Harrison Ford

10 Things You Might Not Know About Han Solo
10 Things You Might Not Know About Han Solo
So much of Han Solo’s appeal is due to Harrison Ford’s portrayal of the legendary smuggler. It’s an iconic character elevated by an iconic performance. But it almost didn’t happen. Early in the development of Star Wars, Han Solo was a big, green-skinned alien Jedi with gills and no nose. Once George Lucas decided he wanted a human character, he actually almost cast Billy Dee Williams in the part, before reconsidering him for Lando Calrissian. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which catches up with the captain of the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo!
15 Facts You Might Not Know About ‘Blade Runner’
15 Facts You Might Not Know About ‘Blade Runner’
It’s hard to imagine anyone else besides Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner. Even Philip K. Dick, who wrote the novel the film is based on said, “If Harrison Ford had not played that role, Deckard would never become an actual person.” But, it almost was not Harrison Ford. Director Ridley Scott was in talks with Dustin Hoffman to star in the film (alongside Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry), before both were recast, just three months before shooting began. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which tracks down replicants with Blade Runner!
15 Facts You May Not Know About 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'
15 Facts You May Not Know About 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'
There’s a running joke in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade that Indy took his nickname from the family dog. That joke has some truth to it though because as George Lucas was developing Raiders of the Lost Ark, he actually named the character after his dog, Jones (the “Indiana” was a riff on Steve McQueen character Nevada Smith). Coincidentally, the same dog was the inspiration for Chewbacca in Star Wars. Need more Raiders of the Lost Ark facts? Throw us the idol and we’ll throw you the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
Has Harrison Ford Really Never Seen the ‘Indiana Jones’ Movies? [VIDEO]
Has Harrison Ford Really Never Seen the ‘Indiana Jones’ Movies? [VIDEO]
It's hard to believe that Harrison Ford has never seen any of the 'Indiana Jones' movies. And yet, here he is recently watching the original trilogy in wide-eyed wonder. (Apparently, even Indy himself wants to pretend that 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' never happened.) But as many YouTube commenters have pointed out, something seems fishy about this video.
Just-Released ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Deleted Scene Reveals Extended Sparring Between Han and Leia [VIDEO]
Just-Released ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Deleted Scene Reveals Extended Sparring Between Han and Leia [VIDEO]
George Lucas is famous -- or should we say infamous -- for tinkering with the original 'Star Wars' movie trilogy. For example, he's "updated" them with CGI technology that was unavailable at the time they were originally shot, much to the dismay of movie purists the world over who felt they were perfect as-is. But when the umpteenth re-release of the films, 'Star Wars: The Complete Saga,
Harrison Ford Beheads a Papa Smurf Doll on ‘Conan’ [VIDEO]
Harrison Ford Beheads a Papa Smurf Doll on ‘Conan’ [VIDEO]
Harrison Ford isn't smurfing around. On 'Conan' last night, the actor expressed his intense dislike for the little blue creatures by beheading a plush Papa Smurf. Ford has good reason to be peeved: the CGI reboot of 'The Smurfs' nearly tied his new movie 'Cowboys and Aliens' at the box office over the weekend. And, to add insult to injury, wife Calista Flockhart paid good money to take their son t
‘Forty Fords’ Illustration Celebrates Harrison Ford’s Forty Film Roles – Can You Name Them All?
‘Forty Fords’ Illustration Celebrates Harrison Ford’s Forty Film Roles – Can You Name Them All?
Harrison Ford's 40th movie, 'Cowboys and Aliens,' was released on Friday. To commemorate the occasion, the National Post's Steve Murray put together 'Forty Fords,' showing Ford in character from each film -- beginning with his first flick, 1967's 'A Time for Killing,' all the way through his new sci-fi picture that opens today.