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Happy Birthday Harrison Ford – A Timeless Talent Who Captured Our Hearts

By Margaret Manning July 12, 2018 News

You only need to look at a picture of young Harrison Ford to understand why he has been such a favorite of women around the world.

Young Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford poses for the Paramount Pictures movie “Witness” circa 1985. Hulton Archive/Getty Images

And it is not only his undeniable mischievous good looks that attracted movie goers round the world. It is his spirit of adventure and bold charisma.

Born in Chicago 76 years ago, Harrison Ford has never stopped doing incredible things on screen. Even today, he is still enthralling worldwide fame and gaining adoration as the ultimate action man and film producer.

Roque, Adventurer and Futurist

Harrison Ford’s iconic roles as Indiana Jones and Han Solo in Star Wars have passed the test of time as we wait anxiously for his next on-screen appearance. For him, age is truly just a number. His attitude to aging is an inspiration as he ignores his aging face and speaks to us from the heart.

In addition to making a huge impact as a rogue explorer, mythic adventurer and futurist survivor, in 2015 he returned to his famed Han Solo role in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.

Everyone commented on how he had aged, then added, “Yes, but he looked great! His age just didn’t matter.” That is how it should be. Ford has kept moving forward, and in 2017 reignited his Blade Runner role by starring in the sequel, Blade Runner 2049 with Ryan Gosling.

An Adventurer in Real Life

Harrison Ford has been married 3 times and has 5 children. His relationship with the actress Calista Flockhart, however, seems to be bringing him stability and love, since they’ve now been together for 16 years!

He seems to always be taking risks. A long-time pilot, Ford made the headlines in March 2015 when he had a crash landing on a golf course in Venice, California, after experiencing engine trouble. Despite his injuries, he was flying again in no time.

He has also been reported as a real-life action hero in various good Samaritan reports. He walks the talk for sure!

The Hidden Side of Harrison Ford

For years, Ford has supported many charities and good causes. He has been committed to environmental protection and supports rainforest protection in Indonesia. He is also a big fan of biodiversity.

Perhaps you are looking for more details and thinking how cool it would be to bump into Harrison Ford in real life. All I can say is that my exhaustive research has only revealed he has five children and two grandchildren and lives on a ranch in Wyoming. That’s all I could find.

But he is the type of person I imagine finding sitting in a café in a deserted town, with a cup of coffee and dark sunglasses, waiting for the next adventure!

So, let’s take a minute to wish Harrison Ford a very Happy 76th Birthday, and let him know how much we have appreciated the passion and excitement he has brought to our movie experiences over the past 40 years.

And let’s not forget to thank him for helping us to challenge and push back against those aging stereotypes!

What is your favorite Harrison Ford movie? What would you do if you happened to meet him on the street? Let’s celebrate his birthday together!

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Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at

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