Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive.
Today we will share some interesting facts about him:
He revealed on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) that he has some false teeth; two were pulled by a dentist after some others were damaged when he fell on a gun during a stunt for a television appearance early in his career.
He is a private pilot, single engine fixed wing and helicopter. He owns a Bonanza, Gulfstream IV, DeHavland Beaver, and Bell 407 helicopter. Destroyed first 407 during simulated “engine-out” practice. Regularly flies himself between New York City and Wyoming homes. Has a loft in Tribeca, New York City.
On 19 December 1996, he was listed as one of 50 people barred from entering Tibet. Disney clashed with Chinese officials over the film Kundun (1997), which Ford’s second wife, Melissa Mathison, wrote.
He replaced Kevin Costner in Air Force One (1997) after Kevin had to turn the part down with still being heavily involved in filming The Postman (1997) and suggested Harrison for the part.
He worked as a carpenter in Los Angeles before achieving fame in movies, mainly doing home remodeling work. He had a reputation as one of the best cabinetmakers in the city, and his services were much in demand on Los Angeles’ trendy Westside long before he became a movie star.