Harrison Ford thinks "good fortune" has played a major part in his success
The 77-year-old actor is one of the biggest box-office stars in cinema history - but Harrison thinks luck has played a significant role in his career, admitting he "can't believe" the success he's be able to achieve in Hollywood
22 February 2020
Harrison - who played Han Solo in the 'Star Wars' movies and the titular character in the 'Indiana Jones' film franchise - told 'Entertainment Tonight': "I've been an actor. I've been lucky enough to have a great career as an actor. And I can't believe my good fortune."
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Harrison recently admitted that JJ Abrams' "persuasive" nature prompted his return to the 'Star Wars' franchise.
The veteran actor reprised the role of Han Solo in 2015's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', and Harrison revealed the acclaimed director was the driving force behind his return.
He shared: "When JJ asked me to do it, I said, 'Are you kidding? I'm dead!'
"He said, 'Sorta dead. You can do this.' He hadn't written anything at that time. But he said, 'This is going to be great.' So I said okay. If JJ asked you do something, you'd probably do it too. He's a very persuasive guy."
Harrison's comeback played an important role in relation to the character of Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver.
The Hollywood star - whose on-screen character dies in 'The Force Awakens' - now views his part in the movie as a "useful addition" to the plot.
He said: "It was a useful addition to the story and the continuing development of Adam Driver's character. And the chance to do another scene with Adam was great."