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in this issue ASA BUTTERFIELD BY MITCHELL NGUYEN MCCORMACK

Icon: Harrison Ford

HOLDING THE FORD. After more than five decades in the business, Harrison Ford is still as relevant as ever. His fluidity in acting and rugged style make him one the icons of the century

 

HARRISON FORD BLADE RUNNER ICON
Harrison Ford in “Blade Runner”

 

Harrison Ford is a cinema icon who has captured the attention and ignited the imagination of many generations. Through his most memorable roles such as Han Solo (the roguish smuggler from a galaxy far, far away), Indiana Jones (the globe-trotting archaeology professor with the fedora and safari-styled outfit) and Rick Deckard (a replicant, or android, hunter who had a change of heart), he has showcased his fluid acting skills and unrivaled charisma over the course of more than five decades.

His portfolio includes plenty of other wildly successful titles such as “The Fugitive,” “What Lies Beneath,” “Paranoia” and “Ender’s Game,” to name just a few. Now entering his 73rd year, there is no stopping him: This December he reprises
his role as Han Solo in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and rumor has it that he will return as the fedora-wearing
archeologist in a future installment of “Indiana Jones.”

 

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

 

Despite his worldwide fame, Ford manages to keep his private life, well, private. His motivation to continue working on movies is not about fame, but rather the art of acting. This Hollywood actor’s humility can also be seen from his personal style that tends to be on the safer, but still characterful, side. A selection of comfortable sweaters, a pair of denim trousers and various simple shirts are part of his distinct clothing arsenal. His onscreen “manly” style has also become archetypal for a lot of male viewers, especially with his signature neutral-colored pieces and rugged ensembles.

In addition to acting, he is actively involved with various environmental causes, which at one time included a visit to Indonesia to discuss illegal logging with government officials, and pursues his affinity for aviation—something quite
in line with his onscreen personas who often flirt with danger and risk.

 

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