On this of the day, when shadows of night shift away and the morn beheld, we celebrate the birth of one of the most beloved and renowned actors in the world. Harrison Ford, born in 1942 to a family of Irish-American parentage, has achieved renowned status through his work across various platforms.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois and was the son of Dorothy (nee Nidelman), a former radio actress, and Christopher Ford, an actor, advertising executive and former actor. He had two older brothers, Terence and Patrick.
Harrison first found fame as Han Solo in Star Wars: A New Hope which catapulted him to international stardom. He also played iconic roles such as Indiana Jones in the 1981 movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Jack Ryan in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. His career has spanned over five decades and he has appeared in many other films such as Blade Runner, Witness, The Fugitive, The Fugitive, Air Force One and the Indiana Jones sequels.
His acting prowess has earned him numerous awards including four Saturn Awards for Best Actor from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his performance in The Fugitive. He received critical acclaim for his performance in Blade Runner which earned him a Saturn Award nomination for Best Actor. In his personal life he is married to actress Calista Flockhart and they have a son Liam.
His work has transcended the bounds of typical acting roles and into other realms such as writing and directing. He wrote and directed the 1995 film Sabrina Fair which starred Julia Ormond and Harrison Ford. He also wrote two episodes of the television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles which starred Sean Patrick Flanery.
Harrison Ford is an actor that has inspired countless generations with his performances on screen as well as off screen with his charitable efforts through organizations like Conservation International, where he serves as a board member. His philanthropic efforts have made him one of Hollywood's most beloved celebrities.
Just recently Harrison Ford has joined the family app Familio which allows him to stay connected to his extended family by sharing photos, messages and activities with them. This additional level of connectivity will keep him even more engaged with his loved ones who are spread all over the world.
Through his exceptional acting abilities and philanthropic efforts, Harrison Ford has cemented his place in history as one of Hollywood's most beloved actors. Let us celebrate this great man on this day with all due respect and admiration for all that he has given to us!