HARRISON FORD (Jock Goddard) earned an Academy Award nomination in 1986 for his
compelling role as detective John Book in Peter Weir's Witness (one of eight Oscar-nominated Best
Picture titles in which he has starred during his stellar career). In 2000, the American Film Institute
honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. And, in addition to receiving four nominations
from the Hollywood Foreign Press, for his roles in Sabrina (1996), The Fugitive (1994), The Mosquito
Coast (1987) and Witness, Ford was revered by the organization with the 2002 Cecil B. DeMille Award
at the Golden Globes ceremony. He was also honored by the National Association of Theater Owners
(NATO) in 1994 as their Box Office Star of the Century.
The Chicago native's Hollywood career was launched following his portrayal of hot rod demon
Bob Falfa in George Lucas' 1973 Oscar-nominated hit, American Graffiti. Four years later, he
reunited with Lucas when he landed the now-legendary role of Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A
New Hope. In 1981, Ford brought Indiana Jones to screens for Steven Spielberg in the Best Picture
nominee Raiders of the Lost Ark, reprising the heroic character in three sequels -- Indiana Jones and the
Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and Indiana Jones and the
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).
His many other credits include Francis Coppola's Oscar-nominated epic Apocalypse Now and
his 1974 thriller The Conversation (a Best Picture nominee in 1974); Lucas' The Empire Strikes Back
and Return of the Jedi; Ridley Scott's iconic sci-fi classic Blade Runner; Mike Nichols' Oscar-
nominated romantic comedy Working Girl and his 1991 drama Regarding Henry; Patriot Games; Clear
and Present Danger; Presumed Innocent; Andy Davis' Oscar-nominated thriller The Fugitive;
Sabrina; Air Force One; What Lies Beneath; K-19: The Widowmaker; Extraordinary Measures;
Morning Glory and Cowboys & Aliens. Several of these movies represent some of the highest-grossing
films in their respective release years.
Ford was most recently seen in 42 as Branch Rickey, the Major League Baseball executive who
helped shatter baseball's color barrier by making Jackie Robinson the first African-American player in
the MLB. In the fall of 2013, Ford will star opposite Ben Kingsley in Summit Entertainment's Ender's
Game, a sci-fi film adaptation of the novel by Orson Scott Card.
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