Harrison Ford is an American actor most known for his role as Han Solo in the Star Wars saga. Star Wars was first launched in 1975 and was met with a great reception from moviegoers. Star Wars has solidified itself as one of the highest grossing and most popular Science Fiction movies of all time. Harrison’s portrayal of one of the main characters, Han Solo, launched both Ford and the saga into fame.
As the popularity of the sage continued, the Star Wars saga launched Harrison Ford from relative obscurity, having only parts in small movies, to being the face of an undeniable movie legacy. Early on in casting of the film, Ford tried out for the part in early 1975. At the urging of Steven Spielberg, the director of Star Wars, George Lucas, cast Ford as Han Solo and the rest became history.
Harrison Ford went on to star in the next two Star Wars sequels (NetworthInsider). Both of the sequels were quite successful and are known as The Empire Strikes back and Return of the Jedi. Ford also played in the Star Wars Holiday Special. To this date, Star Wars is one of the highest grossing movies of all time.
Harrison Ford was listed as one of the richest actors alive in 2001, and it is stated that his movies have collectively grossed more than $3.3 billion dollars. His continuous portrayal of Han Solo in the Star Wars saga has earned him many nominations, including an Academy award.
Although the Hans Solo character was killed off in the sequel, The Force Awakens, Ford has hinted at Solo having a return in upcoming Star Wars movies, stating that “anything is possible in space.” Star Wars fans continue to watch and hold their breath with every Star Wars movie, especially fans of Han Solo. With the saga riding high in the Science Fiction genre, it seems that the sky is the limit for both the saga and for Harrison Ford.