Harrison Ford — Most movie goers will immediately recognize this Chicago born actor, citing names such as Han Solo from “Star Wars” or Indiana Jones. He kept under the radar for most of his life before the 70’s, which is when his acting finally paid off with a role in “American Graffiti” before acquiring the role that would change his life.
Harrison Ford has clearly made a name for himself in Hollywood, often as the tough and action filled star of great films or the handsome, rough love interest. His real character behind all the roles he’s played is just as intriguing and he has offered a great amount of quotes to prove it.
“We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.”
“I’m like a fireman. When I go out on a call, I want to put out a big fire. I don’t want to put out a fire in a dumpster.”
“I don`t use any particular method. I`m from the let’s-pretend school of acting.”
“The third time you say a thing, it sounds like a lie.”
“I don’t want to be a movie star. I want to be in movies that are stars.”
“I wanted to live the life — a different life. I didn’t want to go to the same place every day and see the same people and do the same job. I wanted interesting challenges.”
“I don’t do stunts – I do running, jumping and falling down. After 25 years, I know exactly what I’m doing.”
“You know you are getting old when all the names in your black book have MD after them.”
“I’m addicted to Altoids. I call them ‘acting pills’.”
“Before, I was grateful for a job, almost any job. Now, I’m apprehensive but I know I have other options, and when I ask for the money, they pay it. It’s that simple.”
“I’m like old shoes. I’ve never been hip. I think the reason I’m still here is that I was never enough in fashion that I had to be replaced by something new.”
“If people recognize me when I`m out in public, I`m very nice to them. I`m very nice to people even when they don`t recognize me. I don`t even mind if people come up to me while I`m eating dinner, but if they recognize me while I`m having sex, I refuse to sign autographs.”
“Whoever had the bright idea of putting Indiana Jones in a leather jacket and a fedora in the jungle ought to be dragged into the street and shot.”