The Secrets to Harrison Ford’s Most Iconic Movie Roles

Ford charmed as a mergers and acquisitions associate who falls for Melanie Griffith‘s secretary-posing-as-an-executive in Mike Nichols‘ 1988 romantic dramedy—which was nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture.

“Great fun,”Ford recalls Vanity FairRemembering Nichols, who was killed in 2014 as a memorial. “smart guy.”

After watching a series of thrillers and action movies, the actor declared that he was in search for something more. “something different, something challenging…It was a very interesting time.”

Shooting Working GirlThis was “more like a party than a movie,”He said THR. “I always loved shooting in New York, especially with Mike, because we never failed to have a nice lunch.”

Some people can have too much fun. Griffith InterviewFor the 2019 book It’s not all about lifeA collection of Nichols-related remembrances is available at. that the production temporarily shut down after the director found out she was having drugs delivered to the set.

“Mike got so mad at me, he wouldn’t talk to me,”She remembered. “I knew I was in so much trouble. The next morning [Nichols] took me to breakfast and said, ‘Here’s what’s going to happen. You’re going to pay for last night out of your pocket. We’re not going to report you to the studio, but you have to pay for what it cost,’ and it was $80,000. They wanted to get my attention and they really did. It was a very humbling, embarrassing experience, but I learned a lot from it.”


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