It’s no secret who one of my favorite popcorn munching, thrill seeking, Saturday afternoon movie actors is. However, like most actors worth their salt, Harrison Ford does have a repetoire that extends far beyond two of the most successful film franchises in movie history and as I have been mentioning in probably half of my posts, he will be returning to the silver screen as a certain globe-trotting, snake fearing, bullwhip cracking, Nazi despising archaeologist. Below is a List of some of my other Ford favorites.
Witness: His first and (so far) only Academy Award nomination and it features a very cool song from days gone by.
The Fugitive: The best motion picture based on a television series. Tommy Lee Jones’ Best Supporting Oscar winning film. Excellent cat-and-mouse chase of the on the lam doctor and the obsessed federal marshal tracking him down. Also believed to be based on the actual case of Cleveland, OH physician Sam Sheppard.
What Lies Beneath: Hitchcockian in its suspense without the blood and gore.
The Jack Ryan duology (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger). Alec Baldwin started the franchise in The Hunt for Red October and Ben Affleck concluded it in The Sum of All Fears. I know it is another series but Harrison’s two films are the best.
Air Force One: Flawed, cliched, but seriously, would it be so bad if he were our president? Another good popcorn film.
I know I am forgetting a lot so please feel free to comment on some of your favorite Harrison Ford movies. Any will do.