Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Harrison ford ...from carpenter to film star!!!

Ford's work as a carpenter would land the actor his biggest role to date. In 1975, director George Lucas used him to read lines for actors being cast for parts in his upcoming space opera, Star Wars (1977), though Steven Spielberg convinced Lucas that Ford was meant to star in the film, resulting in him being cast as Han Solo. The film was a huge success and boosted Ford's career. Ford went on to star in the Star Wars sequels, The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983), as well as the The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978). He wanted Lucas to write in the death of the iconic Han Solo at the end of Return of the Jedi, saying "that would have given the whole film a bottom", but Lucas refused.

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