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Hammock Parties
06-26-2011, 11:53 AM

Interesting article.


Harrison Ford lands his green Citation jet on the tarmac of the Santa Monica airport, then heads to his sleek offices overlooking the runway. The graying action star looks fit and appealingly weathered. He wears a tiny silver hoop in his left ear, which Han Solo fans on the Web lament as an unhip vestige of a midlife crisis.

Settling into a chair in a conference room, Ford leaves the door ajar so he can keep a protective eye on his plane as his copilot prepares to stow it in its hangar. He tears hungrily into a couple of cartons of Muscle Milk. "Haven't had a chance to eat today," he explains.

It's nearly 5 p.m.,and earlier in the day he flew to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he keeps a ranch, to attend the funeral of his friend Blake Chapman, who died piloting a small plane in a snowstorm. "Seventy-three-year-old cowboy, professional pilot. Great guy. We spent a fair amount of time together flying up into the wilderness." Although Ford grieves the loss of his friend, he finds one consolation: "He lived his life doing what he wanted, right up to that moment."

Perhaps the contemplation of mortality has triggered a mellow mood; in conversation today, Ford shows no hint of the irascibility for which he and his screen characters are famous. Though he'd rather be wearing blue jeans than the navy-blue suit he wore to the funeral, he's cheerful and relaxed even, you might say, helpful. He readily dishes up his sardonic wit: "More people are kicked to death by mules than die in aviation accidents worldwide," he says with his familiar lopsided grin. He responds to questions deliberately; when they veer into private areas, monosyllabically. "I'm good at vague answers," he concedes.

Like Blake Chapman, Ford is living the life he wants to live. As one of Hollywood's richest men, with a reported $300 million fortune, Ford enjoys privileges and faces challenges his friend never did. But they shared a code of honor rooted in the fundamental American values of reliability, independence bordering on cussedness, and a commitment to give the best of oneself to any task. "I take pleasure in being useful," he says. A key to his character is that he was a carpenter who became a movie star but never gave up being a carpenter literally or metaphorically. At 68, he succeeds as a movie actor, family man, aviator, philanthropist, and builder.

06-26-2011, 12:09 PM
I am one who absolutely hates interviews of any kind, but of the celebrities I have seen in interviews over the years, Harrison Ford is, by far, the most boring I have ever watched.

06-26-2011, 12:21 PM
Yes reading AARP would make me feel old.

06-26-2011, 12:29 PM
It doesn't make me feel old, but Harrison Ford sure is old. I had no idea he was 73.

06-26-2011, 01:10 PM
Green Citation Jet ROFLROFLROFL

It's ok for the 'lefty elites' to fly around in their justified "green jets" but heaven forbid for us "common folk" to screw in the wrong kind of light bulb:rolleyes:

Such "oxymoron hypocrites":thumb:

06-26-2011, 02:54 PM
Yes reading AARP would make me feel old.


I don't think he could navigate the asteroid field anymore...

06-26-2011, 03:02 PM

I don't think he could navigate the asteroid field anymore...

Never tell me the odds...

06-26-2011, 03:03 PM
Never tell me the odds...

BOO-YA! Rep.

Fire Me Boy!
06-26-2011, 03:09 PM
It doesn't make me feel old, but Harrison Ford sure is old. I had no idea he was 73.

His friend was 73. He's 68.