Harrison Ford: Imperfect Hero

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Kensington Publishing Corporation, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 362 pages
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At the end of cinema's first hundred years, one man stands alone and unchallenged as its most successful box-office star. Ruggedly resolute, an all-American Everyman, Harrison Ford has delivered a brand of heroism unseen since the days of Gary Cooper and unmatched by any of his contemporary rivals.

Drawing on more than a hundred interviews with family and friends, colleagues and contemporaries, and Harrison Ford himself, Gary Jenkins has built up the first complete portrait of the screen's ultimate hero. Jenkins describes the difficult early years and chronicles the brutal treatment meted out to Ford within the fading Hollywood star system. He records the backstage battles Ford fought and offers fresh glimpses behind the scenes of American Graffiti, Star Wars, Witness, and the Indiana Jones adventures. And he shines new light on the women who have shared Ford's life.

This is the story of a flawed and fallible hero, a man scarred yet strengthened by his experiences: Hollywood's imperfect hero as he has never been seen before.

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User Review  - Roxanne - Goodreads

Great book about Harrison Ford. While trying to become an actor he was a carpenter before becoming a movie star. He has starred in many pictures and he has been in some of the biggest blockbusters of all time. He plays each role excellent. He is a very private person who shuns the limelight. Read full review

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User Review  - Thom Poore - Goodreads

Really enjoyed it, I discovered the gem Mosquito Coast because of this book. Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Garry Jenkins is the author of five previous books, including "The Beautiful Team," about Brazilian soccer. He lives with his family in London.

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