By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Jul 14, 2012 04:28 PM EDT
Ageless actor extraordinaire Harrison Ford celebrates his 70th birthday today. Showing no signs of wear and tear, he recently finished filming the novel based sci-fi thriller "Ender's Game" where he worked alongside the always brilliant Ben Kingsley.
Starting his career well over 40 years ago, Ford made the trek to Los Angeles in "64" to land a job in radio voice-overs. He soon after inked a $150 per week deal with Columbia Pictures for their New Talent program.
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Funny enough, the star first received his first real break from top-notch director George Lucas via building his cabinets. That relationship ultimately led to an "American Graffiti" supporting role, claims Wikipedia.
From thereon out, Ford treated movie-goers to many action-packed thrill rides; from the likes of his Hans Solo character in the cult-like followed "Star Wars" to the well respected and admired "Indiana Jones" series.
According to CNN, Christopher Shaw, an "Indiana Jones" loyal, made the following comments regarding the seemingly forever young actor: "(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 Speilberg and Lucas, brought Back adventure in all genres, sci-fi, fantasy and the rest."
CNN also reports that fellow actor Doug Jones also responded in regards to Ford turning the big 70: "If he is seventy today, then I can honestly say I want to be like him when I grow up. Happy Birthday Harrison Ford!"
Wikipedia also states that Ford's films have accrued in excess of $3.5 Billion U.S. dollars (over 6 Billion worldwide). It is also relevant to note that the Calista Flockhart main squeeze was ranked numero uno in Empire's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
Set to hit theaters in November of 2013, "Ender's Game" features Ford playing Hyrum Graff, a cruel and intolerant Colonel at an International Fleet battle school prepping for a future alien invasion.
If thirty is the new twenty, does that make seventy the new sixty? Judging by Ford's enormous body of work, that can indeed be a very safe bet!
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