K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER
HARRISON FORD (Captain
Alexei Vostrikov) has established himself as the cinema's quintessential
American hero. "K-19: The Widowmaker" is his 36th motion
picture in a remarkable career that has spotlighted him in seven of the biggest
blockbusters ever made.
Making his film debut
in 1966 with a brief appearance as a bellhop in "Dead Heat on a
Merry-Go-Round," the Chicago native moved to Los Angeles to pursue an
acting career after attending Ripon College in Wisconsin. In 1973, he was cast
in the popular "American Graffiti," followed by a key supporting role
in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Conversation" and the television
production of "Judgment: The Court Martial Of Lieutenant William Calley."
In 1977, Ford's
portrayal of Han Solo in "Star Wars" instantly established him as a
major movie star. Since that time, his work has ranged from the "Star
Wars" and "Indiana Jones" trilogies to such films as
"Hanover Street," "The Frisco Kid" and "Apocalypse
Now," as well as "Witness," for which he received OscarĀ® and
Golden Globe nominations.
A prolific actor with
an eclectic film career, Ford has received numerous other accolades, including
the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2002 Golden Globes, the AFI Lifetime
Achievement Award in 2000, as well as Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in
"The Fugitive," "Sabrina" and "The Mosquito
Coast." At the end of the 20th century, he won the People's
Choice Award as Favorite All-Time Movie Star, while People Magazine named
him "The Sexiest Man Alive." Characterized by a leading critic as
"always watchable," Harrison Ford was honored by The National
Association of Theatre Owners as Star of the Century.
Scheduled to star in
the fourth "Indiana Jones" film, Ford's impressive past filmography
includes working with major directors in such films as Ridley Scott's
"Blade Runner," Roman Polanski's "Frantic," Mike Nichols'
"Working Girl" and "Regarding Henry," Alan J. Pakula's
"Presumed Innocent" and "The Devil's Own," Phillip Noyce's
"Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger," Wolfgang
Petersen's "Air Force One," Ivan Reitman's "Six Days Seven
Nights" and Sydney Pollack's "Random Hearts."
Strongly committed to
environmental concerns, Ford is actively involved in a number of conservation
groups. He lives in Jackson, Wyoming, where he donated 389 acres of his property
for a conservation easement to the Jackson Hole Land Trust.
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