Trivia

pencil
Add new record
  • Revealed on the "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993) that he has some false teeth; 2 were pulled by a dentist after some others were damaged when he fell on a gun during a stunt for a TV appearance early in his career.
  • 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. (19 December 1996)
  • Has been pursued by two generations of the Fett family of bounty hunters. In Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), he is captured by Boba Fett at the end of the film. In Six Days Seven Nights (1998) he is pursued by Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett, and his progeny, the stormtroopers, in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).
  • As of September 2006, the combined domestic box office grosses of Ford's films total approximately $3.1 billion, with worldwide grosses approaching the $6 billion mark, making Ford the #2 box-office star behind Tom Hanks.
  • His favorite record is "On the Edge", by his favorite artist, Patrick Rondat.
  • His divorce from Melissa Mathison turned out to be the most expensive in the history of Hollywood.
  • He suffered a back injury while filming Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) which required surgery. While he was away Steven Spielberg filmed around him as best he could in the fights and stunt scenes, using Vic Armstrong, a British-born stunt man who looked so much like Ford that members of the crew were always mistaking confusing the two. Ford resumed doing his own stunts upon his return, and his close-ups were added later into the finished film.
  • His mother Dorothy Ford died on lung cancer on 10 February 2004 at the age of eighty-six.
  • Has been in three films written by Lawrence Kasdan, but never one directed by him. Kasdan wrote Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
  • Joined a talent agency for the first time in his career in 1999, following the box office failure of Random Hearts (1999).
  • He and his Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill were both considered for the role of the bumbling wizard Schmendrick in the 1982 animated adaptation of The Last Unicorn.
  • Turned down the role of Eliot Ness in Brian De Palma's The Untouchables (1987). It went to Kevin Costner instead.
  • Was originally brought in by George Lucas to feed lines to other actors auditioning for Star Wars (1977) because he wasn't allowed to audition (Lucas wanted new faces for the film). He eventually won Lucas over and the role of Han Solo went to him.
  • He was offered the title role in Schindler's List (1993) but declined, saying that some people would not be able to look past him as a star to see the importance of the film.
  • His wife, Melissa Mathison, wrote the screenplay for _E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial (1982)_.
  • Indiana Jones was voted the second greatest screen hero of all time by the American Film Institute, just behind Gregory Peck's Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).
  • Engaged to Calista Flockhart (2002 - present)
  • Children: with Mary Marquardt, sons Benjamin (b. 22.09.1967) and Willard (b. 14-05-1969); with Melissa Mathison, son Malcolm Ford (b. 10-03- 1987) and daughter Georgia (b. 30-06-1991).
  • His mother is of entirely Russian-Jewish heritage, while his father is of Irish- Catholic and German-Protestant heritage. When asked what religion he was raised under he joked "democrat", since he has never been observant with any particular religion.
  • Premiere Magazine ranked him as #35 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).
  • Of all the characters he has played, he frequently cites Indiana Jones as both his favorite and the one he is most proud of.
  • Cited as America's Favorite Movie Star in Harris Polls conducted over three consecutive years, from 1998-2000.
  • October 2003 - had surgery on a torn-rotator cuff.
  • He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity in college.
LOAD MORE
Terms of Use · Copyright · Privacy
Copyright 2006-2021, FamousFix · 0.08s