This month we conclude our look back at arguably the greatest sci-fi film series of all time, Star Wars. Episode VI Return of the Jedi for many is a perfect conclusion, for other not so much! Either way itís an enjoyable film featuring star of the month Han Solo himself Harrison Ford.
Harrison Ford was born July 13, 1942 in Chicago to acting parents Christopher and Dorothy Ford. He was the older of two sons. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America, and achieved its second-highest rank, Life Scout. In 1960, Ford graduated from Maine East High School in Illinois from there he attended Ripon College in Wisconsin. He took a drama class in the final quarter of his senior year to get over his shyness. It was then he discovered his love for acting.
Ford would spend time in summer stock in Wisconsin and than traveled to Los Angeles, California to apply for a job in radio voice overs. He did not get it, but stayed in California and eventually signed a $150 a week contract with Columbia Picturesí New Talent program, playing bit roles in films. After some success he moved to Universal Studies and would play minor roles in TV shows such as Gunsmoke, Ironside, The Virginian, Kun Fu and many more. Than in 1973 director George Lucas cast Ford in his film American Graffiti. Little did Harrison know that this would open a door for one of his.... Read more