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Harrison Ford's Birthday: 'Indiana Jones,' 'Star Wars' Star Turns 69-Years Old (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 07/13/11 04:31 PM ET   Updated: 09/13/11 01:37 PM ET

Harrison Ford turns 69 years old on Wednesday, but really, you'd think a guy who helped defeat Darth Vader and the evil Empire a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, would be much older, right?

We kid, we kid, but the point remains: The guy looks good for his age. And it's that exact brand of physicality and eternal youth that has made him both an action and drama star for over 30 years.

After a getting some screen time in George Lucas' "American Graffiti," he re-encountered the director while working as his carpenter. Soon, his job for Lucas was massively shifted; he was transfered from woodwork to movie star, cast as Han Solo.

In between "Star Wars" flicks, he took on another iconic role, taking lead as the whip-wielding archaeologist, Indiana Jones. Later in life, he'd even be elected to the presidency!

PHOTOS:

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  • 'Star Wars'

    Han Solo

  • 'Indiana Jones'

    Dr. Indiana Jones

  • 'Blade Runner'

    Rick Deckard

  • 'The Frisco Kid'

    Tommy

  • 'The Mosquito Coast'

    Dr. Richard Walker

  • 'Witness'

    John Booker

  • 'Regarding Henry'

    Henry Turner

  • 'Patriot Games'

  • 'The Fugitive'

    Dr. Richard Kimble

  • 'Air Force One'

    President James Marshall

  • 'K-19: The Widowmaker'

    Capt. Alexei Vostrikov

  • 'Working Girl'

    Jack Trainer

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