Harrison Ford is one of the icons in Hollywood at this point, between starring in such franchises as ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Indiana Jones.’ Now he’s doing something that few actors get to do: revisit a role he first played forty years ago. OMG. He’s maintained a successful career in Hollywood for decades: now he’s sharing how he did it.
E! News went into their vault and pulled out an interview that Harrison gave 23 years ago (no, that’s not a typo) about how he became a success in Hollywood.
If I had known how hard it was when I set out to be an actor, I might have been deterred, but when I committed to that as something that I wanted, I began to understand that really part of what worked was simply not giving up.
“There was a certain process of attrition and a lot of the people that were in the group that came in at about the time that I came in…gave up along the way.”
You know, there’s a lesson to be learned there. The importance of persistence and determination shouldn’t be underestimated!
I never gave up and I thought that that had a certain importance in finally prevailing. It’s not chances I like to take. I like to accept and meet challenges.”
I think it’s safe to say he succeeded. The force was with him! It must’ve been surreal for him to do ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (besides the breaking his ankle part, at least).
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