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Top 10 Facts - Harrison Ford
09.28.2016
Fact #1

Han Solo was frozen in carbonite in The Empire Strikes Back partly because the producers were unsure whether Harrison Ford would return in the next film. He wasn’t yet signed on for Return of the Jedi.

Fact #2

Harrison Ford was paid $10,000 for Star Wars in 1977. That would be about $39,247.19 today.

Fact #3

In The Empire Strikes Back, Han Solo was scripted to say “I love you, too” to Princess Leia, but Harrison Ford thought it wasn’t in character for Han Solo. Instead, he ad-libbed the famous “I know.”

Fact #4

Unlike Indiana Jones, Ford isn't terrified of snakes. He helped other scouts get their Reptile Study badges at Napowan Adventure Base Scout camp in Wild Rose, Wisconsin.

Fact #5

There was a silent film actor named Harrison Ford, whose last movie was in 1932. To avoid confusion, modern-day Harrison Ford was billed as Harrison J. Ford until 1970 despite not actually having a middle name.

Fact #6

Harrison Ford is a private pilot of both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. He owns a helicopter and uses it to save lives in search and rescue missions.

Fact #7

Before becoming an actor, Harrison Ford worked as a self-taught carpenter. He was hired by George Lucas to build cabinets and ended up scoring a role in American Graffiti—the rest is history.

Fact #8

Harrison Ford was active in the Boy Scouts of America, and achieved its second-highest rank - Life Scout. This is why director Steven Spielberg decided to depict the young Indiana Jones as a Life Scout in 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade' (1989).

Fact #9

Harrison Ford topped Forbes' list of Hollywood's Highest Paid Actors in 2009.

Fact #10

Harrison Ford has a scar on his chin from a car accident at the age of 20. He has addressed the mark in films like 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade' (1989) and 'Working Girl (1988)' by giving an explanation as to where his character received it.

Fact #11
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