We're just sad you didn't keep the beard for the whole movie. Posted 05.09.13 by reelz
"It's not the years, honey. It's the mileage."
Actor Harrison Ford has played many memorable characters over the years. From the nerf-herding space-pirate Han Solo to everyone's "obtainer of rare antiquities," Indiana Jones to CIA consultant Jack Ryan, Ford has entertained young and old alike for four decades. With his latest flick, Jackie Robinson biopic 42, hitting theaters this week, we thought it would be a perfect time to countdown the top ten best movies that star movie-legend Harrison Ford.
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Posted 04.19.13 by reelz
"I know who you are."
The 1990s were a good decade for Harrison Ford, even without playing a character named "han" or "Indiana." After taking over as Tom Clancy character Jack Ryan for 1992's Patriot Games, Ford followed with 1993's The Fugitive, which became one of the biggest hits of Ford's career. Not even 1997's Air Force One could eclipse The Fugitive's box office receipts, though it came close.
Ford finished out the decade with 1999's Random Hearts, which saw Ford play Washington, D.C. police officer William "Dutch" Van Den Broeck, who learns that his wife was unfaithful only after losing her in an airplane crash. The incident forces Dutch to cross paths with Congresswoman Kay Chandler, whose husband was having the affair with his wife and was on the same plane. Based on the novel of the same name by William ADler (War of the Roses, Random Hearts was the penultimate movie for director by Sydney Pollack (Out of Africa, Tootsie), who passed away in 2008. random hearts
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"I am a prosecutor. I have spent my life in the assignment of blame."
Rozat "Rusty" Sabich may not immediately come to mind when you're asked to name a character Harrison Ford has played on the big screen — Han Solo, Indiana Jones, Jack Ryan and Dr. Richard Kimble top our list — but Ford delivered one of the best performances of his career as the philanderous prosecuting attorney in tonight's MovieMovie, the 1990 crime thriller Presumed Innocent.
The movie was written (with Frank Pierson) and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Alan J. Pakula (Sophie's Choice) and is adapted from Scott Turow's best-selling novel of the same name. The intricate plot revolves around the rape and murder of a young woman (Greta Scacchi) and the innocent prosecutor (Ford) who used to be her lover who is being fingered for the crime. Ford plays Sabich's grief over the loss of his lover and the paranoia that follows with quiet, controlled intensity, but also reveals the passionate side of the character in flashback sequences recalling the affair. With a supporting cast of veteran actors that includes Brian Dennehy, John Spencer and Raul Julia, Presumed Innocent is an overlooked gem in Ford's filmmography and a great alternative to schmaltzy holiday fare. Uncover the mystery tonight at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT.presumed innocent
Movies nightly on Reelz, check listings watch the trailer >> Posted 12.22.12 by BrentJS
Unless you've been in a coma, you've no doubt heard that George Lucas sold his Lucasfilm Ltd. production company to the Walt Disney Company, who plan to make another trilogy of Star Wars (no doubt you read our 10 things to expect about the new trilogy). Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine screenwriter Michael Arndt has already been hired to draft the screenplay for Episode 7, which, if the conventional online wisdom is true, will see the further adventures of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) as well as their progeny and whatever new characters are added to the franchise. Ford is rumored to be "open" to the idea of returning to the role of Solo, but, if Solo is to come back, he may be in even more trouble than he was when Luke first meets him. check out Solo's rap sheet >> Posted 11.13.12 by Ryan
"It's not the years...it's the mileage."
Though the novelty of The Expendables' all-star cast of '80s and '90s action heroes wore off somewhat by the time The Expendables 2 hit theaters, the resurgence of aging tough-guy actors continues with the success of Liam Neeson's Taken 2, which beat down the competition this past weekend. And there's more to come. Ah-nuld's getting back in the game with The Last Stand and Bruce Willis is dusting off John McClane for a fifth go-round in A Good Day to Die Hard. But, not all aging actors can continue to pull off the kind of tough-guy roles they played in their youth. Tell us which over-50 actors still have what it takes to beat up the bad guys and come back for more.
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Posted 10.09.12 by BrentJS
Brooklyn Goes Hard in the trailer for 42.
Baseball movies. There have been plenty of movies made about America's favorite pastime. And while it's too early to tell whether Clint Eastwood and company have created a new all-time baseball movie classic with Trouble With the Curve until after it opens next week, it looks like next year might have a new entry to that list with L.A. Confidential screenwriter and A Knight's Tale writer-director Brian Helgeland's Jackie Robinson biopic 42. Harrison Ford actually acting? Chadwick Boseman (The Express, The Kill Hole) looking picture perfect as Robinson? The movie's first trailer gives audiences only a taste for what's in store. A few seminal moments from the baseball great's life are revealed while Jay-Z's "Brooklyn Go Hard" plays in the background. As postseason October rounds the corner, baseball fans have another reason to get excited for next April: 42.all the trailer hits
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Harrison Ford has played many characters in his long career, but probably his two most iconic roles are the scruffy smuggler Han Solo and the archeology professor Indiana Jones. With the complete Indiana Jones series released on Blu-ray this week, we thought we’d find out what would happen if the two characters went toe-to-toe in a cage match. Read About Fighters and Cast Your Vote >> Posted 09.18.12 by Mandy
It's beginning to look as if we've seen Hollywood icon Harrison Ford don the tattered snap brim fedora of of Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones for the last time. In a recent interview with Collider, Frank Marshall, who produced both Raiders of the Lost Ark and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, said that the fourth movie was his "last hurrah" and that, despite the tremendous success of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and the fact that Ford said as long ago as September of 2009 that he, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas had all "agreed on what the fifth adventure will concern," the lack of a crucial plot device to propel the action (a "MacGuffin" in movie lingo) and Lucas' desire to retire may have sealed the fate of Indiana Jones 5 (working title).
I say, for me, [Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is] the last hurrah. I know that yes, we talk about it, but there’s no idea [for Indiana Jones 5], there’s no MacGuffin.
Marshall said that Lucas simply isn't that interested in making another Indiana Jones movie, citing the fact that he's "passing the baton" to his wife, Kathleen Kennedy, to run Lucasfilm for him. Posted 07.27.12 by BrentJS
Good news, Harrison Ford fans! Though the odds of the sci-fi and action-adventure movie icon appearing in the Star Wars TV series that is in development are virtually zero, and the stories of his involvement in Indiana Jones 5 are "all just rumors" at this point, Ford could be reprising one of the genre roles that helped make him famous: police officer Rick Deckard in director Ridley Scott's sequel to his 1982 sci-fi classic, Blade Runner.
Despite the fact that co-producer Andrew Kosove last year called the new Blade Runner movie a "total reinvention" and said as recently as February that it is "patently false" that Ford was being considered for a role, Scott has said that he would be pleased to reunite with Ford on the sequel. And, though the new movie will feature a "female protagonist," Scott said in a recent interview with The Independent that he might have room for Ford in the sequel. what did scott say about ford? >> Posted 05.30.12 by BrentJS