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 is 70 today. Sean Connery was 59 when he played his father in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Wow, I feel old.

— Steve Hughes (@moviegoblin) July 13, 2012

Harrison Ford is 70 today.He gets older but the earring stays the same size.

— Thomas Beisner (@thomasbeisner) July 13, 2012

Harrison Ford is 70 today. Sad how even a movie star inevitably goes from “Get off my plane!” to “Get off my lawn!”

— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 13, 2012

My God, Harrison Ford is 70 today. If that doesn’t make you sell your Star Wars figures and move out of your parents’ house, nothing will.

— Stephen Shoemaker (@Steve_Shoe) July 13, 2012

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.

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.

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