Harrison Ford is known for declining some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. In 2000, he chose to let Russell Crowe take the lead in the romance-action film Proof of Life. Later that year, he was approached to act in The Patriot but declined the role, which ended up being played by Mel Gibson. Ford has some strict principles and rules when choosing the films he agrees to act in.
Many of his declined opportunities stem from various moral stances, such as his choice to skip The Patriot due to its violent and simplistic nature. He has been quoted as saying that he’s not interested in just doing another “Indiana Jones” or “Star Wars” movie unless the story and character development are compelling enough to pique his interest.
His second marriage resulted in two more children, who both ended up becoming actors. The first is Malcolm Ford, and the second is Georgia Ford. Since then, the famous actor remarried a third time. When he met Flockhart, it was just after she adopted a child. Ford adopted her child, making himself the proud father of five.
Ford currently lives with his third wife and Liam in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. They enjoy spending time outdoors and enjoying the natural beauty of the area, and despite his busy career and high profile, it's clear that family is always a top priority for this legendary actor.
He Could Have Been in Jurassic Park
Back in the ‘80s and early ‘90s, Harrison Ford was one of the most highly sought-after actors in Hollywood. In 1992, director Steven Spielberg approached Ford and asked him to portray Dr. Alan Grant, one of Jurassic Park’s leading characters. He seemed like the perfect choice for the role, as he resembled Indiana Jones in many ways.
Unfortunately, Harrison turned down the role, probably unaware of what a major phenomenon the movie would end up becoming. It was later decided that Sam Neill would portray the character instead. The new actor had less than a month to get ready for the role but ended up doing a fantastic job.
He Likes to Point
Many actors are remembered for having weird quirks in their on-screen performances. For example, Tom Cruise ends up running in almost all of his movies. Perhaps one of the things that makes Ford so unique and memorable is his tendency to point angrily at other characters, which seems to repeat itself from film to film.
Many interviewers and fans questioned Ford as to what makes his point so often in his roles. Based on the actors’ reactions and comments, it seems that he does it unconsciously and only notices it later. Whatever the case may be, this is just one of the quirks that end up making Ford the relatable and lovable actor that he is.
He Loves Driving Adventures
If there’s one thing that Ford loves almost as much as acting, it’s taking one of his vehicles (whether land or air-based), and traveling around while enjoying the warm breeze and some old-school music. The actor claims to own "eight to nine motorbikes, four or five BMWs, a couple of Harleys, a couple of Hondas and a Triumph; (and a few) sports touring bikes."
Ford worked hard and took many risks to reach his current state and net worth, so his fortune is well earned. The almost 80-year-old actor still acts and takes the time to go on adventures. This is definitely one standard that everyone can aspire to.