Are you still searching for proof that age is just a number and that true love really conquers all? Well, look no further than the duo of Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart. One of Hollywood’s golden couples, Ford and Flockhart have been able to sustain their romance despite the vast age difference between them. They now rank as an outstanding example in an industry that is more often than not notorious for its short-lived liaisons.
Individually, the duo of Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart continue to make waves in the entertainment world. Though Flockhart has somewhat scaled down her acting career, her Hollywood heartthrob of a husband is still going full throttle. He appeared in the 2020 family adventure, Call of the Wild. He is also set to reprise his iconic role of Indiana Jones in an upcoming installment of the legendary franchise.
Who is Richer Between Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart?
The person that comes out on top in this round is Harrison Ford with a fortune estimated at $300 million. Ford is not just one of the greatest action heroes of his generation but also one of the highest-grossing movie stars of all times. He has headlined several iconic franchises and played unforgettable roles such as Hans Solo (Star Wars), Indiana Jones (Indiana Jones films), Rick Deckhard (Blade Runner), and Jack Ryan (Patriot Games). These movies have not only made him a household name in Hollywood but have also helped him acquire a massive net worth.
The actor reportedly earned $65 million for the 2008 film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of The Crystal Skull. Other notable salaries of his include $15 million for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), $9 million for Patriot Games (1992), $10 million for Clear and Present Danger (1994), $20 million for The Devil’s Own (1997), $25 million for The Widowmaker (2002), and $20 million for Air Force One (1997). It is these paychecks that account for Ford’s present fortune and means that he indulges in his love for things such as flying. The actor has his own planes as well as a private hanger at the Hawthorne Airport, L.A. County.
On her own part, Calista Flockhart may not be roaming the skies like her hubby but she does have an impressive personal fortune that is said to be worth $30 million. The actress made her money from a career that saw her hold sway as one of the most popular TV stars in Hollywood between the late 90s and the early 2000s. During this period, she became a household name thanks to shows such as Ally McBeal, Brothers & Sisters, and Supergirl. These shows paid her significant wages per episode.
Flockhart then supplemented her income with earnings from movies such as The Birdcage, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, Fragile, and The Last Shot. She has largely stepped back from acting but there are indications that she may soon be returning to our screens in no distant time. Fox is reportedly planning a limited revival of the legal drama, Ally McBeal, and is said to be negotiating with the actress to reprise her unforgettable role as a navel-gazing lawyer employed in one of Boston’s horniest law firms.
Who is Older: Ford or Flockhart?
Harrison Ford equally comes out on top in this round as well. The legendary actor was born on the 13th day of July 1942. This makes him about 22 years older than his wife Calista Flockhart who was born on the 11th day of November 1964. Both movie stars hail from Chicago, although different towns, and completed college before making their way into showbiz.
For Ford, he obtained his high school diploma at Maine East High School in Park Ridge Illinois before going on to enroll at Ripon College, Wisconsin. There, he majored in philosophy. He also took a drama class in senior year, ostensibly to get over his shyness, and got hooked to acting. In contrast to her husband, Calista Flockhart showed an early aptitude for the arts as a child and went on to attend the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She took part in some theatrical productions while in school and went on to complete a BFA in theatre in the year 1988. She then moved to New York City the next year to pursue her career. It wasn’t easy at first and she had to pick up a string of odd jobs, and share apartments with other ladies, just to keep her head above water.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart’s Romance Dates Back to 2002
The enduring romance between Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart goes back to 2002 when they ran into each other at the Golden Globes. The actress was fascinated with the actor and deliberately spilled her drink on him in order to get his attention. They began talking from there and soon enough, went on a dinner date. The date was equally successful and so they began a relationship in earnest. Many were initially unimpressed with their romance as a result of their vast age difference. There was also the fact that Ford had been married and divorced twice.
The Couple did not pay heed to these misgivings though and went on to get engaged on Valentine’s Day 2009. They then tied the knot in a casual ceremony held in June 2009 at Santa Fe. For the ceremony, Ford wore wrangler jeans while Flockhart also kept it casual with a white sundress. As at the time of the wedding, the actress was 45 while her beau was 67, making for a 22-year-age gap. This did not phase her though. Flockhart had previously revealed that she keeps on forgetting that Ford is 22 years older than her and that it doesn’t factor into their relationship.
She further disclosed that she loves the way he looks first thing in the morning, more cute than handsome. Her husband was no less smitten declaring that he was in love and that romantic love was one of the most fulfilling and exciting kinds of love in life. Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart have now been married for a decade now and make their home on an 800-acre ranch in Jackson, Wyoming. They also maintain a home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.
A big part of the couple’s life is their adopted son, Liam. Flockhart had adopted Liam shortly before she started dating Ford and the legendary actor had no qualms incorporating him into their lives. He has now officially adopted him as well and spends the weekend indulging the boy and his mom in whatever they want to do, be it hiking, woodwork, or motorcycle riding. Ford and Flockhart also maintain good relations with the four kids that the actor has from his first two marriages. They are Benjamin, Clothier Willard, Malcolm, and Georgia. Ford has meanwhile revealed that the secret to their union is that he never argues with his wife but rather just nods his head in agreement. The Indiana Jones star also makes sure to complete all of his chores before embarking on whatever activities that he wants to indulge in.
Quick Comparison of the Superstar Couple
|Harrison Ford||Calista Flockhart|
|Height||6 ft (1.85m)||5 feet 5 ½ inches (1.66m)|
|Birthplace||Chicago, Illinois||Freeport, Illinois|
|Net Worth||$300 Million||$30 Million|
|No. of Movie Appearances||55||13|
|Total Movie Gross||$9.3 Billion||$25 Million|
|Awards||AFI Lifetime Achievement Award and Cecil B. DeMille Award||Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a TV Series Musical or Comedy|