Happy birthday, Han Solo!
Harrison Ford turns 70 today, a fact being celebrated by San Diego Comic-Con attendees, both the fans and the famous.
“[His impact] is huge. He single-handedly brought back the fedora, the Stetson and the leather jacket, the whip. He brought back the adventure with Spielberg and Lucas, brought back adventure in all genres, sci-fi, fantasy and the rest," said Christopher Shaw, a cosplayer who was all gussied up as Indiana Jones in the convention hall.
“Happy birthday, Harrison! Keep the adventures coming. Hopefully there will be an ‘Indy 5’ coming soon, and if you retire before then, I’m your man,” Shaw said.
The septuagenarian’s influence on popular culture was apparent throughout the Comic-Con venue. Shaw is only one of many fans who chose to attend the convention dressed as one of Ford’s famous characters.
"I enjoy all of your movies, you're definitely my all-time favorite actor, and that's why I'm dressed like you today," said a fan who identified himself as Alex, from Long Beach, California. "I think he's one of the most fantastic action heroes of all time. I think he's been a role model to several young men who want to grow up to be Harrison Ford's characters."
Ford is a role model to many of the actors visiting Comic-Con, promoting their latest projects, as well.
"If he is seventy today, then I can still honestly say I want to be like him when I grow up. Happy birthday Harrison Ford!" said prolific monster actor, Doug Jones.
"He's a legend! I hold him in the highest regards. Happy birthday mate!," said actor John Noble, known to Comic-Con fans as Walter Bishop from the TV show "Fringe" as well as Denethor from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
But the example Ford set in 1977, as the character Han Solo in "Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope," that truly inspires Comic-Con fans.
"Keep being awesome. And shoot first!" Kristen Jones, from Fullerton, California said.
"Thank you for all you did for geek girls and geek guys," said Ashley Eckstein, actress from "Star Wars: Clone Wars." "Your performance of Han Solo inspired my performance as Ahsoka."
Holly Golightly, a comic book writer and artist, was married wearing a slave Leia costume in her "Star Wars"-themed wedding. Her message to Ford: "I wish him every happiness. I wish that he will stay Harrison Ford because he makes my life better because he's alive."
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Harrison Ford is an amazing actor! How many people can say that they're the icon of two different franchises (at least!)?
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He should wear that earring in his next Indiana Jones and see how the reviews go.
Happy Birthday Mr. Ford,
Thanks for all the wonderful memories. You'll always be a part of my life, even though we've never met. Thanks!
Happy birthday fellow pilot!
He is HOT HOT HOT
HAPPY BIRTHDAY : )
He needs to remove that idiotic ear ring. jeez
And you probably should worry about your own personal wardrobe choices. Amusing how so many nobodies love to complain about the somebodies - no matter how small and trivial the issue.
Why is his earring any of YOUR business exactly? Get a life.
You are two years and two days older than me, I hope you have many more years, and make more movies; as I have in my library a lot of the....Air Force One is amongst my favorite.
Again, Happy, happy birthday.
I presume he celebrated in Jackson Hole because he flew there a couple days ago.
His second wife wrote "E.T." Now he's married to E.T.
Happy B-Day, Indiana
I am probably the world's biggest fan of Harrison Ford! Happy Birthday, dear Harrison...
Loved ALL your movies! Happy birthday...and you STILL look hot!
Harrison Ford wanted me to die!
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Happy Birthday to you. I have enjoyed all your movies and you seem to be a real upstanding human being. Thanks!
Ford – the former Millenium Falcon Driver – is an avid pilot and has served as the chair of our EAA Young Eagles group for 2 years.
The man is a very special person.
AND HE MARRIED CALISTA FLOCKHART!It is beyond me why she married him LOL She said she loved me but choose him!! Good choice and happines forever to you both...JW
His next film is going to be "Indianna Jones and the Nursing Home of Doom!"
Although I'm sure Comedy Central will be calling you any second now, it might be wise to keep your shifts at Wendy's, Then again, if I was eight, I'd be laughing.
"I told you.... DON'T call me Gramps!"
Jus' play'n... Happy Birthday Mr. Ford, all the best and thank you for so many fine performances!
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all!
We often remember him by his roles of Han Solo and Indiana Jones which were great, but don't forget his other roles that were also the best: CIA agent (Patrot Games movies), US President (Air Force One), Police in Blade Runner (if I recall), also as a police who has to fight against an IRA terrorist (precisely with Brad Pitt), a Detective in Witness with an Amish Family, looking for his wife in Frentic, the millionaire Larrabee in Sabrina, and the last one in Cowboys & Aliens, to make mention some of his many movies. I am not really a fan of him but I used to watch his movies too often mostly because my family liked to rent his films every weekend. Now that I remember his career and think about it, from all the actors in the original Star Wars movies Ford is the only one who was the most successful, I applaud him.
do not forget Hanovra Street, a very good movie, old , but good
No time for love doca Jones......
He look great......... 70 is the new 60
I have heard 70 is actually the new 50.
Why can't 70 be the old 70?
70?!?!? Dang...the years have flown by. No more Indiana Jones I guess. He's be having to take breaks while fighting Nazi's or something, in order to eat a prune and take a nap.
Amazing and wonderful career and no scandals gasp!! See Hollywood types can just be people and not be nuts...uh hem Tom Cruise?
He still hot, I would marry him in a heart bit, don't care I'm half his age
Oh, really? Is that when your heart is "bitten"?
I kliovedhim until he marrid Allie McBeakl! I know he could have done better.
If you are going to cut someone down then at least spell the characters name correctly. It is Ally McBeal.....And he could have done much worse.....like her, like him, but you are way to old to wear that ear ring...you have been for sometime.....it does not make you look cool!
Happy B-Day Harrison! But please no more Indiana Jones movies. We don't want you to destroy the good image of you we have as Indiana!
Today is my birthday also. Seriously. Mr. Ford and I are exactly 20 years apart (1942 vs. 1962). Where's MY CNN article?
Uhhh, you just posted it. Happy BDay, BTW.
Hey, it's my birthday too! But I'm 3 years older than you . . . and 17 younger than Harrison. Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday, WLH! We were born the same year. Also, Happy Birthday to a man who has made some entertaining films and I hope to make more in the years to come!
So simple even a simpleton like you should understand: in the eyes of the world at large, you are no one. Posting here is the closest you'll ever get to any attention outside you little circle of family and friends. A harsh truth that all of us here, wasting our time reading about an actor's birthday, need to embrace. If any of us were remotely on our way to becoming "someone" we certainly would not be wasting our time here.
John, why so hostile? WLH is just exercising his sense of humor, as are a lot of people in these posts. Lighten up. Same goes for the rest of you who like to attack other posters.
Who the heck put this slideshow together?
The picture of him with Bill Clinton is from a White House Gala in 1998 NOT 2005. Also, they cropped out the part of the photo where you can see him shaking hands with Bill.
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Always loved Harrison but dude, the earring has to go. Looks terrible on you in so many ways (and my wife agrees).
I like photo 16 "harrison Ford 16...in the film 200 horror film"
Often see him and Claista at the Coffee Bean on Ocean Park in Santa Monica driving his little black Prius
I've always wanted to do nasty things with him. Kinda still do.
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What?! No picture from "American Graffiti" included in the photo array?!
Equally shocked. They missed a few, but American Graffiti really should have been mentioned. Guess you can't fit them all in, but the selection committee on this one was lame. It would have been much nicer to see a "through the years" sort of slide show. I'll have to check out another news site.
What is the law on seniors driving a Milennium Falcon?
The rule is for him to remember not to leave his turn signal on when flying through hyperspace... ;-D
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