The man who became the star of three great franchises, 13 Jul celebrated his birthday. Everyone knows about his joint work with Lucas, Scott and Spielberg, but at the time, Ford managed to star in Peter Weir and Roman Polanski, Francis Ford Coppola and Sydney Pollack. Talk about the selected on-screen images of the actor who, it seems, not aging soul.
Love Ford was brought, perhaps, the image of Han Solo, but the brightest of his performances the audience can still see the four parts of "Indiana Jones". Yes, you heard right — it is four because with all the dislike until that last episode of the adventures of the eternal adventurer, the actor shone in the kvadrikvel. Here he is the hero of the first plan, and none of the other characters in the Saga do not chip away the viewer's attention.
His image — the image of a true and perfect action hero: harizmatika, handsome and witty guy, able to get out of any scrape. The fact that pop culture will try to adopt the traits of Jones, has said about the importance of this figure. Star wars can exist without Han Solo, but this franchise without its Central character — hardly.
Space Opera of George Lucas, already stretching for 9 episodes (not counting spin-offs) continues calm pace to go farther and farther away from old characters. Khan in the series is already won, but even parting with him showed how much he loved the public.
Cyberpunk, a grim reality, a lone detective — parameters is already dramatically different from the previous two films from the list. And Ford here, admittedly, played a role, the most atypical. Charisma is still there, but the oppressive atmosphere neowarra Ford type eternal adventurer strangling.
Resounding fame the way Rick Descartes at the time the picture has not found, but then when began to emerge digestible version with the new installation, the film is moved to the rank of undervalued masterpieces — and with it the dark Rick. The re-emergence of Ford in the sequel, Villeneuve confirmed the multi-layered nature of Descartes and finally secured the hero in the rank of the best protagonists, performed by the actor.
Finally get out of captivity deductibles to remember "mosquito Coast". This is a unique film by Peter Weir, tells the story of a strange inventor (and played by Harrison Ford). Ellie Fox present despises America and wants to see how the dying of his beloved country, so one day he takes his whole family and goes far away from civilization, to the mosquito coast where he built his own perfect town.
The image of the Fox is a kind of deconstruction of all previous adventurist role Ford. Reckless enthusiast, who firmly believes in the power of the mind and will, it really creates a place where you can live and not feel the need. Soon, however, when he loses his city, beginning to show his other qualities. First of all selfishness, shortsightedness, pride.
And again Peter Weir with its special view on modern society. For her role in this film, Ford received his first and likely last the coveted "Oscar". The detective, John book must protect the witness of a terrible murder of nine — year-old boy. After settling down in the Amish and trying to protect the boy, he begins to feel the local culture.
As in "the mosquito Coast" is the role at the crossroads of genre and its deconstruction. Formally, the detective becomes a drama about the existence of closed systems in a globalized world. And although the explosive ending with shootings and killings goes back to the origins of the police film, the attentive viewer through sensual game Ford imbued with the local way of life, do not be fooled.
Changing role of the cops wrongly accused doctor who is running Ford scored a role in "the Fugitive", Andrew Davis. This time no notorious deconstruction is just an honest Thriller about the confrontation between "criminal" and police (the other star of the film Tommy Lee Jones). Adventurous Thriller with explosions and car chases in which the actor returning to the more simple action - character.
Harrison Ford in his career has worked with many talented Directors. Roman Polanski is no exception, although his film "Untamed" to be honest, the list of the best works of the artist hardly enter. Ironic that here again Ford plays the doctor in trouble — arriving in Paris with his wife, after some time, his character discovers that his lover is gone.
Original title Frantic (mad, frantic) is not exactly the main character Richard Walker, who in search of his wife acts more cautiously and judiciously, but the detective about the shadow life of Paris to filmography Ford still becomes important.
If released in the era of Hitchcock, he touches his archaism and simplicity, besides once again proving that his Central actor — type is timeless, able to be a star in any decade.
To finish this list it would be nice to be one of those movies where Ford, first, the role is not key, and secondly, not all positive.
Badass Bob Falfa — a character who meets these requirements. More like a charismatic school Buller, hero Ford appears before the audience, arrogant, childish, but charming in its own way. His few appearances on screen however be key to the perception of the film — the charisma of Ford just does not allow him to be in the shade.