In the new issue of Closer Weekly — on newsstands now — Closer goes in depth into the private world of Harrison Ford, giving readers an inside glimpse at what the Hollywood icon is really like offscreen.
Closer interviewed close friends, family and colleagues of the 73-year-old who reveal that the A-lister is one of the most humble and down-to-earth actors around!
“He’s one of the most grounded actors that I’ve worked with, of his stature, in the business,” Harrison’s friend and longtime costume designer, Bernie Pollack, tells Closer. “He really knows that he’s not the character that’s on the screen.”
Harrison in 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
While his friends and colleagues praise him as “professional” and “hardworking” on set — the most important part of Harrison’s life is the time he lives privately with his wife Calista and their 15-year-old old son, Liam.
There’s no doubt Harrison, who has expressed regret over being an absentee father and husband in his younger years, has “become a great dad over time,” says an insider. He’s developed a closer relationships with his four adult children — Ben, 49, Willard, 46, Malcolm, 28, and his only daughter, Georgia, 26 — from his previous two marriages.
Harrison and Calista in 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“He’s given us room to experience life and to live it, like normal people,” Ben tells Closer. And while it’s hard to believe that Han Solo is now a grandfather — it’s true. “He’s a really cool grandpa!” Ben says.
In a world of too-perfect movie stars, Harrison stands out as a real man. “He’s America’s Sweetheart in male form,” says Brad Duke, author of Harrison Ford: The Films. “There’s no other one like him.”
For more on Harrison, pick up the latest issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now!