And now the actor, who is vice chairman of Conservation International, has had a major honor bestowed upon him: a Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist has named a species of ant after him.
Edmund Wilson, who teaches at Harvard University, admired Ford’s environmental activism, and wanted to find a way to pay tribute to him. But where the rest of us would have to spend time at the mall looking for the perfect present (and getting a gift receipt in case it was the wrong size), Wilson needed to look no further than his box of icky bugs. The scientist chose an especially shiny brown species of Mexican ant and named it Peidole harrisonfordi. (Nice try, but we hope he kept the receipt.)