Harrison Ford's most iconic role: Han Solo or Indiana Jones? | The Tylt
Harrison Ford's most iconic role: Han Solo or Indiana Jones?
Harrison jump started his career playing Han Solo, a cynical smuggler who is recruited to pilot the Millennium Falcon and aid the Rebel Alliance in defending the galaxy from the Galactic Empire. Although he starred in other acclaimed films like "American Graffiti" and "The Conversation," Han Solo made Harrison an icon.
Harrison only starred in four "Star Wars" films, but all four prequels are inspired by Harrison's work in the original trilogy. The total franchise has grossed an estimated $6.6 billion worldwide. It's clear that Han Solo started it all for Harrison!
Watch the iconic scene where Han Solo is introduced in "A New Hope" below.
Han Solo set the foundation for Harrison to land starring roles in films like "Blade Runner" or his Oscar-nominated turn in "Witness," but he became a leading man with "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the original film in the "Indiana Jones" franchise.
Harrison plays the adventurous archaeologist, historian and college professor in all four films, grossing an impressive $2.2 billion worldwide. Indiana is known for his sense of humor; getting himself out of tight situations during quests or adventures; his iconic style consisting of fedora, leather jacket, satchel and bullwhip; his knowledge of ancient civilizations; and a paralyzing fear of snakes. Harrison made the character what it is!
Check out the iconic opening scene from the original blockbuster below.