By James Altucher, Author of The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth
Harrison Ford was a carpenter before he was the biggest star in the universe.
George Lucas needed carpentry work on a door in the studio. Harrison Ford knew Fred Roos who was working for Lucas.
Ford had briefly known Lucas because he played a small role in the movie, “American Graffiti” (remember that pre-Star Wars Lucas movie?). But Lucas had already sworn he would not have anyone from that movie in his “space” movie.
Fred Roos was the casting director for Star Wars. He said about Ford: “Ford knew carpentry, needed the money, had kids, I decided to help him out.”
Harrison Ford was 35 years old then. A failed actor.