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Ten curiosities you may not have known about Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford is undoubtedly one of the most iconic faces in Hollywood.

Having become famous thanks to his roles in films such as 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones', the American actor has captivated audiences around the world with his charismatic performance and unforgettable screen presence. 

However, there are still many curious facts that many people do not know about the actor. 

In this article, we explore ten secrets about Harrison Ford that you may not have known and that will make him better known to his admirers.

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The role of Indiana Jones was not intended for Harrison Ford
Although today it is difficult to imagine anyone replacing Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, actor Tom Selleck was initially offered the role. However, the fact that Selleck was already contractually bound to another production led to Ford's final choice for the part.
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He met his wife on a film set
Harrison Ford met his future wife, actress Calista Flockhart, on a film set. In 2002, the two began a relationship and married in 2010.
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He was a voice actor for an animation character
In 1998, Harrison Ford lent his voice to the character of John Thornton in the animated film 'The Call of the Forest'.
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He did a very different job before he became an actor
Before becoming a successful actor, Harrison Ford worked as a carpenter. In particular, he built furniture for a well-known Los Angeles designer.
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His role in 'Blade Runner' required great physical preparation
For the role of Rick Deckard in 'Blade Runner', Harrison Ford underwent rigorous physical training. He had to lose weight and train frequently to assume the appearance of a tough and fit detective.
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He quit smoking because of one of his movie characters
In 'The Little Big Man', Harrison Ford plays a character who quits after drinking from a bottle of cough syrup. This scene inspired Ford to give up smoking for good.
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He flew one of his planes during the Indiana Jones movie
During the filming of 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade', Harrison Ford personally piloted the biplane used in some scenes of the film.
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He took sword lessons for his role in "Star Wars"
To play the role of Han Solo in 'Star Wars', Harrison Ford had to take fencing and sword lessons with the same combat master used for the original 'Star Wars' trilogy.
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He risked his life during the shooting of a film
During the filming of 'The Fugitive', Harrison Ford risked his life after a huge flood of water swept him away during the shooting of a scene. Fortunately, the actor managed to save himself.
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He received a special award from the Academy
In 2018, Harrison Ford received a special award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his talent and influence on world cinema.
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