Harrison Ford was born in Chicago in 1942. His father was German-Irish. His mother was Jewish out of the Russian Empire. Harrison was not a good student but managed to get into college. He would later drop out and to California to try his hand at acting. He would land some small parts in TV and Movies in the 1960's but nothing ever really came of it. He would work as a carpenter for awhile. The acting bug would come back and this he would sting it rather than be stung. This is a compilation of some of his movies it is not a best of list.
10. American Graffiti (1973) - Two boys are off to college. They both have doubts about what they are about to do. What they want to do is cruise the town one more time. So one evening they are out and about and they enjoy their last night in town. The movie stars Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Cindy and Mackenzie Phillips.
9. Star Wars (1977) - A farm boy meets up with a rag tag crew and they get involved rescuing a rebel leader. They then become involved in attacking a death star. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, and Alec Guinness also star.
8. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - A Professor who teaches archaeology also goes after ancient artifacts. This time he is looking for the Ark of the Covenant and must get before the Nazi's do. Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies, and Denholm Elliott star as well.
7. Blade Runner (1982) - Man has created clones that live off world as soldiers and laborers. They are on set life spans. Now four replicants have escaped and a retired blade runner must be brought back to catch them. Movie stars Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, and Daryl Hannah.
6. Patriot Games (1992) - A former CIA analyst is on vacation in England. He happens to foil a plot to abduct a royal family member. In the process one of the bad guys is killed. The brother wants revenge agent the CIA member and his family. Movie stars Anne Archer, Patrick Bergin, Sean Bean, Samuel L. Jackson.
5. The Fugitive (1993) - A surgeons wife is murdered and the husband is accused of doing the killing. The surgeon is out to prove that he didn't kill his wife and he will do anything to clear his name. Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore, and Joe Pantoliano.
4. Air Force One (1997) - American President gives a speech in Russia and talks about zero tolerance to terrorists. Air Force One is captured and the terrorists want to kill the President's family if he doesn't free a General. Also staring Gary Oldman and Glenn Close.
3. Seven Days Seven Nights (1998) - Woman takes a vacation to a tropical getaway with her boyfriend. Her boss wants her to take some time to cover a story on a near by island. She and the pilot crash land on a remote island and realize they don't like each other. They must get along if they want to survive. Also staring Anne Heche and David Schwimmer
2. Crossing Over (2009) - Several stories of people who are wanting to live in America but don't have green cards. This movie talks of some of the problems people have in getting their green cards and how some take advantage of these immigrants. Movie stars Ray Liotta, Cliff Curtis, Jim Sturgess, and Ashley Judd.
1. Paranoia (2013) - The two biggest in the high tech business hate each other. They are in constant competition. They will do anything to beat the other. A new comer steps into the fray and realizes that this game is all or nothing, meaning life or death. Movie stars Liam Hemsworth, Gary Altman, Richard Dreyfuss, and Amber Heard.
Harrison Ford has come a long way from having to hammer nails for a living. Though I've heard that every once in awhile he likes to build something. This man is an institution. He makes a movie and most of the time everybody makes money. He is still young enough that we can see a lot more to come in the years ahead.