These are 14 facts you didn’t know about Harrison Ford. (Photo: Archive)
Acting runs in his genes. His mother (in the picture) was a former radio actress, and his father was an actor before working in advertising. He has a younger brother who is also an actor. (Photo: Archive)
He was a real-life Indiana Jones. When he was younger, Ford was an active member of the Boy Scouts of American and achieved the rank of Life Scout. (Photo: Archive)
Harrison initially only attended a drama class in his senior year at college to overcome his shyness. The rest is history. (Photo: Archive)
He shares his name with a silent film actor also named Harrison Ford, who died in 1957. (Photo: Archive)
When he was still struggling with his acting career, Ford became a self-taught carpenter to support his family. (Photo: Archive)
That’s how he met George Lucas. The director hired him to build cabinets at his home, and eventually have him a role in his 1973 film American Graffiti. (Photo: Archive)
Tom Selleck was initially offered the role of Indiana Jones, but Harrison was cast when Tom was unable to accept. (Photo: Archive)
Several people were considered for the famous role of Han Solo, including Sylvester Stallone and Al Pacino. Even Bill Murray auditioned! But Ford was finally offered the role. (Photo: Archive)
For has been married three times and has five children. He has been married to Calista Flockhart since 2010. (Photo: Archive)
Harrison is a licensed private pilot, and have provided emergency services with his private helicopter, saving the lives of 3 people. (Photo: Archive)
Harrison is on the Board of Director for Conservation International, and has had two species named after him: a Central American ant (Peidole Harrisonfordi) and a spider (Calponia Harrisonfordi). (Photo: Archive)
He has admitted to having a few false teeth, some of which were the result of falling on a gun during a TV show stunt early on his career. (Photo: Archive)
Back in 1977, Harrison Ford made only $10,000 for creating the iconic character of Han Solo. (Photo: Archive)
Other than his roles in the blockbuster movies Star Wars and Indiana Jones, we don’t know much about Harrison Ford.
Harrison Ford is one of Hollywood’s actors who has always tried to live a quiet life outside the filming set. But the actor is held responsible for boys and girls around the world playing to be brave archaeologists like Indiana Jones, or children staring at the stars, dreaming of exploring the galaxy like Han Solo.
Today, Ford is turning 75, and to celebrate this special occasion, we share with you 14 fun facts about his hermit life and his famous career.