Extraordinary Harrison Ford Roles That Made Him a Hollywood Icon

Harrison Ford is one of Hollywood’s most accomplished actors with a career spanning over five decades. He has more than 60 TV and film credits to his name and has played some truly iconic and unforgettable characters. In 2016, with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he placed above Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman, and Eddie Murphy as the highest-grossing actor in the U.S. for his films, with a combined total of $4.7 billion.

Over the years, Ford proved he has great range as an actor by taking on roles in just about every genre. They may not all have been box office gold, but his portrayal of each character shows why he stands with the elite when it comes to his craft.

1. Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones franchise

Harrison Ford wears a fedora in Indiana Jones

Harrison Ford wears a fedora in Indiana Jones Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones | Lucasfilm

When you think of Harrison Ford’s most famous roles, two classic franchises come to mind, as he played such iconic characters in both.

It’s really a tossup of which role he is more famous for: Han Solo or Indiana Jones. But we figured the archaeologist-adventurer title character in Indiana Jones, who kept us on the edge of our seats by outrunning boulders and also gave us a laugh here and there wasn’t a bad pick.

And as the Indy character, he also uttered one of his most famous lines ever: “Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?”

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