K-19: The Widowmaker : Interview

HARRISON FORD (Captain Alexei Vostrikov) has established himself as the cinema's quintessential American hero. "K-19: The Widowmaker" is his 36th motion picture in a remarkable career that has spotlighted him in seven of the biggest blockbusters ever made.

Making his film debut in 1966 with a brief appearance as a bellhop in "Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round," the Chicago native moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career after attending Ripon College in Wisconsin. In 1973, he was cast in the popular "American Graffiti," followed by a key supporting role in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Conversation" and the television production of "Judgment: The Court Martial Of Lieutenant William Calley. "

In 1977, Ford's portrayal of Han Solo in "Star Wars" instantly established him as a major movie star. Since that time, his work has ranged from the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" trilogies to such films as "Hanover Street," "The Frisco Kid" and "Apocalypse Now," as well as "Witness," for which he received Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations.

A prolific actor with an eclectic film career, Ford has received numerous other accolades, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2002 Golden Globes, the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000, as well as Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in "The fugitive," "Sabrina" and "The Mosquito Coast. " At the end of the 20th century, he won the People's Choice Award as Favorite All-Time Movie Star, while People Magazine named him "The Sexiest Man Alive. " Characterized by a leading critic as "always watchable," Harrison Ford was honored by The National Association of Theatre Owners as Star of the Century.

Scheduled to star in the fourth "Indiana Jones" film, Ford's impressive past filmography includes working with major directors in such films as Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner," Roman Polanski's "Frantic," Mike Nichols' "Working Girl" and "Regarding Henry," Alan J. Pakula's "Presumed Innocent" and "The Devil's Own," Phillip Noyce's "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger," Wolfgang Petersen's "Air Force One," Ivan Reitman's "Six Days Seven Nights" and Sydney Pollack's "Random Hearts. "

Strongly committed to environmental concerns, Ford is actively involved in a number of conservation groups. He lives in Jackson, Wyoming, where he donated 389 acres of his property for a conservation easement to the Jackson Hole Land Trust.

Distributor: UiP
Cert: 12
Running Time: 98 mins

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