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Harrison Ford is an iconic actor who can still draw crowds in an Indiana Jones sequel -- but at age 71, he is starting to enjoy his rights as a character actor in such roles as Branch Rickey in "42" and Colonel Graff in "Ender's Game." You have to credit Ford with one of the most extraordinary 25-year runs as an A-list movie star in Hollywood history, from his break-out in George Lucas' "American Grafitti" in 1973 through iconic roles in the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" franchises and the Jack Ryan series that ended with "Clear and Present Danger' in 1994. He was a dishy romantic lead in "Witness," "Working Girl" and "Regarding Henry," but made his fortune as an action hero in tentpoles such as "The Fugitive" and "Air Force One."  But he was nominated for the best actor Oscar only once, for Peter Weir's "Witness," back in 1985. That »


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