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Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Harrison Ford turns 70 today, and everyone feels old because of it

Harrison Ford is celebrating a birthday today. Han Solo has turned 70, which is apparently a reminder to many that time marches on in both a literal as well as Imperial manner.

Harrison Ford at last year’s “Cowboys & Aliens” premiere. (Andreas Rentz - Getty Images for Paramount)

This has become a trending topic on Twitter because we’re all shocked by this development. Harrison Ford is 70? Tom Cruise is 50? Why are all these actors aging and why weren’t we informed that this was going to happen?

Here are a few astonished Twitter reactions from everyday Ford fans, followed by a video timeline of his movie roles.

Harrison Ford, via video clips. (All ages are based on the date of the films’ release dates.):

In a 1967 episode of “The Virginian.” Ford age: 25.

In 1973’s “American Graffiti.” Ford age: 31.

In 1977’s “Star Wars,” and shooting first. Ford age: 34.

In 1981’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” also shooting first. Ford age: 38.

In 1986’s “Witness.”Ford age: 43.

In 1992’s “Patriot Games.” Ford age: 49.

In 1997’s “Air Force One.” Ford age: 55.

In 2008’s “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” Ford age: 65.

In 2011’s “Cowboys & Aliens.” Ford age: 69.

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