It is one of the most popular stars of world cinema. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. For acting, dropped out of Ripon College. He made his debut in “Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round”.After initial failures unions, took up carpentry, which to this day is his hobby. In the 70s played minor roles in such directors as Michelangelo Antonioni, and George Lucas Francis Ford Coppola.
Year 1977 marked the turning point in his career. Then he played with Lucas in “Star Wars.” He also starred in more parts of the futuristic epic “Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi”. Great popularity earned him the creation of Indiana Jones adventures in subsequent episodes title character. In 1984, he starred in the cult classic to this day Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner”. Was also a significant role in “Witness” Peter Weir, for which he received an Oscar nomination.
The artistic achievements of Ford are both ambitious dramatic performances, as well as the role of screen lovers and hard, strong guys. The nineties mainly meant for him performances in thrillers and action films such as “The Fugitive” and “Patriot Games.” In 2000, the American Film Institute awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award.