Name: Harrison Ford
Born As: Harrison Ford II
Birthdate/place: July 12, 1942 in Chicago, IL
Claim to Fame: as Han Solo in Star Wars (1977)
Bio: In 2001 Ford was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the richest male actor.
Ford has been on the big screen since 1966. Steven Spielberg convinced George Lucas that Ford was perfect for o superstardom. He went on to star in the Star Wars sequels, The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983), as well as The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978). Ford solified his stardom with his starring roles in the Indiana Jones series, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), and the sequel Indian Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). There were then two television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and Indiana Jones and the Kingsom of the Crystal Skull (2008). Other movies that Ford has starred in are Clear and Present Danger (1994), Air Force One (1997), What Lies Beneath (2000), and Firewall (2006). His latest film is Crossing Over (2009). Ford received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards.