Harrison Ford Was Once A Roadie for The Doors
Harrison Ford is probably one of the most recognized names in Hollywood now, but what about before he hit it big?
A clip of an interview Ford did with Far Out Magazine from the 80's is making its rounds, where he talks about his start with filmmaking, but on the other side of the camera.
In 1968, he was still working as a carpenter when a call soon after from his friend from UCLA, Paul Ferrara, asked him to come out and help out as a cameraman for a new film.
Ford says he went and took a short lesson in shooting film at the "Sixth Annual Renaissance Pleasure Faire."
Soon after, Ford began shooting Feast of Friends, a concert film about life on the road with the biggest band at the time; The Doors.
In the interview, Ford talks about the partying and drug use he saw, saying “I worked on a road tour film of The Doors, we went around for about a week and a half. A concert tour. When it was over, I was one step away from joining a Jesuit monastery. I thought it was cool, I thought it was hip, but I couldn’t keep up with those guys. It was too much.”
“I was part of the camera crew, second camera. I don’t think any of it was in focus [laughs]. Not a bit of it. Those were the old days.”
He must not have been too bad, because much of his footage made it into the final cut of the film.
Read more at Far Out Magazine