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Ford in 2010


(1942-07-13) July 13, 1942 (age 70)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


Actor, producer

Years active



Mary Marquardt
(19641979; divorced)
Melissa Mathison
(19832004; divorced)
Calista Flockhart (2010present)

Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American film actor and producer. He is famous for his performances as Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series. Ford is also known for his roles as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner, John Book in Witness and Jack Ryan in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.




His career has spanned six decades and includes roles in several Hollywood blockbusters, including Presumed Innocent, The Fugitive, Air Force One, and What Lies Beneath. At one point, four of the top six box-office hits of all time included one of his roles.[1] Five of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry.

In 1997, Ford was ranked No. 1 in Empire's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. As of July 2008[update], the United States domestic box office grosses of Ford's films total over US$3.5 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $6 billion, making Ford the third highest grossing U.S. domestic box-office star.[2] Ford is the husband of actress Calista Flockhart.

Early life

Ford was born July 13, 1942, at Chicago, Illinois' Swedish Covenant Hospital.[3] His mother, Dorothy (ne Dora Nidelman), was a homemaker and former radio actress, and his father, Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), was an advertising executive and a former actor.[4][5] A younger brother, Terence, was born in 1945. Ford's paternal grandparents, John Fitzgerald Ford and Florence Veronica Niehaus, were of Irish Catholic and German descent, respectively.[4] Ford's maternal grandparents, Harry Nidelman and Anna Lifschutz, were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus (at that time a part of the Russian Empire).[4] When asked in which religion he and his brother were raised, Ford has jokingly responded, "Democrat,"[6] "to be liberals of every stripe".[7] In a television interview shown in August 2000, when asked about what influence his Irish Catholic and Russian Jewish ancestry may have had on his life as a person and as an artist, Ford humorously stated "As a man I've always felt Irish, as an actor I've always felt Jewish."[8][9]

Ford was active in the Boy Scouts of America, and achieved its second-highest rank, Life Scout. He worked at Napowan Adventure Base Scout camp as a counselor for the Reptile Study merit badge. Because of this, he and Eagle Scout director Steven Spielberg later decided to depict the young Indiana Jones as a Life Scout in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. They also jokingly reversed Ford's knowledge of reptiles into Jones' fear of snakes.

In 1960, Ford graduated from Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois. His was the first student voice broadcast on his high school's new radio station, WMTH,[8] and he was its first sportscaster during his senior year (19591960). He attended Ripon College in Wisconsin,[8] where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He took a drama class in the final quarter of his senior year to get over his shyness.[10] Ford, a self-described "late bloomer,"[citation needed] became fascinated with acting.

Early career

In 1964, Ford traveled to Los Angeles, California to apply for a job in radio voice-overs. He did not get it, but stayed in California and eventually signed a $150 a week contract with Columbia Pictures' New Talent program, playing bit roles in films. His first known part was an uncredited role as a bellhop in Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966). There is little record of his non-speaking roles (or "extra" work) in film. Ford was at the bottom of the hiring list, having offended producer Jerry Tokovsky after he played a bellboy in the feature. He was told by Tokovsky that when actor Tony Curtis delivered a bag of groceries, he did it like a movie star; Ford felt his job was to act like a bellboy.[11] Ford managed to secure other roles in movies, such as A Time for Killing (The Long Ride Home), starring Glenn Ford, George Hamilton and Inger Stevens.

His speaking roles continued next with Luv (1967), though he was still uncredited. He was finally credited as "Harrison J. Ford" in the 1967 Western film, A Time for Killing, but the "J" did not stand for anything, since he has no middle name. It was added to avoid confusion with a silent film actor named Harrison Ford, who appeared in more than 80 films between 1915 and 1932, and died in 1957. Ford later said that he was unaware of the existence of the earlier Harrison Ford until he came upon a star with his own name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ford soon dropped the "J" and worked for Universal Studios, playing minor roles in many television series throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s, including Gunsmoke, Ironside, The Virginian, The F.B.I., Love, American Style, and Kung Fu. He appeared in the western Journey to Shiloh (1968) and had an uncredited, non-speaking role in Michelangelo Antonioni's 1970 film Zabriskie Point, as an arrested student protester. Not happy with the roles being offered to him, Ford became a self-taught professional carpenter[8] to support his then-wife and two small sons. While working as a carpenter, he became a stagehand for the popular rock band The Doors. He also built a sun deck for actress Sally Kellerman and a recording studio for Brazilian band leader Srgio Mendes.

He was then hired to build cabinets at the home of director George Lucas, who subsequently cast him in a pivotal supporting role for his film American Graffiti (1973).[8] Ford's relationship with Lucas would profoundly affect his career later on. After director Francis Ford Coppola's film The Godfather was a success, he hired Ford to expand his office and gave him small roles in his next two films, The Conversation (1974) and Apocalypse Now (1979); in the latter film he played a smarmy officer named "G. Lucas."

Milestone franchises

Star Wars

Ford's carpentry work eventually landed him his first starring film role. In 1975, George Lucas hired him to read lines for actors auditioning for parts in his Star Wars (1977). Lucas was eventually won over by Ford's portrayal, and cast him as Han Solo.[12] Star Wars became one of the most successful movies of all time worldwide, and established Ford as a superstar.[8] He went on to star in the similarly-successful Star Wars sequels, The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983), as well as The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978). Ford wanted Lucas to kill off Han Solo at the end of either sequel, saying, "That would have given the whole film a bottom," but Lucas refused.[13]

Indiana Jones

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The type of fedora worn by Ford in the Indiana Jones films

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Harrison Ford with Chandran Rutnam on the set of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom which was shot in Kandy, Sri Lanka in 1983.

Ford's status as a leading actor was solidified when he starred as Indiana Jones in the George Lucas/Steven Spielberg collaboration Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).[8] Though Spielberg was interested in casting Ford in the lead role from the start, Lucas was not, due to having already worked with the actor in American Graffiti and Star Wars, but he eventually relented after Tom Selleck was unable to accept.[14][8] Ford reprised the role for the prequel Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and the sequel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).[8] He later returned to his role as Indiana Jones again for a 1993 episode of the television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and for the fourth film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).

Other film work

Ford has been in numerous other films, including Heroes (1977), Force 10 from Navarone (1978), and Hanover Street (1979). Ford also co-starred alongside Gene Wilder in the buddy-Western The Frisco Kid (1979), playing a bank robber with a heart of gold. He then starred as Rick Deckard in Ridley Scott's cult sci-fi classic Blade Runner (1982), and in a number of dramatic-action films: Peter Weir's Witness (1985) and The Mosquito Coast (1986), and Roman Polanski's Frantic (1988).[8]

The 1990s brought Ford the role of Jack Ryan in Tom Clancy's Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994), as well as leading roles in Alan Pakula's Presumed Innocent (1990) and The Devil's Own (1997), Andrew Davis' The Fugitive (1993), Sydney Pollack's remake of Sabrina (1995), and Wolfgang Petersen's Air Force One (1997). Ford also played straight dramatic roles, including an adulterous husband in both Presumed Innocent (1990) and What Lies Beneath (2000), and a recovering amnesiac in Mike Nichols' Regarding Henry (1991).[8]

Many of Ford's major film roles came to him by default through unusual circumstances: he won the role of Han Solo while reading lines for other actors, was cast as Indiana Jones because Tom Selleck was not available, and took the role of Jack Ryan supposedly due to Alec Baldwin's fee demands, although Baldwin disputes this (Baldwin had previously played the role in The Hunt for Red October).

Recent roles

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Ford in 2007

Starting in the late 1990s, Ford appeared in several critically derided and commercially disappointing movies, including Six Days Seven Nights (1998), Random Hearts (1999), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Hollywood Homicide (2003), Firewall (2006), and Extraordinary Measures (2010). One exception was 2000's What Lies Beneath, which grossed over $155 million in the United States and $291 million worldwide.[15]

In 2004, Ford declined a chance to star in the thriller Syriana, later commenting that "I didn't feel strongly enough about the truth of the material and I think I made a mistake."[16] The role eventually went to George Clooney, who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his work. Prior to that, he had passed on a role in another Stephen Gaghan-written role, Robert Wakefield in Traffic. That role went to Michael Douglas.

In 2008, Ford enjoyed success with the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, another collaboration between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. The film received generally positive reviews and was the second highest-grossing film worldwide in 2008.[17] He later said he would like to star in another sequel, "...if it didn't take another 20 years to digest."[18]

Other 2008 work included Crossing Over, directed by Wayne Kramer. In the film, he plays an immigrations officer, working alongside Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta.[19][20] He also narrated a feature documentary film about the Dalai Lama entitled Dalai Lama Renaissance.[21]

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Ford at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival

Ford filmed the medical drama Extraordinary Measures[22] in 2009 in Portland, Oregon. Released January 22, 2010, the film also starred Brendan Fraser and Alan Ruck. Also in 2010, he co-starred in the film Morning Glory, along with Patrick Wilson, Rachel McAdams, and Diane Keaton.[23]

He has expressed interest in returning to the Jack Ryan franchise.[24]

In July 2011, Ford starred alongside Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde in the science fiction Western film Cowboys & Aliens. Ford portrays Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde, a character who rules the town of Absolution with an iron fist.[25] Ford and executive producer Steven Spielberg did not want to have the character wear a cowboy hat because they were worried that it would remind audiences of the Indiana Jones films.[26] Ford described his character as a "grumpy old man."[27] To promote the film, Ford made his first appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con International, being led onstage in handcuffs by two security guards, giving the audience the impression that he was being dragged to Comic-Con against his will. However, the actor's arrival involuntarily referred to an actual assault that occurred shortly before the presentation of the film, after which the alleged assailant was taken away in handcuffs. Ford received a long standing ovation as he joined his co-stars, and, apparently surprised by the warm welcome, told the audience, "I just wanted to make a living as an actor. I didn't know about this."[28][29][30][31][32]

In 2011, Ford starred in Japanese commercials advertising the video game Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception for the PlayStation 3. In it, he can be seen playing the game whilst appearing amazed and praising it.[33]

As of April 2012, he was said to be in late-stage negotiations to join the corporate espionage thriller Paranoia. The movie already has Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth confirmed as the lead while Gary Oldman is also in final talks to star in a supporting role. Directed by Robert Luketic, Paranoia takes place in the fast-paced world of business and involves a duel between telecom giants. Production is scheduled to begin this summer.[34]

Personal life

Marriages and family

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Ford with wife Calista Flockhart at the 2009 Deauville American Film Festival

Ford is one of Hollywood's most private actors,[8] guarding his personal life. He has two sons (Benjamin and Willard) with his first wife, Mary Marquardt, as well as two children (Malcolm and Georgia) with his second wife, screenwriter Melissa Mathison.

Ford began dating actress Calista Flockhart after meeting at the 2002 Golden Globes, and together they are parents to her adopted son, Liam. Ford proposed to Flockhart over Valentine's Day weekend in 2009.[35] They married on June 15, 2010, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Ford was filming Cowboys & Aliens.[36]

Ford has three grandchildren: Eliel (born 1993), Giuliana (born 1997), and Ethan (born 2000).[37] Son Benjamin owns Ford's Filling Station, a gastro pub in Culver City, California.[38][39][40][41] Son Willard is co-owner of Ford & Ching showroom, as well as Ludwig Clothing company.[42]

Chin and back injury

Ford injured his chin at the age of 20 when his car, a Volvo 544, hit a telephone pole in Northern California;[citation needed] the scar is clearly visible in his films. An explanation for it on film is heard in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when a young Indiana Jones cuts his chin while attempting to crack a whip to ward off a lion. In Working Girl, Ford's character explains that it happened when he passed out and hit his chin on the toilet when a college girlfriend was piercing his ear. In June 1983, at age 40, during the filming of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in London, he herniated a disc in his back, forcing him to fly back to Los Angeles for an operation. He returned six weeks later.[43]


Ford is a private pilot of both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters,[8] and owns an 800-acre (3.2 km2) ranch in Jackson, Wyoming, approximately half of which he has donated as a nature reserve. On several occasions, Ford has personally provided emergency helicopter services at the behest of local authorities, in one instance rescuing a hiker overcome by dehydration.[44]

Ford began flight training in the 1960s at Wild Rose Idlewild Airport in Wild Rose, Wisconsin, flying in a Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer, but at $15 an hour he was unable to continue the training.[45] In the mid-1990s, he bought a used Gulfstream II and asked one of his pilots, Terry Bender, to give him flying lessons. They started flying a Cessna 182 out of Jackson, Wyoming, later switching to Teterboro, New Jersey, flying a Cessna 206, the aircraft he soloed in.[46]

On October 23, 1999, Harrison Ford was involved in the crash of a Bell 206L4 LongRanger helicopter (N36R). The NTSB accident report states that Ford was piloting the aircraft over the Lake Piru riverbed near Santa Clarita, California, on a routine training flight. While making his second attempt at an autorotation with powered recovery Ford allowed the aircraft's altitude to drop to 150200 feet before beginning power up. As a result the aircraft was unable to recover power before hitting the ground. The aircraft landed hard and began skidding forward in the loose gravel before one of its skids struck a partially embedded log and flipped onto its side. Neither Ford nor the instructor pilot suffered any injuries, though the helicopter was seriously damaged. When asked about the incident by fellow pilot James Lipton in an interview on the TV show Inside the Actor's Studio Ford replied, "I broke it."[47]

Ford keeps his aircraft at Santa Monica Airport,[48] though the Bell 407 is often kept and flown in Jackson, Wyoming, and has been used by the actor in two mountain rescues during the actor's assigned duty time assisting the Teton County Search and Rescue. On one of the rescues Ford recovered a hiker who had become lost and disoriented. She boarded Ford's Bell 407 and promptly vomited into one of the rescuers' caps, unaware of who the pilot was until much later; "I can't believe I barfed in Harrison Ford's helicopter!" she said later.[49]

Ford flies his de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver (N28S) more than any of his other aircraft, and although he dislikes showing favoritism, he has repeatedly stated that he likes this aircraft and the sound of its Pratt & Whitney R-985 radial engine.[50] Ford first encountered the Beaver while filming Six Days Seven Nights, and soon purchased one.[citation needed] Kenmore Air in Kenmore, Washington, restored Ford's yellow and green Beaver  a junked former U.S. military aircraft  with updated avionics and an upgraded engine. According to Ford, it had been flown in the CIA's Air America operations, and was riddled with bullet holes that had to be patched up.[51] He uses it regularly for impromptu fly-ins at remote airports and bush strips, as well as gatherings with other Beaver owners and pilots.[citation needed]

In March 2004, Ford officially became chairman of the Young Eagles program of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). Ford was asked to take the position by Greg Anderson, Senior Vice President of the EAA at the time, to replace General Charles "Chuck" Yeager who was vacating the post that he had held for many years. Ford at first was hesitant, but later accepted the offer and has made appearances with the Young Eagles at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh gathering at Oshkosh, Wisconsin for two years. In July 2005, at the gathering in Oshkosh Ford agreed to accept the position for another two years. Ford has flown over 280 children as part of the Young Eagles program, usually in his DHC-2 Beaver, which can seat the actor and five children. Ford is involved with the EAA chapter in Driggs, Idaho, just over the mountains from Jackson, Wyoming.

As of 2009, Ford appears in Web advertisements for General Aviation Serves America, a campaign by advocacy group AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association).[52]

Ford is an Honorary Board Member of the humanitarian aviation organization Wings of Hope.[53]

He has also flown as an invited VIP with the Blue Angels.[54]

Aircraft owned

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Current aircraft[when?]

Previous aircraft


Environmental causes

Ford sits on the board of directors of Conservation International.[citation needed] He received the Jules Verne Spirit of Nature Award for his ongoing work in preservation of the planet.[55]

In 1993, the arachnologist Norman Platnick named a new species of spider Calponia harrisonfordi, and in 2002, the entomologist Edward O. Wilson named a new ant species Pheidole harrisonfordi (in recognition of Harrison's work as Vice Chairman of Conservation International).[56]

Since 1992, Ford has lent his voice to a series of public service messages promoting environmental involvement for EarthShare, an American federation of environmental and conservation charities.[citation needed]

Political views

Like his parents, Ford is a lifelong Democrat,[57] and a close friend of former President Bill Clinton.[19]

On September 7, 1995, Ford testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in support of the Dalai Lama and an independent Tibet, and was banned thereafter by the Chinese government from entering Tibet and China.[58][59] In 2008, he narrated the documentary Dalai Lama Renaissance.[citation needed]

In 2003, he publicly condemned the Iraq War and called for "regime change" in the United States. He also criticized Hollywood for making violent movies, and called for more gun control in the United States.[60] He opposed the recall of Californian Governor Gray Davis, and stated in an interview that replacing Davis with Arnold Schwarzenegger would be a mistake.[61]


Following on his success portraying the archaeologist Indiana Jones, Ford also plays a part in supporting the work of professional archaeologists. He serves as a General Trustee[62] on the Governing Board of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology. Ford assists them in their mission of increasing public awareness of archaeology and preventing looting and the illegal antiquities trade.

Community work

Ford volunteered as a food server. On November 21, 2007, Ford and other celebrities, including Kirk Douglas, Nia Long and Calista Flockhart, helped serve hot meals to the homeless at the annual Thanksgiving feast at the Los Angeles Mission.[63]


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Ford's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Ford received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Witness, for which he also received "Best Actor" BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations. He received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards and on June 2, 2003, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has received three additional "Best Actor" Golden Globe nominations for The Mosquito Coast, The Fugitive and Sabrina.

In 2006, Ford was awarded the Jules Verne Spirit of Nature Award for his work in nature and wildlife preservation. The ceremony took place at the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.[55]

He received the first ever Hero Award for his many iconic roles, including Han Solo and Indiana Jones, at the 2007 Scream Awards, and in 2008, the Spike TV's Guy's Choice Award for Brass Balls.[64][65]

Harrison Ford received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2000.[66]


Film and television






Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round



The Long Ride Home





Irate Motorist


Time for Killing, AA Time for Killing

Lt. Shaffer

credited as Harrison J. Ford


Journey to Shiloh

Willie Bill Bearden



Zabriskie Point

Airport Worker


Getting Straight



Intruders, TheThe Intruders


TV movie


Dan August


TV series, episode: "The Manufactured Man"


American Graffiti

Bob Falfa



Conversation, TheThe Conversation

Martin Stett



Judgment: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley

Frank Crowder

TV movie



Mark Blackwood

TV movie


Possessed, TheThe Possessed

Paul Winjam

TV movie

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Han Solo

NominatedSaturn Award for Best Actor


Ken Boyd



Force 10 from Navarone

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Barnsby


Star Wars Holiday Special, TheThe Star Wars Holiday Special

Han Solo

TV movie


Apocalypse Now

Colonel Lucas


Hanover Street

David Halloran


Frisco Kid, TheThe Frisco Kid

Tommy Lillard


More American Graffiti

Bob Falfa



Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Han Solo



Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones

Saturn Award for Best Actor


Blade Runner

Rick Deckard



Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Han Solo



Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones

NominatedSaturn Award for Best Actor



Det. Capt. John Book

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Academy Award for Best Actor
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama


Mosquito Coast, TheThe Mosquito Coast

Allie Fox

NominatedGolden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama



Dr. Richard Walker



Working Girl

Jack Trainer



Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones

NominatedSaturn Award for Best Actor


Presumed Innocent

Rusty Sabich



Regarding Henry

Henry Turner



Patriot Games

Jack Ryan



Fugitive, TheThe Fugitive

Dr. Richard David Kimble

NominatedGolden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
MTV Movie Award for Best Performance - Male


Clear and Present Danger

Jack Ryan




Linus Larabee

NominatedGolden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy


Devil's Own, TheThe Devil's Own

Tom O'Meara


Air Force One

President James Marshall

Bambi Award for Best Actor
MTV Movie Award for Best Fight


Six Days Seven Nights

Quinn Harris

People's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Actor


Random Hearts

Sergeant William 'Dutch' Van Den Broeck

People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Star


What Lies Beneath

Dr. Norman Spencer

NominatedPeople's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Actor


K-19: The Widowmaker

Alexei Vostrikov



Hollywood Homicide

Sgt. Joe Gavilan



Water to Wine

Jethro the Bus Driver




Jack Stanfield



Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones

NominatedNational Movie Awards, UK Best Male Performance
People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Movie Star
Saturn Award for Best Actor

Dalai Lama Renaissance


Theatrical documentary


Crossing Over

Max Brogan




Uncredited cameo


Extraordinary Measures

Dr. Robert Stonehill


Morning Glory

Mike Pomeroy



Cowboys & Aliens

Colonel Dolarhyde

NominatedSaturn Award for Best Supporting Actor


Ender's Game

Colonel Hyrum Graff

Filming began in New Orleans on February 27, 2012.[67]


Branch Rickey



Jack Goddard


You Belong To Me



The Expendables 3



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36.    ^ "Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart Get Married!". People. June 16, 2010. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20394673,00.html.

37.    ^ "Happy Birthday, Harrison Ford! Youre 69 Today, July 13!". Hollybaby. July 13, 2011. http://www.hollybaby.com/2011/07/13/harrison-ford-birthday-july-13/. Retrieved August 27, 2011.

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39.    ^ "Ford's Filling Station Restaurant | Culver City | Menus and Reviews". Zagat. http://www.zagat.com/Verticals/PropertyDetails.aspx?VID=8&R=105527. Retrieved 2012-02-18.

40.    ^ "Mo-Chica's 10th tasting menu or the next 'Hatchi' dinner?; Locanda del Lago introduces Meatless Mondays; Ford's Filling Station's clam bake". Los Angeles Times. 2010-05-26. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydish/2010/05/mo-c
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41.    ^ "Something's cooking". Los Angeles Times. 2006-05-03. http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-critic3may03,0,1574097.story. Retrieved 2012-02-18.

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Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda
(1937-12-21) December 21, 1937 (age 75)
New York City, New York, U.S.


Actress, writer, activist

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Jane Fonda (born Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda; December 21, 1937) is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. She rose to fame in the 1960s with films such as Barbarella and Cat Ballou. She has won two Academy Awards, an Emmy Award and received several other movie awards and nominations during more than 50 years as an actress.




After 15 years of retirement, she returned to film in 2005 with Monster-in-Law, followed by Georgia Rule two years later. She also produced and starred in over 20 exercise videos released between 1982 and 1995, and once again in 2010.

Fonda has been an activist for many political causes; her opposition to the Vietnam War and associated activities were controversial. She has also protested the Iraq War and violence against women. She describes herself as a liberal and a feminist. In 2005, Fonda worked alongside Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem to co-found the Women's Media Center, an organization that works to amplify the voices of women in the media through advocacy, media and leadership training, and the creation of original content. Fonda currently serves on the board of the organization. Since 2001, Fonda has been a Christian. She published an autobiography in 2005, and in 2011, she published a second memoir, Prime Time.

Family background

Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda was born in New York City, the daughter of actor Henry Fonda and the Canadian-born socialite Frances Ford Seymour Brokaw. Fonda's surname originates from her patrilineal Dutch ancestry; she is also of English descent.[1] She was named after the third wife of English king Henry VIII, Lady Jane Seymour, to whom she is distantly related on her mother's side.[2] Her brother, Peter Fonda (born 1940), and his daughter Bridget Fonda, also are actors. Fonda had a maternal half-sister, Frances, who died in 2008.[3] In 1950, when Fonda was 12, her mother committed suicide while under treatment at a psychiatric hospital.[4] Later that year Fonda's father married socialite Susan Blanchard (born 1928), nine years his daughter's senior; this marriage would end in divorce.

At age 15, Fonda taught dance at Fire Island Pines, New York.[5] She attended the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York, and Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, but dropped out to become a fashion model.[6] She was twice featured on the cover of Vogue.[7]

Acting career

Fonda became interested in acting in 1954, while appearing with her father in a charity performance of The Country Girl, at the Omaha Community Playhouse.[7] When she was five, she and her brother, Peter, used to act out Western stories similar to those their father played in the movies. While at Vassar, she went to Paris for two years to study art. Upon returning to the states, in 1958 she met Lee Strasberg, and started studying acting with him. Fonda said, "I went to the Actors Studio and Lee Strasberg told me I had talent. Real talent. It was the first time that anyone, except my fatherwho had to say sotold me I was good. At anything. It was a turning point in my life. I went to bed thinking about acting. I woke up thinking about acting. It was like the roof had come off my life!"[8]


Her stage work in the late 1950s laid the foundation for her film career in the 1960s. She averaged almost two movies a year throughout the decade, starting in 1960 with Tall Story, in which she recreated one of her Broadway roles as a college cheerleader pursuing a basketball star, played by Anthony Perkins. Period of Adjustment and Walk on the Wild Side followed in 1962. In Walk on the Wild Side Fonda played a prostitute, and earned a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer.

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Fonda in 1963

In 1963, she starred in the romantic comedy Sunday in New York. Newsday called her "the loveliest and most gifted of all our new young actresses". However, she also had her detractorsin the same year, the Harvard Lampoon named her the "Year's Worst Actress". Although already an established actress, Fonda did not become "bankable" until appearing in Cat Ballou (1965), in which she played a schoolmarm turned outlaw. This comedy Western received five Oscar nominations and was one of the year's top ten films at the box office. It was considered by many to have been the film that brought Fonda to superstardom at the age of twenty-eight. After this came the romantic comedies Any Wednesday (1966) and Barefoot in the Park (1967), the latter co-starring Robert Redford.

In 1968, she played the title role in the science fiction spoof Barbarella, directed by her French film director husband Roger Vadim, which established her status as a sex symbol. In contrast, the tragedy They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) won her critical acclaim, and she earned her first Oscar nomination for the role. Fonda was very selective by the end of the 1960s, turning down lead roles in Rosemary's Baby and Bonnie and Clyde.


Fonda won her first Academy Award for Best Actress in 1971, playing a high-class call girl, Bree Daniels, in the murder mystery Klute. She won her second Oscar in 1978 for Coming Home, as a Marine officer's wife who volunteers at a veterans' hospital and becomes involved with a disabled Vietnam War veteran (played by Jon Voight).[9]

Between Klute in 1971 and Fun With Dick and Jane in 1977, Fonda did not have a major film success. She appeared in A Doll's House (1973), Steelyard Blues and The Blue Bird (1976). At one point, she suggested her politics had worked against her: "I can't say I was blacklisted, but I was greylisted."[10] However, in her 2005 autobiography, My Life So Far, she rejected such simplification. "The suggestion is that because of my actions against the war my career had been destroyed ... But the truth is that my career, far from being destroyed after the war, flourished with a vigor it had not previously enjoyed."[11] She reduced acting because of her political activism providing a new focus in her life. Her return to acting in a series of 'issue-driven' films reflected this new focus.

In 1972, Fonda starred as a reporter alongside Yves Montand in Jean-Luc Godard's and Jean-Pierre Gorin's film Tout Va Bien. The film's directors made Letter to Jane, in which the two spent nearly an hour discussing a news photograph of Fonda.

Through her production company, IPC Films, she produced films that helped return her to star status. The 1977 comedy film Fun With Dick and Jane is generally considered her "comeback" picture. She also received positive reviews, BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress, and an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the playwright Lillian Hellman in the 1977 film Julia.[9] During this period, Fonda announced that she would make only films that focused on important issues, and she generally stuck to her word. She turned down An Unmarried Woman because she felt the part was not relevant. She followed with popular and successful films such as The China Syndrome (1979), about a cover-up of an accident in a nuclear power plant; and The Electric Horseman (1979) with her previous co-star, Robert Redford.


In 1980, Fonda starred in Nine to Five with Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton. The film was a critical and box office success. Fonda had long wanted to work with her father, hoping it would help their strained relationship.[9] She achieved this goal when she purchased the screen rights to the play On Golden Pond, specifically for her father and her.[12] On Golden Pond, which also starred Katharine Hepburn, brought Henry Fonda his only Academy Award for Best Actor, which Jane accepted on his behalf, as he was ill and could not leave home. He died five months later.[9]

Fonda continued appearing in feature films throughout the 1980s, most notably in the role of Dr. Martha Livingston in Agnes of God. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of an alcoholic murder suspect in the 1986 thriller The Morning After. She ended the decade by appearing in Old Gringo. This was followed by the romantic drama Stanley & Iris (1990), which was her final film for 15 years.

Exercise videos

For many years Fonda took ballet class to keep fit, but after fracturing her foot while filming The China Syndrome, she was no longer able to participate. To compensate, she began participating in aerobics and strengthening exercises under the direction of Leni Cazden. The Leni Workout became the Jane Fonda Workout, which began a second career for her, which continued for many years.[9] This was considered one of the influences that started the fitness craze among baby boomers, then approaching middle age.

In 1982, Fonda released her first exercise video, titled Jane Fonda's Workout, inspired by her best-selling book, Jane Fonda's Workout Book. The Jane Fonda's Workout became the highest selling home video of the next few years, selling over a million copies. The video's release led many people to buy the then-new VCR in order to watch and perform the workout at home. Fonda subsequently released 23 workout videos with the series selling a total of 17 million copies combined, more than any other exercise series. [9] She also released five workout books and thirteen audio programs, through 1995. After a fifteen-year hiatus, she released two new fitness videos on DVD in 2010, aiming at an older audience.[13]

Retirement and return

Fonda shown with photographer Alan Light following the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990.

In the early 1990s, after three decades in film, Fonda announced her retirement from the film industry.[14] In May 2005, she returned to the screen with the box office success Monster-in-Law.[9] In July 2005 the British tabloid The Sun reported that when asked if she would appear in a sequel to her 1980 hit Nine to Five, Fonda replied, "I'd love to".[15] Fonda appeared in the 2007 Garry Marshall-directed Georgia Rule, starring with Felicity Huffman and Lindsay Lohan.

In 2009, Fonda returned to theater with her first Broadway performance since 1963, playing Katherine Brandt in Moiss Kaufman's 33 Variations.[16][17] The role earned her a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play.[18]

She will star alongside Catherine Keener in the upcoming indie film, Peace, Love and Misunderstanding, to be released in 2012.[19] She made a return to French cinema, shooting Et Si On Vivait Tous Ensemble (...And If We All Lived Together) mid-2010.[20][21][22]

In July 2011, Fonda's planned appearance on the QVC shopping network to promote her latest book, Prime Time: Making the Most of Your Life, was cancelled on short notice. Fonda said the cancellation was a response to viewer complaints about her activities during the Vietnam War.[23] Fonda said that she had "never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us" and blamed QVC's actions on "pressure by some well-funded and organized political extremist groups".[24]

Political activism

During the 1960s, Fonda engaged in political activism in support of the Civil Rights Movement, and in opposition to the Vietnam War.[9] Fonda's visits to France brought her into contact with leftist French intellectuals who were opposed to war, an experience that she later characterized as "small-c communism".[25]

Along with other celebrities, she supported the Alcatraz Island occupation by American Indians in 1969, which was intended to call attention to failures of the government in treaty rights and the movement for greater Indian sovereignty.[26]

She likewise supported Huey Newton and the Black Panthers in the early 1970s, stating "Revolution is an act of love; we are the children of revolution, born to be rebels. It runs in our blood." She called the Black Panthers "our revolutionary vanguard", and said "we must support them with love, money, propaganda and risk."[27]

Fonda has also been involved in the feminist movement since the 1970s, which dovetails with her activism in support of civil rights.

Opposition to Vietnam War

See also: Opposition to the Vietnam War and RITA Resistance Inside the Armies#Jane Fonda and RITA

In April 1970, Fred Gardner, Fonda, and Donald Sutherland formed the FTA tour ("Free The Army", a play on the troop expression "Fuck The Army"), an anti-war road show designed as an answer to Bob Hope's USO tour. The tour, referred to as "political vaudeville" by Fonda, visited military towns along the West Coast, with the goal of establishing a dialogue with soldiers about their upcoming deployments to Vietnam. The dialogue was made into a movie (F.T.A.) that contained strong, frank criticism of the war by service men and women. It was released in 1972.[28]

On May 4, 1970, Fonda appeared before an assembly at the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, to speak on GI rights and issues. The end of her presentation was met with a discomforting silence. The quiet was broken when Beat poet, Gregory Corso staggered onto the stage. Drunk, Corso challenged Fonda, using a four-letter expletive: Why hadn't she addressed the shooting of four students at Kent State by the Ohio National Guard, which had just taken place? Fonda in her autobiography revisited the incident: "I was shocked by the news and felt like a fool." On the same day, she then immediately joined a protest march on the home of university president Ferrel Heady. The protestors called themselves "They Shoot Students, Don't They?"a reference to Fonda's film, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, which had just had a run in Albuquerque.[29]

In the same year, Fonda spoke out against the war at a rally organized by Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. She offered to help raise funds for VVAW, and, for her efforts, was rewarded with the title of Honorary National Coordinator.[30] On November 3, 1970, Fonda started a tour of college campuses on which she raised funds for the organization. As noted by The New York Times, Fonda was a "major patron" of the VVAW.

"Hanoi Jane" controversy

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Jane Fonda on the NVA anti-aircraft gun

Fonda visited Hanoi in July 1972. Among other statements, she said the United States had been deliberately targeting the dike system along the Red River. The columnist Joseph Kraft, who was also touring North Vietnam, said he believed the damage to the dikes was incidental and was being used as propaganda by Hanoi, and if the U.S. Air Force were "truly going after the dikes, it would do so in a methodical, not a harum-scarum way".[31]

In North Vietnam, Fonda was photographed seated on an anti-aircraft battery; the controversial photo outraged a number of Americans.[32] In her 2005 autobiography, she writes that she was manipulated into sitting on the battery; she had been horrified at the implications of the pictures and regretted they were taken. In a recent entry at her official website, Fonda explained:

It happened on my last day in Hanoi. I was exhausted and an emotional wreck after the 2-week visit ... The translator told me that the soldiers wanted to sing me a song. He translated as they sung. It was a song about the day 'Uncle Ho' declared their country's independence in Hanoi's Ba Dinh Square. I heard these words: "All men are created equal; they are given certain rights; among these are life, Liberty and Happiness." These are the words Ho pronounced at the historic ceremony. I began to cry and clap. These young men should not be our enemy. They celebrate the same words Americans do. The soldiers asked me to sing for them in return ... I memorized a song called Day Ma Di, written by anti-war South Vietnamese students. I knew I was slaughtering it, but everyone seemed delighted that I was making the attempt. I finished. Everyone was laughing and clapping, including me ... Here is my best, honest recollection of what happened: someone (I don't remember who) led me towards the gun, and I sat down, still laughing, still applauding. It all had nothing to do with where I was sitting. I hardly even thought about where I was sitting. The cameras flashed ... It is possible that it was a set up, that the Vietnamese had it all planned. I will never know. But if they did I can't blame them. The buck stops here. If I was used, I allowed it to happen ... a two-minute lapse of sanity that will haunt me forever ... But the photo exists, delivering its message regardless of what I was doing or feeling. I carry this heavy in my heart. I have apologized numerous times for any pain I may have caused servicemen and their families because of this photograph. It was never my intention to cause harm.[33]

During her trip, Fonda made ten radio broadcasts in which she denounced American political and military leaders as "war criminals". Fonda has defended her decision to travel to North Vietnam and her radio broadcasts.[34][35] Also during the course of her visit, Fonda visited American prisoners of war (POWs), and brought back messages from them to their families. When cases of torture began to emerge among POWs returning to the United States, Fonda called the returning POWs "hypocrites and liars". She added, "These were not men who had been tortured. These were not men who had been starved. These were not men who had been brainwashed."[36] Later, on the subject of torture used during the Vietnam War, Fonda told The New York Times in 1973, "I'm quite sure that there were incidents of torture ... but the pilots who were saying it was the policy of the Vietnamese and that it was systematic, I believe that's a lie."[37] Fonda said the POWs were "military careerists and professional killers" who are "trying to make themselves look self-righteous, but they are war criminals according to the law".[35]

Her visits to the POW camp led to persistent and exaggerated[35] rumors repeated widely in the press, and decades later have continued to circulate on the Internet. Fonda has personally denied the rumors.[33] Interviews with two of the alleged victims specifically named in the emails found these allegations to be false as they had never met Fonda.[35]

In 1972, Fonda helped fund and organize the Indochina Peace Campaign.[38] It continued to mobilize antiwar activists across the nation after the 1973 Paris Peace Agreement, through 1975, when the United States withdrew from Vietnam.[39]

Because of her time in North Vietnam, the ensuing circulated rumors regarding the visit, and statements made following her return, resentment against her among veterans and those currently serving in the U.S. military still exists. For example, at the U.S. Naval Academy, when a plebe shouts out "Goodnight, Jane Fonda!", the entire company will reply "Goodnight, bitch!"[40] In 2005, Michael A. Smith, a U.S. Navy veteran, was arrested for disorderly conduct in Kansas City after he spit chewing tobacco in Fonda's face during a book signing event for her autobiography My Life So Far. He told reporters that he "consider[s] it a debt of honor" and further stated, "she spit in our faces for 37 years. It was absolutely worth it. There are a lot of veterans who would love to do what I did."[24][41]


In a 1988 interview with Barbara Walters, Fonda expressed regret for some of her comments and actions, stating:

I would like to say something, not just to Vietnam veterans in New England, but to men who were in Vietnam, who I hurt, or whose pain I caused to deepen because of things that I said or did. I was trying to help end the killing and the war, but there were times when I was thoughtless and careless about it and I'm very sorry that I hurt them. And I want to apologize to them and their families. [...] I will go to my grave regretting the photograph of me in an anti-aircraft gun, which looks like I was trying to shoot at American planes. It hurt so many soldiers. It galvanized such hostility. It was the most horrible thing I could possibly have done. It was just thoughtless.[42]

Critics pointed out that her apology came at a time when a group of New England Veterans had launched a campaign to disrupt a film project she was working on, leading to the charge that her apology was motivated at least partially by self-interest.[35][43]

In a 60 Minutes interview on March 31, 2005, Fonda reiterated that she had no regrets about her trip to North Vietnam in 1972, with the exception of the anti-aircraft gun photo. She stated that the incident was a "betrayal" of American forces and of the "country that gave me privilege". Fonda said, "The image of Jane Fonda, Barbarella, Henry Fonda's daughter ... sitting on an enemy aircraft gun was a betrayal ... the largest lapse of judgment that I can even imagine." She later distinguished between regret over the use of her image as propaganda and pride for her anti-war activism: "There are hundreds of American delegations that had met with the POWs. Both sides were using the POWs for propaganda... It's not something that I will apologize for." Fonda said she had no regrets about the broadcasts she made on Radio Hanoi, something she asked the North Vietnamese to do: "Our government was lying to us and men were dying because of it, and I felt I had to do anything that I could to expose the lies and help end the war."[44]

Feminist causes

Fonda has been a longtime supporter of feminist causes, including V-Day, a movement to stop violence against women, inspired by the off-Broadway hit The Vagina Monologues, of which she is an honorary chairperson. She was present at their first summit in 2002, bringing together founder Eve Ensler, Afghan women oppressed by the Taliban, and a Kenyan activist campaigning to save girls from genital mutilation.[45]

In 2001, Fonda established the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia; the goal of the center is to prevent adolescent pregnancy through training and program development.[46]

On February 16, 2004, Fonda led a march through Ciudad Jurez, with Sally Field, Eve Ensler, and other women, urging Mexico to provide sufficient resources to newly appointed officials helping investigate the murders of hundreds of women in the rough border city.[47]

In 2004, she served as a mentor to the first ever all-transsexual cast of The Vagina Monologues.[48]

In the days before the Swedish election on September 17, 2006, Fonda went to Sweden to support the new political party Feministiskt initiativ in their election campaign.[49]

In My Life So Far Fonda says that she considers patriarchy to be harmful to men as well as women. She also states that for many years, she feared to call herself a feminist, because she believed that all feminists were "anti-male". But now, with her increased understanding of patriarchy, she feels that feminism is beneficial to both men and women, and states that she "still loves men". She states that when she divorced Ted Turner, she felt like she had also divorced the world of patriarchy, and was very happy to have done so.[50]

Native Americans

Fonda went to Seattle, Washington, in 1970 to support a group of Native Americans who were led by Bernie Whitebear. The group had occupied part of the grounds of Fort Lawton, which was in the process of being surplussed by the United States Army and turned into a park. The group was attempting to secure a land base where they could establish services for the sizable local urban Indian population, protesting that "Indians had a right to part of the land that was originally all theirs."[51] The endeavor succeeded and the Daybreak Star Cultural Center was constructed in the city's Discovery Park.[52]

IsraeliPalestinian conflict

In December 2002, Fonda visited Israel and the West Bank as part of a tour focusing on stopping violence against women. She demonstrated with Women in Black against Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip outside the residence of Israel's Prime Minister. She later visited Jewish and Arab doctors and patients at a Jerusalem hospital, followed by visits to Ramallah to see a physical rehabilitation center, and a Palestinian refugee camp.[53] Fonda was criticized by right-wing Israelis, and was heckled by members of Women for Israel's Tomorrow as she arrived for a meeting with leading Israeli feminists.[54]

In September 2009, Fonda was one of over 1,500 signatories to a letter protesting the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival's spotlight on Tel Aviv. [55] The protest letter said that the spotlight on Tel Aviv was part of "the Israeli propaganda machine" because it was supported in part by funding from the Israeli government and had been described by the Israeli Consul General Amir Gissin as being part of a Brand Israel campaign intended to draw attention away from Israel's conflict with the Palestinians.[56][57][58] Other signers included actor Danny Glover, musician David Byrne, journalist John Pilger, and authors Alice Walker, Naomi Klein, and Howard Zinn.[59][60]

Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center stated that "People who support letters like this are people who do not support a two-state solution. By calling into question the legitimacy of Tel Aviv, they are supporting a one-state solution, which means the destruction of the State of Israel."[citation needed] Hier continued, saying that "it is clear that the script [the protesters] are reading from might as well have been written by Hamas."[61]

Fonda, in The Huffington Post, said that she regretted some of the language used in the original protest letter and how it "was perhaps too easily misunderstood. It certainly has been wildly distorted. Contrary to the lies that have been circulated, the protest letter was not demonizing Israeli films and filmmakers." She continued, writing "the greatest 're-branding' of Israel would be to celebrate that country's long standing, courageous and robust peace movement by helping to end the blockade of Gaza through negotiations with all parties to the conflict, and by stopping the expansion of West Bank settlements. That's the way to show Israel's commitment to peace, not a PR campaign. There will be no two-state solution unless this happens."[62] Fonda emphasized that she, "in no way, support[s] the destruction of Israel. I am for the two-state solution. I have been to Israel many times and love the country and its people."[62] Several prominent Atlanta Jews subsequently signed a letter to The Huffington Post rejecting the vilification of Fonda, who they described as "a strong supporter and friend of Israel".[63]

Opposition to the Iraq War

See also: Opposition to the Iraq War

Fonda has argued that the military campaign in Iraq will turn people all over the world against America, and has asserted that a global hatred of America will result in more terrorist attacks in the aftermath of the war. In July 2005, Fonda announced plans to make an anti-war bus tour in March 2006 with her daughter and several families of military veterans, saying that some of the war veterans she had met while on her book tour had urged her to speak out against the Iraq War.[64] She later canceled the tour, due to concerns that she would distract attention from Cindy Sheehan's activism.[65]

In September 2005, Fonda was scheduled to join British politician and anti-war activist George Galloway at two stops on his U.S. book tour, Madison, Wisconsin and Chicago. She canceled her appearances at the last minute, citing instructions from her doctors to avoid travel following recent hip surgery.[66]

On January 27, 2007, Fonda participated in an anti-war rally and march held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., declaring that "silence is no longer an option".[67] Fonda also spoke at an anti-war rally earlier in the day at the Navy Memorial, where members of the organization Free Republic picketed in a counter protest.[68]

Fonda and Kerry

In the 2004 presidential election, her name was used as a disparaging epithet against John Kerry, the former VVAW leader, who was then the Democratic Party presidential candidate. Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie called Kerry a "Jane Fonda Democrat". In addition, Kerry's opponents circulated a photograph showing Fonda and Kerry in the same large crowd at a 1970 anti-war rally, although they were sitting several rows apart.[69] A faked composite photograph, which gave the false impression that the two had shared a speaker's platform, was also circulated.[70]


In 2001, Fonda announced that she had become a Christian. She stated that she strongly opposed bigotry, discrimination and dogma, which she believes are promoted by a small minority of Christians. Her announcement came shortly after her divorce from Ted Turner. Fonda stated publicly on Charlie Rose in April 2006 that her Christianity may have played a part in the divorce, as Turner was known to be critical of religion.[71]

Fonda has in the past practiced Transcendental Meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi,[72] and more recently has engaged in meditation at the Upaya Institute and Zen Center.[73]


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Jane Fonda at a book signing, 2005

On April 5, 2005, Random House released Fonda's autobiography My Life So Far. The book describes her life as a series of three acts, each thirty years long, and declares that her third "act" will be her most significant, due in part to her commitment to the Christian religion, and that it will determine the things for which she will be remembered.[74]

Fonda's autobiography was well received by book critics, and was noted to be "as beguiling and as maddening as Jane Fonda herself" in its Washington Post review, pronouncing her a "beautiful bundle of contradictions".[75] The New York Times called the book "achingly poignant".[76]

In January 2009, Fonda started chronicling her Broadway return in a blog, with posts ranging from her Pilates class to her fears and excitement about her new play. She also uses Twitter and has a Facebook page.[77]

In 2011 Fonda published a new book: Prime Time: Love, health, sex, fitness, friendship, spirit--making the most of all of your life. The book offers stories from her own life as well as from the lives of others, giving her perspective on how to better live what she calls "the critical years from 45 and 50, and especially from 60 and beyond".[78]


In 1981, she was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award.[79]

In 1994, the United Nations Population Fund made Fonda a Goodwill Ambassador.[80]

In 2004 Fonda was awarded the Women's eNews 21 Leaders for the 21st Century award as one of Seven Who Change Their Worlds[81]

In 2007, Fonda was awarded an Honorary Palme d'Or by Cannes Film Festival President Gilles Jacob for career achievement. Only three others had received such an award Jeanne Moreau, Alain Resnais, and Gerard Oury.[82]

In December 2008, Fonda was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts.[80][83]

In December 2009, Fonda was given the New York Women's Agenda Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Fonda and Turner on the red carpet at the 1992 Emmy Awards.

Personal life

Fonda married her first husband Roger Vadim in 1965.[6] The couple had a daughter, Vanessa, born in 1968 and named for actress and activist Vanessa Redgrave.[84]

In 1973, shortly after her divorce from Vadim, Fonda married activist Tom Hayden.[85] Their son, Troy O'Donovan Garity (born 1973), was given his paternal grandmother's surname, Garity, since the names "Fonda and Hayden carried too much baggage",[85] and "Troy", an Americanization of the Vietnamese name "Troi".[85] Fonda and Hayden unofficially adopted an African-American teenager, Mary Luana Williams (known as Lulu),[86] who was the daughter of members of the Black Panthers.[87] Fonda and Hayden divorced in 1989.[88]

Fonda married her third husband, cable-television tycoon and CNN founder Ted Turner, in 1991. The pair divorced in 2001.[88]

Having been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, Fonda underwent a lumpectomy in November 2010, and has recovered.[89]







Tall Story

June Ryder



A String of Beads

Gloria Winters

TV movie


Walk on the Wild Side

Kitty Twist



The Chapman Report

Kathleen Barclay







Period of Adjustment

Isabel Haverstick

NominatedGolden Globe Award for Best Actress Motion Picture Musical or Comedy


In the Cool of the Day

Christine Bonner



Sunday in New York

Eileen Tyler



Joy House




Circle of Love




Cat Ballou

Catherine 'Cat' Ballou

NominatedGolden Globe Award for Best Actress Motion Picture Musical or Comedy


The Chase

Anna Reeves



The Game Is Over

Renee Saccard



Any Wednesday

Ellen Gordon

NominatedGolden Globe Award for Best Actress Motion Picture Musical or Comedy


Hurry Sundown

Julie Ann Warren



Barefoot in the Park

Corie Bratter

NominatedBAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress


Spirits of the Dead

Contessa Frederica







They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Gloria Beatty

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Academy Award for Best Actress
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Motion Picture Drama



Bree Daniels

Academy Award for Best Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Motion Picture Drama
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role


Tout Va Bien








Steelyard Blues

Iris Caine



A Doll's House

Nora Helmer



The Blue Bird

The Night



Fun with Dick and Jane

Jane Harper




Lillian Hellman

BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Motion Picture Drama
Academy Award for Best Actress


Coming Home

Sally Hyde

Academy Award for Best Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Motion Picture Drama
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress


Comes a Horseman

Ella Connors



California Suite

Hannah Warren



The China Syndrome

Kimberly Wells

BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Academy Award for Best Actress
American Movie Award for Best Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Motion Picture Drama


The Electric Horseman

Alice 'Hallie' Martin



9 to 5

Judy Bernly



On Golden Pond

Chelsea Thayer Wayne

American Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture



Lee Winters



The Dollmaker

Gertie Nevels

TV movie
Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Miniseries or Television Film


Agnes of God

Dr. Martha Livingston



The Morning After

Alex Sternbergen

NominatedAcademy Award for Best Actress


Old Gringo

Harriet Winslow



Stanley & Iris

Iris Estelle King



Searching for Debra Winger




V-Day: Until the Violence Stops





Viola Fields



Georgia Rule

Georgia Randall



...And If We All Lived Together




Peace, Love and Misunderstanding




The Newsroom

Leona Lansing

TV series


The Butler

Nancy Reagan



Better Living Through Chemistry



Exercise videos





Jane Fonda's Workout

aka Workout Starring Jane Fonda


Jane Fonda's Pregnancy, Birth and Recovery Workout



Jane Fonda's Workout Challenge



Jane Fonda's Prime Time Workout

Re-released as Jane Fonda's Easy Going Workout


Jane Fonda's New Workout



Jane Fonda's Low Impact Aerobic Workout



Jane Fonda's Start Up

aka Start Up with Jane Fonda


Jane Fonda's Sports Aid



Jane Fonda's Workout with Weights

Re-released as Jane Fonda's Toning and Shaping


Jane Fonda's Complete Workout



Jane Fonda's Light Aerobics and Stress Reduction Program

Re-released as Jane Fonda's Stress Reduction Program


Jane Fonda's Lean Routine Workout



Jane Fonda's Workout Presents Fun House Fitness: The Swamp Stomp



Jane Fonda's Workout Presents Fun House Fitness: The Fun House Funk



Jane Fonda's Lower Body Solution



Jane Fonda's Step Aerobic and Abdominal Workout



Jane Fonda's Favorite Fat Burners



Jane Fonda's Yoga Exercise Workout



Jane Fonda's Step and Stretch Workout



Jane Fonda's Personal Trainer Series: Low Impact Aerobics & Stretch



Jane Fonda's Personal Trainer Series: Total Body Sculpting



Jane Fonda's Personal Trainer Series: Abs, Buns & Thighs



Jane Fonda's Prime Time: Fit and Strong



Jane Fonda's Prime Time: Walkout



Jane Fonda's Prime Time: Trim, Tone & Flex



Jane Fonda's Prime Time: Firm & Burn



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January Jones,  (687)
Oil on canvas
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2008 Emmy Awards


January Kristen Jones
(1978-01-05) January 5, 1978 (age 35)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.



Years active



Jason Sudeikis (2010-2011)[1]


Xander Dane Jones (b. 2011)[2]

January Kristen Jones (born January 5, 1978) is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Betty Draper on Mad Men and Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class.





Early life

January Jones was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the daughter of Karen, who manages a sporting goods store, and Marvin Jones, a coach, gym teacher, and fitness director.[3][4][5] She is named after January Wayne, a character in Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough.[6] She has two sisters Jacey and Jina.[7]


Jones has had supporting roles in Anger Management (2003), Love Actually, and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. In 2005, she appeared as a U.S. border guard's frustrated wife in the film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones. In We Are Marshall (2006), she played the role of Carol Dawson, wife of football coach William "Red" Dawson.

She had the lead female role in the movie Love's Enduring Promise as a pioneer family's oldest child. Her character falls in love with a mysterious man who saves her father's life. She currently appears in the AMC original television drama series Mad Men as young suburban housewife and mother Betty Draper Francis. She is also known for her role as Cadence Flaherty, the love interest of both Steve Stifler and Paul Finch in the 2003 comedy American Wedding, the third installment of the American Pie film series.

She appeared in the season 18 Law & Order episode "Quit Claim," playing a con artist who matches wits with Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter, in which she is the lone surviving suspect connected to a real estate scam involving organized crime.[8] She also appeared in The Boat That Rocked, a British film about offshore pirate radio in the 1960s, renamed Pirate Radio for North American release in 2009.

Jones was ranked No.82 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2002.[9] She appeared on the cover of "The Hot Issue" of British GQ magazine in May 2009.[10]

On November 14, 2009, Jones hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live which featured the musical guest The Black Eyed Peas,[11] giving a performance that was met with negative reviews.[12]

In 2011, she starred alongside Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger in the thriller film Unknown, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra,[13] and portrayed Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class.[14]

Personal life

She announced in Vanity Fair in 2009 that she has joined Oceana as a celebrity spokesperson, working to save endangered sharks.[15] Jones dated singer-songwriter Josh Groban from 200306.[16]

Jones gave birth to a son, Xander Dane Jones, on September 13, 2011[17] and took capsules made from her dried placenta (see placentophagy) which, along with a healthy diet and vitamins, she credits with helping her get back to work.[18] [19]








It's the Rage

Janice Taylor



The Glass House





Claire/Pink Boots







Full Frontal




Anger Management




American Wedding

Cadence Flaherty



Love Actually




Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights




Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, TheThe Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Lou Ann Norton



Swedish Auto




We Are Marshall

Carole Dawson



Boat That Rocked, TheThe Boat That Rocked


Retitled Pirate Radio in North America



Elizabeth Harris



X-Men: First Class

Emma Frost



Seeking Justice

Laura Gerard



X-Men: Days of Future Past

Emma Frost










Number One

TV movie


Get Real

Jane Cohen

Episode: "Pilot"


In My Life

Diane St. Croix

TV movie


Love's Enduring Promise

Missie Davis

TV movie



Marisa Wells

         Episode: "The Good Doctor"

         Episode: "The Sample Closet"


Mad Men

Betty Draper Francis



Law & Order

Kim Brody

Episode: "Quit Claim"

Awards and nominations







CAMIE Awards

CAMIE Awards, Inc.

Love's Enduring Promise



National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Bronze Wrangler

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada



Screen Actors Guild Award

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Mad Men



Screen Actors Guild Award

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Mad Men



Golden Globe Award

Best Actress Television Series Drama

Mad Men



Screen Actors Guild Award

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Mad Men



Screen Actors Guild Award

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Mad Men



Emmy Award

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Mad Men



Satellite Award

Best Actress Television Series Drama

Mad Men



1.       ^ Triggs (January 17 2011). "January Jones and Jason Sudeikis Split". people.com. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20458385,00.html. Retrieved December 21 2012.

2.       ^ "January Jones". http://www.people.com/people/january_jones/0,,,00.html. Retrieved December 21 2012.

3.       ^ 'Mad Men' mom wears D.M. dress to 'Oprah'. Pqasb.pqarchiver.com (September 18, 2009). Retrieved on May 27, 2011.

4.       ^ Winds of change are blowing for AMC's 'Mad Men' Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pittsburghlive.com (July 28, 2008). Retrieved on May 27, 2011.

5.       ^ "Hecla revisited: Actress' family recounts time in South Dakota" March 20, 2011, Aberdeen News

6.       ^ January Jones; The Anger Management Actress Wants to Be More Than a Flavor of the Month, People, April 21, 2003. Retrieved on August 18, 2008.

7.       ^ 'If I met Betty, I'd say, "Leave your husband!'": actress January Jones on her prim-and-proper alter .

8.       ^ "Quit Claim". Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1031361/. Retrieved 2012-09-08.

9.       ^ "Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2002". Maxim. http://www.maxim.com/girls-of-maxim/january-jones. Retrieved 2012-09-08.

10.    ^ "January Jones on the Cover of UK GQ". 2009-05-26. http://fooyoh.com/menknowpause_lifestyle_living/2755305. Retrieved 2012-09-08.

11.    ^ Kate Stanhope. "January Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Host SNL". TVGuide.com. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Jones-Levitt-SNL-1011442.aspx.

12.    ^ "From 'Mad' to bad? January Jones' 'SNL' debut meets tough reviews". MSN Entertainment. 2009-11-15. http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=441859. Retrieved 2011-01-18.

13.    ^ Dark Castle Casts Up 'Unknown White Male'. Bloody-disgusting.com (October 26, 2009). Retrieved on May 27, 2011.

14.    ^ Lesnick, Silas (2010-08-18). "January Jones Joins X-Men: First Class". Superhero Hype!. http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/105877-january-jones-joins-x-men-first-class. Retrieved 2010-08-18.

15.    ^ "Miss January". Vanity Fair. February 2009.

16.    ^ "Josh Groban, January Jones Take a Breather". People. 2006-06-26. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,26334,1208272,00.html. Retrieved 2008-01-29.

17.    ^ "January Jones Son Born" September 15, 2011, People Magazine. Retrieved on September 15, 2011

18.    ^ [|Conley, Mikaela] (Mar 26, 2012). "Mad Mom? January Jones Eats Her Own Placenta". ABC. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/03/26/mad-mom-january-jones-eats-her-own-placenta/. Retrieved Jan 4 2013.

19.    ^ Samakow, Jessica (03/27/2012). "Eating The Placenta: January Jones Does It, But Not All Moms On Board". Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/27/eating-the-placenta_n_1383046.html. Retrieved 4 January 2013.

20.    ^ a b c d e f g h "Awards for January Jones". Internet Movie database. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005064/awards. Retrieved 21 December 2012.

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