About Scruffy-Looking | yeah, but this time I've got the money
"Scruffy-Looking" is the only fanlisting officially approved by The Fanlistings Network for the actor Harrison Ford, best known for his roles at Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy and as Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones series.
A fanlisting aims to bring together people from all over the world who are fans of a certain subject. This fanlisting has been approved at the Actors category of the TFL Network since 28 January 2005. For more information about what a fanlisting is, please go to http://thefanlistings.org.
The website was originally co-owned with Hoshichan, until it was turned over fully to me (Angela) on August 2006.
The site title is taken from the following lovable lines from Episode V of the Star Wars series:
Leia: My...! Why, you stuck up,... half-witted,... scruffy-looking... nerf-herder!
Han: Who's scruffy-looking? (to Luke) I must have hit her pretty close to the mark to get her all riled up like that, huh, kid?
About Harrison Ford | she may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid
Text from Wikipedia.
Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. He is best known for his performances as the tough, wisecracking space pilot Han Solo in the Star Wars film series, and the adventurous, tenacious archaeologist/action hero Indiana Jones of Raiders of the Lost Ark and its sequels.
Ford has also been the star of many high grossing hit Hollywood blockbusters such as Air Force One and The Fugitive which have distanced him from his famous Star Wars and Indiana Jones roles.
As of August 2006, the combined domestic box office grosses of Ford's films total approximately US$3.10 billion, with worldwide grosses at approximately US $5.65 billion.
Ford is an Honorary Chair of the Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation.
Ford was born on Monday, July 13, 1942 at 11:41 AM CST in Chicago, Illinois at Swedish Covenant Hospital to Dorothy Nidelman (born Dora Nidelman on October 17, 1917 in New Jersey; died February 10, 2004), a former radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford on November 20, 1906 in New York; died February 10, 1999), an advertising executive and a former actor. Ford's maternal grandparents, Harry Nidelman and Anna Lifschutz, were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus who met in Brooklyn and moved to New Jersey. His Catholic paternal grandparents were John Fitzgerald Ford (an Irish American vaudeville performer) and Florence Veronica Niehaus (a German American). Ford's parents were Democrats and did not practice the religions into which they were born. Harrison, when asked as to what religion he was raised in, jokingly responded, "Democrat." Ford has also said that he feels "Irish as a person but I feel Jewish as an actor".
In 1960, Ford graduated from Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois, where he claims he was picked on by bullies and ignored by girls and also voted "Boy Least Likely to Succeed". He attended Ripon College in Wisconsin, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. He took a drama class in his junior year, chiefly as a way to meet women. Ford, a self-described "late bloomer", became fascinated with acting. Toward the end of his college freshman year, he was a member of a folk band called The Brothers Gross, in which he played gutbucket. In 1964, Ford moved to Los Angeles, California, where he signed a contract with Columbia Pictures for $150 a week in the studio's New Talent program, playing bit roles in three films. Ford was credited as "Harrison J. Ford" for a small role in the 1967 western, A Time for Killing, but the "J" didn't stand for anything because he does not have a middle name. It was added to avoid confusion with the other actor named Harrison Ford, who died in 1957.
Ford dropped the "J" from his name and worked in minor television roles for Universal Studios. Not happy with the acting jobs being offered to him, Ford became a self-taught professional carpenter to better support his then-wife and two small sons. Some of Ford's carpentry work remains in the Hollywood Hills area. While working as a carpenter, he became a stagehand for the popular rock band, The Doors.
Harrison Ford's work as a carpenter would land the actor his biggest role to date. In 1975, director George Lucas, who had cast Ford in a pivotal supporting role in American Graffiti, hired Ford to build some cabinets in his home and used him to read lines for actors being cast for parts in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. It was Steven Spielberg who first noticed that Ford was well suited for the part of Han Solo.
The 6'1" Ford went on to star as Han Solo in the next 2 Star Wars sequels, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, as well as in The Star Wars Holiday Special. He wanted George Lucas to write in the death of the iconic Han Solo character at the beginning of the third act of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, saying that it would lend more dramatic weight to the film, but Lucas refused.
He starred as Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark and its two sequels to date, and as Jack Ryan in Tom Clancy's Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. Ford's other well-known films include Blade Runner, Witness, The Fugitive (1993), and the remake of Sabrina, among others. During production of The Fugitive, he reprised his role as Indiana Jones in an episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. While often playing the leading man or the hero of many action films, Ford had a change of pace, playing an adulterous husband with a terrible secret in What Lies Beneath.
Many of Ford's major film roles came to him by default and other unusual circumstances: Han Solo, due to his reading lines for other actors; Indiana Jones, because actor Tom Selleck was not available; and Jack Ryan, apparently due to Alec Baldwin's fee demands (Baldwin had previously played the role in The Hunt for Red October).
The 2001 edition of the Guinness Book of Records listed Ford as the richest actor alive: his reported salary for the 2002 film K-19: The Widowmaker was more than $25 million. The 27 movies that he has starred in have grossed a combined box office of more than $3.3 billion.
However, despite being one of the most financially successful actors of his generation, Ford has received just one Oscar nomination, that of Best Actor for Witness. In 1999, he received the Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute and received a star in front of the Kodak Theatre at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. on June 2, 2003.
Ford's star power has waned in recent years, the result of appearing in numerous critically derided and commercially disappointing movies like Random Hearts, K-19: The Widowmaker, Hollywood Homicide and Firewall. Even 2000's What Lies Beneath, which featured an unusually dark performance from Ford, was widely criticised as predictable and formulaic, and proved to be only a moderate success commercially. In January 2005, Ford was overtaken by Samuel L. Jackson as the top star of the combined highest-grossing films in Hollywood, and Mel Gibson has overtaken him as the richest living actor.
In 2004, Ford declined a chance to star in the thriller Syriana, commenting that "I didn't feel strongly enough about the truth of the material and I think I made a mistake". The role eventually went to George Clooney, who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his work. . Ford also turned down leading roles in critically acclaimed films The Patriot, Traffic and A History of Violence.
Ford is one of Hollywood's most notoriously private actors, rigidly guarding his private life. Outside of film promotion, he rarely appears in the press, preferring to keep to himself at his Wyoming home. In fact, Ford considers the Internet to invade his best intentions of privacy.
Marriages & Children
Ford has been married twice. He married Mary Marquardt in 1964, and divorced her in 1979. He had two children with her, Benjamin (born in 1967) and Willard (born in 1969). He married again, to Melissa Mathison, screenwriter of The Black Stallion, Kundun, and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, on March 14, 1983. They had two children: a son, Malcolm (born on March 10, 1987), and a daughter, Georgia (born on June 30, 1990). Mathison filed for legal separation on August 23, 2001, and their subsequent divorce in January 2004 has become one of the most expensive in Hollywood history. Ford has since been dating actress Calista Flockhart.
Ford is a private pilot of both planes and helicopters, and owns an 800-acre (3.2-kmē) ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, approximately half of which he has donated as a nature reserve. On several occasions, Ford has personally provided emergency helicopter services at the behest of local authorities, in one instance rescuing a hiker overcome by dehydration.
He is the current Chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program, taking over after Chuck Yeager retired.
Ford sits on the board of directors of Conservation International.
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