Harrison Ford attends Lionsgate Films' "The Expendables 3" premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug. 11, 2014, in Hollywood, California.
In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenter Harrison Ford speaks onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
Harrison Ford attends the premiere of "Ender's Game" presented by Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 28, 2013, in Hollywood, Calf.
Actor Harrison Ford attends the premiere of "42" on April 9, 2013, in Hollywood, Calif. The actor, born July 13, 1942, in Chicago, Ill., is one of the most successful action heroes, and a movie icon thanks to his performances as Indiana Jones.
Harrison Ford presents the best director award at the "Scream Awards" on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, in Los Angeles. The actor, born July 13, 1942, in Chicago, Ill., is one of the most successful action heroes, and a movie icon thanks to his performances as Indiana Jones.
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo in a scene from movie "Star Wars" in 1977. The role of Han Solo was not originally planned for Ford. George Lucas pulled Ford in to read lines with other actors. Director Steven Spielberg, impressed by Ford, convinced Lucas to cast him as the hero.
People's Choice Awards
Ford presents the award for favorite movie for the film "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith," to director George Lucas at the 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards in 2006. Ford has Lucas to thank for giving his career a boost. "Luck certainly has a lot to do with any kind of success. But on the other hand, this is a business in which relationships are very important."
"Raiders of the Lost Ark"
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in Paramount Pictures' 1981 "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Ford's authenticity as an action hero was supported by his willingness to perform many of his own stunts. Ford's childhood experience in the Boy Scouts led he and Spielberg to jokingly reverse Ford's knowledge of reptiles into Jones's fear of snakes.
Actor Harrison Ford with co-stars from his Indiana Jones trilogy, from left, Alison Doody, Kate Capshaw and Karen Allen in 2003. In 1983, Ford herniated a disk in his back while filming "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." He flew back to Los Angeles for an operation, returning to work just over six weeks later.
Ford starred as in the futuristic noir thriller "Blade Runner." Set in Los Angeles in the year 2019, Ford's detective must hunt down and terminate rogue androids, called replicants. Years later, director Ridley Scott answered the queries of many fans by stating Ford's character was also a replicant. Ford disagreed.
Ford was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award was for the 1985 film "Witness," in which he plays a detective trying to protect a child witness to a murder. Being hunted by assassins, Ford hides among the Amish folk -- and falls for the boy's mother.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Actor Harrison Ford and director Steven Spielberg embrace at a ceremony honoring Ford with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003. The actor got his star amid hype for his film, "Hollywood Homicide," and teased about a fourth "Indiana Jones" movie.
"Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, and Shia LaBeouf as Indy's son in a scene from 2008's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." When asked if Ford was too old to return as Indy, producer Frank Marshall quoted "Raiders of the Lost Ark": "It's not the years, it's the mileage." The latest installment in the series marks 27 years since "Raiders".
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Ford stands on his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Despite the success of his films Ford has received just one Oscar nomination for Best Actor in "Witness" (1985). Other major pictures of Ford's career include "American Graffiti" (1973), "Blade Runner" (1982), "The Fugative" (1993), Tom Clancy's "Patriot Games" (1992) and "Clear and Present Danger" (1994) and "Air Force One" (1997).
"Sexiest Man Alive"
Ford was dubbed 1998's "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine about which he said, "I never feel sexy. I have a distant relationship with the mirror." Ford has also topped the list in the Guinness Book of Records as the richest male actor in 2001.
Harrison Ford, who is also a board member of Conservation International, speaks with World Bank President Robert Zoellick at the National Zoo in Washington on June 9, 2008, during a news conference announcing new programs by conservation groups to promote the preservation of wild tigers.
Producer Guild Awards
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart arrive at the 18th Annual Producer Guild Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on January 20, 2007 in Los Angeles. Ford has two previous marriages, to Mary Marquardt and "E.T." screenwriter Melissa Mathison. He has two children with each.
Ford poses during interviews for his movie "Firewall." Ford often plays action hero roles in his movies. As a real life hero, he assists the Teton County Search and Rescue with his private aircraft. Ford has made two rescues so far.
Harrison Ford braces as a strip of hair is yanked from his chest in a 2008 Public Service Announcement for Conservation International to raise awareness about the effect of deforestation on global warming. The actor, who doesn't typically appear in such TV spots, sits on the board of directors of the Washington-based environmental organization.
"Total Request Live"
Actors Harrison Ford and Shia LaBeouf appear onstage during MTV's "Total Request Live" show at the MTV Times Square Studios to promote their new movie "Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull" on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, in New York.
Spirit of Nature Award
Ford receives the Jules Verne Spirit of Nature Award in 2006 for his work in nature and wildlife preservation.
In the 2010 "Morning Glory," Ford plays a legendary, temperamental anchorman recruited to help revive a failing morning news show. The comedy costars Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton and Jeff Goldblum.
In "Extraordinary Measures," Ford plays a scientist who teams up with a father (Brendan Fraser) desperate to save his children suffering from a life-threatening disease. Together they form a bio-tech company to research and produce a life-saving drug in this film based on a true story.
Harrison Ford poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010.
Actor Harrison Ford flies his helicopter July 10, 2001, near Jackson, Wyoming.