We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
— Harrison Ford
Yesterday was Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you. In honor of that day, here is how landing the right role can make you or break you.
Harrison Ford was a relatively unknown actor before George Lucas discovered him. Ford had played a few small roles, but his lack of success led him to start a business in carpentry on the side in order to support his family. Ford made some cabinets for George Lucas, and that carpentry job opened the door for him to land a small (and yet pivotal role) in American Graffiti. Later, Harrison Ford was given the not-so-glamorous job of reading lines for other actors trying out for a role in George Lucas’ new film Star Wars. George Lucas liked what he saw in Harrison Ford and gave him the role of Han Solo, a role that made him not just a star—but a household name . . . and the rest is history!
Read more about Star Wars from an insider’s film buying perspective in Hollywood’s Chosen, which will be available September 5th.