Nowadays, every major star has at least a franchise or two to their name. It’s inevitable in the current age of superhero cinema. However, Harrison Ford created two iconic characters back in the 1970s and 1980s that are just as relevant and beloved today as they were when they made their debut appearances. The man behind Han Solo and Indiana Jones has led an incredible career that has earned him deep admiration from generations of moviegoers, as proven by the praise he received for his supporting role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Here are some of his best roles so far. For the record, we’re limiting this list to one entry per franchise.
1. Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope (1977)
Even in the vast Star Wars universe, few characters are as beloved as this scruffy-looking scoundrel. From the very first moment he slides into that booth at the Mos Eisley Cantina, Han Solo won over audiences with his effortless charm and sly wit, both deftly provided by Ford himself. Though we easily could have gone with the actor’s turn in The Empire Strikes Back, we’re giving the edge to George Lucas’s A New Hope, since it introduced the character and proved there’s more to him than meets the eye.