Harrison Ford
The most highly anticipated film of 2008, Indiana Jones and the
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, opens later this month.

Harrison Ford is the obvious choice for The May 2008 artist spotlight

Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is a BAFTA and Academy
Award nominated, as well as Golden Globe-winning, American actor.
Ford is best known for his performances as the tough, wisecracking space pilot Han Solo in the Star
Wars saga and as the adventurous archaeologist and action hero Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr. in the
Indiana Jones film series. He is also known for his role as the haunted android tracker Rick Deckard in
Ridley Scott's sci-fi cult film Blade Runner (1982), and his four-decade career also includes roles in
other Hollywood blockbusters such as Air Force One and The Fugitive. At one point, Ford had roles in
the top five box-office hits of all time, though his role in 1982's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (as Elliot's
school principal) was deleted from the final cut of the film. Five of his films have been inducted into the
National Film Registry.
2008 Crossing Over .... Max Brogan
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.... Indiana
2006 Firewall .... Jack Stanfield
2004 Water to Wine .... Jethro the Bus Driver
2003 Hollywood Homicide .... Sgt. Joe Gavilan
2002 K-19: The Widowmaker .... Alexei Vostrikov
2000 What Lies Beneath .... Dr. Norman Spencer
1999 Random Hearts .... Sergeant William 'Dutch' Van Den Broeck
1998 Six Days Seven Nights .... Quinn Harris
1997 Air Force One.... President James Marshall
1997 The Devil's Own.... Tom O'Meara
1995 Sabrina.... Linus Larrabee
1994 Clear and Present Danger.... Jack Ryan
1993 The Fugitive.... Dr. Richard David Kimble
1993 "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" .... Indiana Jones (1
1992 Patriot Games... Jack Ryan
1991 Regarding Henry.... Henry Turner
1990 Presumed Innocent.... Rusty Sabich
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.... Indiana Jones
1988 Working Girl.... Jack Trainer
1988 Frantic.... Dr. Richard Walker
1986 The Mosquito Coast.... Allie Fox
1985 Witness .... Det. Capt. John Book
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom .... Indiana Jones
1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.... Han Solo
1982 Blade Runner.... Rick Deckard
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark.... Indiana Jones
1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back.... Han Solo
1979 More American Graffiti.... Officer Bob Falfa
1979 The Frisco Kid .... Tommy Lillard
1979 Hanover Street .... David Halloran
1979 Apocalypse Now .... Colonel Lucas
1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special(TV) .... Han Solo
1978 Force 10 from Navarone.... Lieutenant Colonel Mike Barnsby
1977 Heroes.... Ken Boyd
1977 Star Wars .... Han Solo
1977 The Possessed (TV) .... Paul Winjam
1976 Dynasty (TV) .... Mark Blackwood
1975 Judgment: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley
(TV) .... Frank Crowder
1974 "Petrocelli" .... Tom Brannigan (1 episode)
1974 The Conversation .... Martin Stett
1974 "Kung Fu" .... Harrison (1 episode)
1973 American Graffiti .... Bob Falfa
1972 "Gunsmoke" .... Hobey (2 episodes)
1971 "Dan August" .... Hewett (1 episode)
1970 The Intruders(TV) .... Carl
1970 Getting Straight.... Jake
1970 Zabriskie Point .... Airport Worker
1969 "Love, American Style" .... Roger Crane (1 episode)
1969 "The F.B.I." .... Everett Giles(2 episodes)
1969 "My Friend Tony" (1 episode)
1968 "The Mod Squad" .... Beach Patrol Cop (1 episode)
1968 Journey to Shiloh .... Willie Bill Bearden
1967 "Ironside" .... Tom Stowe (1 episode)
1967 "The Virginian" .... Cullen Tindall(2 episodes)
1967 A Time for Killing .... Lt Shaffer
1967 Luv .... Hippy
1966 Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round .... Bellhop
In 1964, Ford travelled to Los Angeles, California to pursue a job in radio voice-overs. He did not get the job, but stayed in California, and eventually
signed a $150/week contract with Columbia Pictures's New Talent program, playing bit roles in films. His first known speaking part was an uncredited
role as a bellhop in Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966). There is little record of his non-speaking roles (or "extra" work) in film. His speaking roles
continued next with Luv (1967) though he was again uncredited. In his next film, he was credited as "Harrison J. Ford" in the 1967 Western film, 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 silent film actor
named Harrison Ford, who appeared in more than 80 films between 1915 and 1932, and who died in 1957. Ford later said that he was unaware of the
existence of the earlier Harrison Ford (who is no relation) until he stumbled across a star with his own name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Ford soon dropped the "J" from his name and worked for Universal Studios playing minor roles in many television series throughout the late 1960s and
early 1970s including Gunsmoke; Ironside; The Virginian; The F.B.I.; Love, American Style; and Kung Fu. Then, he played in the western Journey to
Shiloh (1968) and had an uncredited role in Michelangelo Antonioni's 1970 film Zabriskie Point as an airport worker. 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. He also built a
sun deck for Sally Kellerman and a recording studio for Sergio Mendes.

He turned to acting again when George Lucas, who had hired him to build cabinets in his home, cast him in a pivotal supporting role for his film
American Graffiti (1973). The relation he forged with Lucas was to have a profound effect on Ford's career. After director Francis Ford Coppola's film
The Godfather was a success, he hired Ford to do expansions of his office and Harrison was given a small role in his next two films, The Conversation
(1974) and Apocalypse Now (1979).
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
1996  - Lifetime Achievement Award   
1982  - Won Saturn Award Best Actor   for: Raiders of the Lost Ark
American Film Institute, USA
2000  - Life Achievement Award   
Bambi Awards
1997  Won Bambi Film - International    for: Air Force One
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
2001  Won Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Actor - Suspense
for: What Lies Beneath
1999  Won Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Actor -
Comedy/Romance     for: Six Days Seven Nights
1995  Won Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Actor - Action,
On Video   for: Clear and Present Danger
1994  Favorite Actor - Action, Theatrical for: Clear and Present Danger
1994  Won Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Actor - Action,
On Video    for: The Fugitive
Golden Globes, USA
2002  Won Cecil B. DeMille Award   
Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1996  - Man of the Year   
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards
1986  Won KCFCC Award Best Actor       for: Witness
MTV Movie Awards   
1994  Won MTV Movie Award Best On-Screen Duo
for: The Fugitive           Shared with: Tommy Lee Jones
People's Choice Awards, USA
2000  Won People's Choice Award Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1999  Won People's Choice Award Favorite All-Time Movie Star
1998  Won People's Choice Award Favorite Motion Picture Actor
ShoWest Convention, USA
1994  - Special Award Box Office Star of the Century
Walk of Fame
2003  - Star on the Walk of Fame Motion Picture
On 30 May 2003.     At 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.
World Stunt Awards
2003  - Taurus Honorary Award   
Young Hollywood Awards
2003  Won Role Model Award