Although Ford is well-known for his role as Indiana Jones, he’s best known to Star Wars fans as Han Solo. On Wednesday, July 13, Ford celebrated his milestone 80th birthday. Many fans and famous friends rushed to social media to wish him a happy birthday.
‘Star Wars’ Actor Mark Hamill Shares Photo With Harrison Ford To Celebrate His 80th Birthday!
For Harrison: 🎂
Glad to be your pal, mh 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Npsn9RWEsm
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) July 13, 2022
Hamill kept his tweet simple, sharing a photo of the two sitting side by side with their arms around each other like old friends.
“For Harrison: 🎂 Glad to be your pal, mh 🙏,” Hamill captioned the birthday message.
Happy birthday, Harrison! 🎂 pic.twitter.com/coGHZokNxO
— Lauren (@LozzaBean12) July 13, 2022
One fan shared another photo of the two together, with the caption, “I wish someone would look at me the way Mark Hamill looks at Harrison Ford.”
I gotta tell you—seeing a childhood hero like (the real-life Indiana Jones) in person leaves a mark.
He didn’t say much, but he did shake my hand to thank me and a couple of other Soldiers for coming to Deming, NM from Ft. Bliss, to help them film on such short notice.
— John Jaromack (@JaromackJohn) July 13, 2022
One fan commented, “Back in 2007, I met Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas in Demming, NM, while working as an extra in ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.’ I still have a photo of me and Steven Spielberg somewhere. And man, it was hotter ‘n h—.”
“I gotta tell you—seeing a childhood hero like (the real-life Indiana Jones) in person leaves a mark,” he continued. “He didn’t say much, but he did shake my hand to thank me and a couple of other Soldiers for coming to Deming, NM from Ft. Bliss, to help them film on such short notice.”
Harrison Ford was kind enough to sign some of my paintings a few years ago, calling it “beautiful work” – A pinch me moment with a Hollywood Legend. Happy Birthday, Mr. Ford. pic.twitter.com/WRnxZJqE1n
— Kyle Lambert – Art (@kylelambert) July 13, 2022
Ford has a reputation for being exceedingly kind to his fans, which is partly what makes him such a beloved actor. Illustrator and artist Kyle Lambert also took to Twitter to wish Ford a happy birthday, sharing a time when Ford complimented his paintings and even signed them! Kyle called it a real “pinch me moment with a Hollywood Legend.”
The Peter Mayhew Foundation Also Wishes Happy Birthday To The Beloved Actor
Wishing Harrison Ford the happiest of birthdays today as the Scruffy Looking Nerf Herder turns 80. pic.twitter.com/iVOxjPsJwt
— Peter Mayhew Foundation (@TheWookieeRoars) July 13, 2022
The Peter Mayhew Foundation, run by the family of late Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew, also took to Twitter to wish Ford a happy birthday, jokingly calling him a “Scruffy Looking Nerf Herder.”
— Maka❤Mark Hamill👈 (@maka_gh) July 13, 2022
Many fans also commented on the post to wish Ford a happy birthday and share photos of Ford and the late Mayhew together.
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford photographed by Steve Larson, 1977 pic.twitter.com/v8vvJelgQ0
— cinesthetic (@TheCinesthetic) July 13, 2022
Another fan also posted a throwback snap of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill behind-the-scenes in 1977, the same year that “A New Hope” was released. Unfortunately, Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia Organa, passed away in December 2016.
adam driver & harrison ford ❤️🖤 pic.twitter.com/dC5yOwOMgS
— M ✨🔭 (@m_bee4) July 13, 2022
Although “Girls” alum Adam Driver doesn’t use social media, fans still shared photos of the two together on social media. In the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Adam Driver plays Kylo Ren and Ben Solo, the son of both Han Solo and Leia Organa.
A scoundrel always worth celebrating. Join us in wishing a very happy birthday to Harrison Ford! pic.twitter.com/d04XpmZeNh
— Star Wars (@starwars) July 13, 2022
The Star Wars Twitter account had to pay tribute to the beloved actor, calling him “a scoundrel always worth celebrating.”
Happy birthday Harrison Ford! You’ll always be our favourite scruffy-looking nerf herder. pic.twitter.com/Kcj9wAcFlp
— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) July 13, 2022
The Star Wars UK Twitter account also wished him a happy birthday, tweeting, “You’ll always be our favourite scruffy-looking nerf herder.”