An old-school movie star in the contemporary age of cinema, Ford's rise to megastardom was the antithesis of overnight success. During the '60s the twentysomething player tackled bit parts in film and...
|To supplement his meager acting earnings in the late '60s and early '70s, became a self-taught carpenter. Jobs included a recording studio for Sergio Mendes and a portico entrance for Francis Ford Cop|
|Involved in environmental-conservation groups, including Lancaster Farmland Trust, which helps protect Amish farms in Lancaster County, PA.|
|Early work on TV included guest shots on Gunsmoke, The F.B.I. and The Virginian.|
|Was inspired to get his ear pierced in 2007 after having lunch with friends Jimmy Buffet and Ed Bradley, both of whom were wearing earrings.|
|On how he became a box-office star, he told TV GUIDE in 2002: "The truth is that [I have] no clue. You have to do it yourself, for yourself, out of your own box of tools, facing your own...demons."|
|Had a new species of spider named after him in 1993 by the American Museum of Natural History, the Calponia harrisonfordi.|
|Earned pilot's license in 1996.|
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