Harrison Ford, born in 1942 is an American actor, who, between the end of the 1970s and the beginning of the 1990s, participated in some of the most successful films of that period, working for filmmakers such as George Lucas, Phillip Noyce , Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg and Peter Weir. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for Witness in 1986, four Golden Globe nominations and one BAFTA Award nomination.
Many of the characters played by Ford consist of tough heroes, determined but always slightly self-deprecating, among which the best known are the space smuggler Han Solo in the Star Wars series, the archaeologist Indiana Jones in the homonymous franchise, the replicant hunter Rick Deckard in Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049, Detective John Book in Witness, or CIA analyst Jack Ryan.
He is secretary of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagle program. He donates time and money to the environmental cause. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Conservation International. Although he doesn't like to speak in public, on one occasion he spoke in favor of the people of Tibet, to oppose China becoming a friend of the United States due to the Chinese occupation of Tibet. He has come out as a supporter of gay rights and in favor of same-sex marriage.
Ford is also an aircraft and helicopter pilot and owns a 2-square-mile ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, half of which is donated to the state as a wildlife preserve: on several occasions he has personally provided emergency helicopter service to help local authorities; on one occasion he carried a dehydrated hiker to safety. On March 5, 2015 he was involved in a plane crash near Venice, where he was injured.