Air Force One: About The Cast

Buy this video from

Books from
Buy The Book.

Music from
Buy The Soundtrack.

HARRISON FORD (President James Marshall) most recently starred in The Devil's Own for Columbia Pictures. He was named Star of the Century by the National Association of Theatre Owners in 1994. An Oscar nominee for his portrayal of an urban detective thrust into the world of the Amish in Witness, Ford has starred in many of the biggest box office hits of all time, including the Star Wars trilogy and the Indiana Jones series.

Ford recently received Golden Globe nominations for his performances in Sabrina and The Fugitive.

Born in Chicago, Ford attended Ripon College in Wisconsin before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. He began as a contract player with Columbia Pictures, making his film debut in the 1966 crime drama Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round. After a small role in Getting Straight, he determined not to let his career choices be determined by financial need. He turned to carpentry for his livelihood while turning down those roles that a hungrier young actor might feel compelled to take.

In 1973, after a three year hiatus from the screen, young director George Lucas cast him in American Graffiti. The following year, Ford won a prominent supporting role in Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation and had an important role in the 1975 television production of Stanley Kramer's The Court Martial of Lt. Calley. He returned to the big screen in 1977 when Lucas cast him as the rebel starship pilot Han Solo in Star Wars, which shattered all box office records and established a new star in the cinema galaxy.

He returned as Solo in the 1980 sequel The Empire Strikes Back and again in the 1984 blockbuster Return of the Jedi. In between, he teamed with Lucas and director Steven Spielberg in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and composed another of his most memorable characters, a futuristic bounty hunter, in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982).

In 1985, Ford received an Academy Award nomination for his performance in Witness. He followed this with the gritty portrayal of a reclusive inventor in The Mosquito Coast.

Among Ford's other recent feature film credits are Alan Pakula's Presumed Innocent, two films for Mike Nichols: Working Girl and Regarding Henry, and Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, both directed by Philip Noyce.

He will next star in Ivan Reitman's romantic comedy Six Days, Seven Nights.

GLENN CLOSE (Vice President Bennett) was recently seen in numerous roles, including the wartime drama Paradise Road, and Christopher Reeve's directorial debut, In the Gloaming, which recently aired to critical raves. She also starred as Cruella DeVil in 101 Dalmatians and in Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! The actress earned her third Tony Award in 1995 for her role in "Sunset Boulevard" on both Los Angeles and Broadway stages.

Close received the first of her five Academy Award nominations in her first film, The World According to Garp. She was also nominated for Oscars for her work in The Big Chill, The Natural, Fatal Attraction and Dangerous Liaisons.

Born in Greenwich, Connecticut, Close began acting in high school. She attended the College of William and Mary where she earned a degree in drama and speech. She began performing on the New York stage where she made her Broadway debut in a season of three plays, "Love for Love," "The Member of the Wedding" and "Rules of the Game."

After appearances at several prestigious regional theatres, Close returned to Broadway to star in the musical "Rex" in 1976 and two years later, the Sherlock Holmes mystery "The Crucifer of Blood." In 1980, film director George Roy Hill discovered her in the Broadway musical "Barnum," which also brought her first Tony nomination. Hill cast her as Robin Williams's strong-willed mother in his movie The World According to Garp.

Other films in which Close has starred include The Paper, Franco Zeffirelli's version of Hamlet, Reversal of Fortune, The House of Spirits and The Jagged Edge.

Close earned her first Tony Award in Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing" in 1984. She won another Tony for her performance in the 1992 production "Death and the Maiden."

She continues to divide her career between stage and screen. Her classically trained soprano voice is also heard every April as the New York resident and longtime Mets fan sings the National Anthem every opening day at Shea Stadium.

GARY OLDMAN (Korshunov) was most recently seen in the sci-fi epic The Fifth Element for director Luc Besson, for whom he previously starred in The Professional.

Oldman was born in New Cross, South London, England, where he trained with the Greenwich Young People's Theatre. He began his career in 1979 working in various theatre productions throughout London. In 1985, he became a player at London's Royal Court where he remained until 1989. During that time he came to the attention of international film audiences with starring roles in Sid and Nancy (1986) and Stephen Frears's Prick Up Your Ears (1987).

He scored his first major U.S. film triumph playing alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in Oliver Stone's controversial JFK in 1991. He gained further recognition the following year in the role of the legendary Transylvanian Count in Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Oldman has also starred in Immortal Beloved, The Scarlet Letter, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, True Romance, Romeo Is Bleeding and Phil Joanou's State of Grace.

He recently wrote and directed his first movie, Nil by Mouth, which debuted to acclaim and a Best Actress award for star Kathy Burke at the 50th Anniversary Cannes Film Festival. Nil By Mouth will be released by Sony Classics in 1997.

WENDY CREWSON (First Lady, Grace Marshall) recently starred opposite Tim Allen in The Santa Clause. She most recently starred in To Gillian on Her Thirty-Seventh Birthday and appeared in Fear with Richard Gere.

Crewson's other films include Corrina, Corrina with Ray Liotta and Whoopi Goldberg, The Good Son starring with McCauley Culkin and The Doctor in a memorable role opposite William Hurt.

On television, among her many credits are a role as a series regular on Home Fires, for which she won the ACTRA award for Best Actress in a Television Drama. She has received three additional ACTRA nominations as Best Actress for her television work. Crewson was also a regular on the CBS dramatic series Hard Copy and the HBO movie Tanner '88, directed by Robert Altman.

A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Crewson received a bachelor of arts degree from Queen's University and did post-graduate study at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. While in England, she became a member of the American Repertory Theatre there.

Crewson will soon be seen in the features Criminal Intent and The Eighteenth Angel.

She lives in San Francisco with her husband, actor Michael Murphy, and their two children.

PAUL GUILFOYLE (Lloyd Shepard) will soon be seen in Steven Spielberg's Amistad. He most recently appeared in Ransom for director Ron Howard, Sidney Lumet's Night Falls On Manhattan and Looking for Richard, directed by Al Pacino. He is currently filming Primary Colors, directed by Mike Nichols.

Among Guilfoyle's other recent film credits are Extreme Measures, Striptease and the upcoming Cafe Society and the soon-to-be-released One Tough Cop.

Guilfoyle has also appeared in Hoffa, Final Analysis, True Colors, Cadillac Man, Heaven's Prisoners, Quiz Show, Little Odessa, Mrs. Doubtfire, Wall Street, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Three Men and a Baby and Beverly Hills Cop III.

On television, Guilfoyle has appeared in the features Amelia Earhart, A Couch in New York, Path to Paradise and September, among others, as well as guest starring on numerous series.

A long-time New York resident and member of the Actor's Studio, he was featured in the Broadway productions of Search and Destroy, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Richard III and Glengarry Glen Ross. His most recent New York stage appearance was in Death Defying Acts by Woody Allen, Elaine May and David Mamet.

DONNA BULLOCK (Melanie Mitchell) makes her major motion picture debut in Air Force One.

Bullock has appeared on television in the features An Innocent Heart and Columbo, as well as guest-star-ring on numerous series, including two episodes of Frasier.

The classically trained actress won an Obie Award for her performance in "Top Girls" and has appeared on Broadway in "City of Angels" and "Allegro." She has appeared in several other off-Broadway productions and at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre in productions of "Sweet Bird of Youth" and "Foxfire."

Twelve-year-old LIESEL MATTHEWS (Alice Marshall) made her motion picture debut in the title role of The Little Princess. She was asked to audition for that part after receiving attention for her performance as Scout in a stage production of To Kill a Mockingbird in her native Illinois.

Back to "Air Force One"

Look for Search Tips

Copyright 1994-2008 Film Scouts LLC
Created, produced, and published by Film Scouts LLC
Film Scouts® is a registered trademark of Film Scouts LLC
All rights reserved.

Suggestions? Comments? Fill out our Feedback Form.