How Tall Is Harrison Ford?

Star actor Harrison Ford has made headlines in Hollywood for decades. Even though the Indiana Jones star is nearly an octogenarian, he’s still churning out blockbusters. After all these years, it seems like the public must know everything about Ford. But do you know how tall he is? Here are all the details on Ford, his career, his life, and his stature.

Harrison Ford’s slow start to superstardom

Ford has starred in huge movies for nearly 50 years. According to Biography, however, he didn’t even become interested in acting until he was in college. He went to Wisconsin’s Ripon College in 1962 to study English and philosophy.

While there, he picked up a drama course, assuming it would be an easy A. That class sparked a new interest in Ford. “I was terrified to get up in front of people, but I really enjoyed the storytelling part,” the Chicago native said. 

Having been bit by the acting bug, Ford left college before finishing his degree. He and then-girlfriend Mary Marquardt (who he later married) moved to Hollywood in the mid-’60s, and Ford tried to break into show business.

It’s hard to imagine such an iconic star struggling to get noticed, but that’s exactly what happened. After Ford’s film debut in a small part in the 1966 movie Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, one studio official told him that he’d never succeed as an actor. 

Ford’s impressive height — figuratively and literally

Actors Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart hug at a 2016 Golden Globe Awards After Party
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart in 2016 | FilmMagic/FilmMagic

Clearly, the long-forgotten studio executive was wrong. In 1973, Ford landed a big role in his first George Lucas film, American Graffiti. By 1977, he was on his way to international stardom, playing the roguish Han Solo in the first Star Wars movie. 

Ford was married to Marquardt from 1964-79. The couple had two sons together. He then married Melissa Mathison in 1983. They had a son and a daughter together and divorced in 2001. Since 2002, he’s been in a relationship with fellow actor Calista Flockhart, whom he married in 2010. He also adopted her son, making him the father of a total of five kids. 

Ford’s long career has helped him build a net worth of approximately $230 million. He’s clearly attained an impressive stature in Hollywood, but what about his actual height? It’s actually more complex than you’d think. Celebheights reports that the Blade Runner star stood at 6-feet-tall at the height of his career. However, as he’s aged, Ford’s height is a little under 5’11’.

Ford has won many accolades, but he’s still missing one

Despite his slow start in the business, Ford has starred in some of the biggest movie franchises ever. There are the Star Wars movies, and he also played the titular character in the Indiana Jones movies. He was also in the Blade Runner franchise, as well as many other hits. Despite the fact that he’s almost 80, he recently reprised his role as Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones 5.

According to IMDb, Ford has scooped up scores of awards throughout the years, including lifetime achievement awards from the American Film Institute, Cinema Con, Hollywood Film Awards, and Jules Verne Awards. The Golden Globes honored him with the Cecil B. Mille Award. But so far, Ford hasn’t won a coveted Oscar, despite his impressive staying power in acting. 

He shows no hint of quitting acting, so perhaps he still has a shot at an Oscar. Whether Ford ever does win one or not, he can stand tall, proud of what he’s achieved. 

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