3. Harrison Ford
Of the original trilogy leads, Harrison Ford has arguably had the most traditionally successful career, thanks to a lucky Hollywood odd job that changed everything for the handsome leading man.
Ford and George Lucas had an existing relationship after having worked on American Graffiti but parted ways until meeting again when Ford was working as a carpenter in Francis Ford Coppola’s office during Star Wars’ casting.
Ford’s star quality and charisma were instantly recognizable, leading to a decision that would change his life forever. As swashbuckling smuggler Han Solo, Harrison Ford became one of Hollywood’s most famous and enduring action heroes, going on to star in Blade Runner, the Indiana Jones franchise, the Jack Ryan movies, and countless other films.
In his older years, Ford has become known for a cantankerous but charming personality in interviews, seeming to appreciate Star Wars while still not fully embracing the weirdness of the fandom like his costar Hamill has. But he isn’t so unappreciative he didn’t return to complete the story of the character that started it all in the latest trilogy.
Ford can most recently be seen The Call of the Wild and is working on the long-awaited next Indiana Jones movie.