, who signed Robinson, played by Chadwick Boseman, breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier.
Ford and the widow of Jackie Robinson, Rachel Robinson (center) listen to first lady Michelle Obama as she hosts a student workshop with the cast of the film "42" at the White House on April 2, 2013.
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