“Before Han Solo, there was a great carpenter named Harrison Ford…”
Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes has posted a vintage photo of Star Wars star Harrison Ford, way back in 1970. Ford, a carpenter at the time, had been a member of the tradie crew building Mendes’ recording studio.
Let’s just take a moment to admire this shall we?
Take it all in.
The pre-hipster facial hair
The long locks…
The even longer torso…
If this has sparked a desire for more vintage Harrison, be sure to check out this interview from 1977:
“Thank you Harrison,” posted Mendes. “May the force be with you.”
And apparently it was.
According to a Reddit AMA with the actor, it was the income from his carpentry work that allowed Ford to pursue acting, and eventually land the role of Han Solo in Star Wars.
“I had helped George Lucas audition other actors for the principle parts, and with no expectation or indication that I might be considered for the part of Han, I was quite surprised when I was offered the part,” he posted.