Harrison Ford

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Harrison Ford is an American actor and producer born in 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. Ford became popular for his roles in movies such as the Star Wars trilogy, the Indiana Jones movie series, Blade Runner, Witness, Clear and Present Danger, Patriot Games, Apocalypse Now, and Air Force One. Accolades he has attained in his career include an AFI Life Achievement Award, a MTV Movie Award, two People’s Choice Awards, and a Golden Globe Award. Ford is married to actress Calista Flockhart and has five children.

6 Mar, 2015

Undergoes surgery


Ford undergoes surgery to repair a broken pelvis and ankle following his plane crash. Ford’s spokeswoman, Ina Treciokas:

[His injuries are] not life-threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery.

5 Mar, 2015

Injured in plane crash

HospitalPlane Crash

Ford is at the controls when his two-seat 1940s-era military trainer crashes near Santa Monica Airport in California. Doctors present at the scene give aid while waiting for emergency personnel to transport him to a nearby hospital. Witness:

I was one of the first people to run from the hole toward the plane. Four or five men pulled the pilot out of the plane. They got him away from the plane. They were concerned it would catch on fire. Two doctors were there, and they had a 1st aid box with them. He was conscious, talking a little. He has a HUGE cut on his head. A swath of his skin was missing. There was blood dripping down his face.

Suffering moderate trauma, but “alert and conscious” he is taken to the hospital. Ben Ford, the actor’s son:

Dad is okay, battered but okay. He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man.

Harrison Ford Plane Crash - Paramedics Treat Harrison

19 Jun, 2014

Breaks leg on Star Wars set


While filming Star Wars: Episode VII, Harrison Ford breaks his leg in an incident involving the Millenium Falcon’s door. He is airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where he undergoes surgery. His publicist, Ina Treciokas, stated

His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly. He’s doing well and looks forward to returning to work.

The injury is not believed to set the movie back on its release date. Changes have been made to the filming schedule and various tweets by those involved with the production have stated that things continue on at a good pace.

29 Apr, 2014

Star Wars: Episode VII cast announced


The cast for Star Wars: Episode VII is announced. Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga – Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film. Director J.J. Abrams says

We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.

18 Apr, 2013

Tavis Smiley interview


Ford discusses his career and his latest role as Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey in the Jackie Robinson biography, 42, in this interview for PBS. On Rickey’s decision to integrate the team:

Well, I think he had a combination of motives. He was a very religious man, devout Methodist, and I think he had a number of motivations besides the ethical and moral feelings that he had, and I’m not so sure it had a lot to do with race, because he grew up in a context where there was race prejudice.

10 Nov, 2010

Morning Glory

Film Appearance

Ford plays Mike Pomeroy, veteran reporter and new Daybreak co-anchor, in this comedy directed by Roger Michell. Becky, an ambitious TV producer, accepts a job at a struggling morning show, a position that almost seems to be too much to handle. Co-starring Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Jeff Goldblum.

What is news? It’s hard to quantify. Certainly news has changed completely, and the morning shows are not really designed to bring you the news, except to tell you what happened overnight, and the rest of it is a kind of magazine mentality—a little bit of this, a little bit of that. It’s harder to be an educated and informed citizen.

'Morning Glory' Trailer HD

15 Jun, 2010

Ford, Flockhart marry


Ford and Flockhart marry in a surprise ceremony at Gov. Bill Richardson’s Santa Fe, New Mexico, mansion after eight years of dating. Ford’s son:

I think it is wonderful that they finally made it legit.

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