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Harrison Ford: Hollywood Hero

From on-screen heroics to real-life rescues, the legendary actor's work is never done

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"I love acting probably more than I did before," says Harrison Ford (above). — Photo by Timothy White

Ford and Flockhart wed last June, in the middle of shooting for Cowboys & Aliens, at the Santa Fe mansion of former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, who officiated (Liam was the ring bearer). The groom wore Wrangler jeans; the bride, a simple white sundress. Any particular reason why he chose that moment to wed for the third time? "Because we'd lived together for 10 years and it seemed like we were going to get along," Ford deadpans. Pause. "And I love her and she wanted to get married, and I wanted to get married."

Ford and Flockhart are a warmly affectionate, demonstrative couple. They show up occasionally at Hollywood events but would rather stay home than walk a red carpet. They attend Liam's football games and last year took him trick-or-treating (Flockhart dressed as Miss Piggy while Ford was nearly unrecognizable in the black habit of a very large nun). Ford has also been spotted wearing a Happy Father's Day T-shirt made by Liam. "I've learned a lot about being an appropriate father over the years," he says.

The couple recently purchased an estate on the west side of Los Angeles for a reported $12.5 million, and Ford is overseeing a major renovation of the house. He's in his element on the job site, occasionally wielding a hammer himself. He is meticulous — woe to any subcontractor who does subpar work. Does he ever tell workers to rip things out and start over? "Yep," he says.

Ford plans to focus on this construction project until he and Calista and Liam move in near the end of the summer. He isn't sweating that he has no new role lined up. "I've been enormously lucky," he says. "I've had a long run." Eventually, it would be nice if other juicy character parts come his way. He enjoys being surprised by a great script. "I like waiting for something to drop out of the sky," he says.

The Citation is in its hangar, and the boss is heading home to his wife and son. Before he goes, he is asked what he considers the most important things in life. "People and work," he says. After a pause he adds, "And learning." After all these years, he's achieved a remarkable balance: feet on the ground, head in the clouds.

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