Harrison Ford’s Own Star’s War: Aging

Harrison Ford

Amanda Leddy/Splash News Online

updated 05/21/2010 AT 9:00 AM ET

originally published 05/21/2010 AT 3:15 PM ET

Thirty years ago when filming his role as the wisecracking Han Solo in the Star Wars trilogy’s The Empire Strikes Back, Harrison Ford was aware of costar Alec Guinness’s reputation as a great actor.

“But I thought he was an old man: an old, wonderful actor,” Ford, now 67 (he was 37 back then), said at Thursday night’s 30th anniversary screening of the intergalactic hit at L.A.’s Arclight Theater, benefitting St. Jude’s Children s Research Hospital.


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