Harrison Ford is an American actor who was born on July 13, 1942. As of 2020, his films have grossed over $5.4 billion in the United States, with worldwide grosses exceeding $9.3 billion, putting him at No. 7 on the list of the highest-grossing domestic box office stars of all time. Ford made his film debut in a supporting role in Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round in 1966.
George Lucas wrote and directed the 1977 American epic space opera film Star Wars, which was produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew are among the cast members. It is the fourth chronological chapter in the ‘Skywalker Saga’ and the first film in the Star Wars film series.
Star Wars was released in a restricted number of cinemas in the United States on May 25, 1977, after a tumultuous production, and rapidly became a smash hit, prompting it to be expanded to much broader distribution. The film received positive reviews at its initial release, particularly for its revolutionary visual effects. It earned a total of $775 million (nearly $550 million during its initial run), surpassing Jaws (1975) as the highest-grossing film at the time until E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
The film became a cultural phenomenon, spawning a slew of tie-in products such as novels, comic books, video games, amusement park rides, and merchandise such as toys, games, and clothing, as well as two anthology films and a slew of other spin-off works, including two anthology films and a slew of television series.
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