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Harrison Ford named highest-grossing Hollywood actor

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HARRISON Ford is the highest-grossing actor in Hollywood history.

The 73-year-old actor's 41 movies have grossed a total of $4.7 billion, with Harrison's latest movie, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', pulling in a whopping $770 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

Harrison has ousted Samuel L. Jackson from the top spot, with the 67-year-old actor falling to second place.

His 68 movies have taken in a total of $4.6 billion.

Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman and Eddie Murphy round out the top five.

Meanwhile, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' director J.J. Abrams thinks that "certain people" from the movie "desperately" deserve Oscar nominations and while it has been speculated that he means Harrison, he has not given a name.

He said: "There are certain people that I know deserve it desperately. And it would be wonderful if they got it. I feel like the gift of working on that film is such that I don't need any further validation than the movie being out there and people liking the movie. There are people that I will be disappointed if they don't get nominated, because I think the work they did was really exemplary."

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