Here are 10 amazing facts you might not know about Harrison Ford

Here are 10 amazing facts you might not know about Harrison Ford:

Carpentry Skills: Before becoming a famous actor, Harrison Ford worked as a carpenter. In fact, his skills in woodworking helped him secure a role in George Lucas’s “American Graffiti” when he was building cabinets at Francis Ford Coppola’s studio.

Late Stardom: Ford didn’t achieve widespread fame until he was in his 30s. His role as Han Solo in the original “Star Wars” trilogy launched him into Hollywood stardom.

Indiana Jones Audition: Ford wasn’t the first choice for the iconic role of Indiana Jones in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Tom Selleck was originally cast, but due to scheduling conflicts, Ford eventually took on the role.

Accidental Scar: The scar on Ford’s chin is the result of a car accident. He crashed his car and had to get stitches, which left him with the distinctive scar.

Licensed Pilot: Ford is an avid aviator and holds a private pilot’s license. He’s also a collector of vintage planes and has had a few close calls while flying.

Rescue Pilot: Ford’s piloting skills have been put to use in real-life rescues. He has participated in search and rescue missions, including helping locate missing hikers in Wyoming.

Voice Acting: Ford provided the voice for Han Solo in the animated “Star Wars Holiday Special” and for the character Rooster in the animated film “The Secret Life of Pets 2.”

Frequent Collaborator: Ford has worked with director Steven Spielberg on many occasions, creating iconic films like the Indiana Jones series and “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” where he had an uncredited role as the principal.

On-Screen Dogs: Ford has appeared alongside several canine co-stars in his films, including “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” where he had an adventure with an Alaskan Malamute named Indiana, and “The Call of the Wild,” in which he shared the screen with a CGI dog named Buck.

Environmental Advocate: Ford is a passionate advocate for environmental causes and has served as the vice-chair of Conservation International. He’s used his fame to raise awareness about conservation and climate change issues.