|Harrison Ford:he can still kill(宝刀不老)|
|2004年02月13日14:40:41 英语沙龙 |
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942, in Chicago, to an Irish Catholic father and a Russian Jewish mother.|
Young Harry (as he was referred to as a child) did not share the rugged, adventurous, heroic characteristics that he shares with most of his onscreen characters. Although Ford had no direction in life, not to mention no motivation to learn, he continued in his studies and attended Ripon College, in Wisconsin. A below average student, Ford took an acting class to try raising his grade point average. This didn't help since Ford was kicked out of Ripon just weeks before graduation -- but the acting classes did serve another purpose -- they gave Ford a glimmer of direction in his life.
Ford left for Los Angeles with the hopes of pursuing an acting career. Once in LA, Ford received bit parts in television series, but this was not keeping him busy nor was it paying the bills. He took a job as a carpenter with the task of building a recording studio. Producers and directors told Ford that he did not have what it takes to be an actor, but he did have a knack for carpentry and taught himself about it with the help of a library book he borrowed.
And then he began the relationship with director George Lucas. Ford was offered a role in the film American Graffiti, but passed it up when he learned his salary was not half as big as what he was earning as a carpenter. When he was offered a slight pay raise, he finally accepted the role.
This was the beginning of a beautiful friendship, which led to his historical role as Han Solo in Star Wars. After his work in Star Wars, Ford performed in another star-turning role, this time for directors Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, in the first installment of the Indiana Jones series, Raiders of the Lost Ark.
With dramatic roles in films such as Presumed Innocent, Patriot Games, The Fugitive, Clear and Present Danger, The Devil's Own, and Air Force One (to name just a few), it's no wonder Ford is one of the most respected actors of his time.
Although 7 of Ford's films are among the top grossing films of all time, he has never actually won an Academy Award. He was recognized for his work in the 1985 drama Witness with a Best Actor Oscar nomination and has received a slew of other prestigious awards.
Revered as a sex symbol by women worldwide, the person behind the most beloved heroes in film's history is regarded as an excellent actor by both sexes. He earns a salary of at least ＄ 20 million per movie.