“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.