Harrison Ford - ) American Actor and Producer - Known for many great roles and movies including "Star Wars" "Indiana Jones" five movies and counting - "Firewall" "Patriot Games" and many more - Nominated for Oscar 1986 for "Witness"
Take a look inside the mind of Indiana Jones. An old draft for Lawrence Kasdan's Raiders of the Lost Ark script has appeared over at Cinephilia & Beyond with tons of notes in the margins from Harrison Ford himself.
Harrison Ford did in fact do a lot of bit and background work prior to being cast in Star Wars. But was working as a carpenter when cast in the role of Han Solo. Star Wars went on to be the highest grossing film of all time.