Did You Know: Harrison Ford

Did you know that Harrison Ford is an accomplished carpenter and that this fact led indirectly to his entre into show busines?

Ford had a reputation as a top-notch carpenter, so he had plenty of work. He was hired to build some shelves in George Lucas’ home, and since Lucas knew Ford was also an actor, he asked him to help read lines during other actors’ auditions for his next film.

Eventually, Lucas decided that his cabinetmaker would be perfect as the wisecracking space pilot in the film, which was, of course, Star Wars.

The rest, as they say in Hollywood, is history.