Harrison Ford (1942- )

His father was Irish, his mother Russian-Jewish. He was a lackluster student at Maine Township High School East in Park Ridge Illinois (no athletic star, never above a C average). After dropping out of Ripon College in Wisconsin, where he did some acting and later summer stock, he signed a Hollywood contract with Columbia and later Universal. His roles in movies and TV remained secondary and, discouraged, he turned to a career in professional carpentry. ~IMDB

“Bikes and planes aren’t about going fast or having fun; they’re toys, but serious ones.

I am not the first man who wanted to make changes in his life at 60 and I won’t be the last. It is just that others can do it with anonymity.”

I could take Sean Connery in a fight… I could definitely take him.”

I enjoyed carpentry, and it was very good to me for 12 years.

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship.”

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man. At a very early age, I knew I didn’t want to do what my dad did, which was work in an office.

My older kids are fantastic people. It can’t be the result of my influence on them.”

Parenting is an impossible job at any age.

There is no child left within me, none whatsoever.”

You may get real tired watching me, but I’m not going to quit.”

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