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Harrison Ford Trivia

5 Little-Known Facts About Geek Hero Harrison Ford

As someone who starred in two of the most classically geeky movie series of all time — Star Wars and Indiana JonesHarrison Ford has cemented himself as a legendary icon in the sci-fi world. His roles as Han Solo and Indiana Jones have made him one seriously celebrated geek, so in honor of his birthday, we're taking a look at some hidden trivia you may not know about the Hollywood star.

  1. He'd have killed off Han Solo — In an interview with ABC News, Harrison shared his thoughts on Han Solo: "The character, he was not so interesting to me," he said. "I thought he should've died in the last one, just to give it some bottom, some gravitas."
  2. Harrison is a master carpenter — Early in his career, he took up carpentry. Just how much of a "master" did Harrison become? Well, let's just say he could build a house.
  3. He's a perfectionist — During his interview on Inside the Actors Studio, Harrison said that his favorite word is "perfect." His least favorite word? "No."
  4. Harrison inspired Indy's character — Although he did consider Tom Selleck for the role of Indiana Jones, George Lucas had Harrison Ford in mind from the get-go — he just didn't want anything to cross over with Star Wars.
  5. He loves the classics — Harrison told the American Film Institute that he loved novel-turned-Academy Award-winning movie To Kill a Mockingbird. "I think it had all the elements of a great film," he said. "It had such a strong moral register. I think that's why I would say it's very nearly my favorite film."
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