Harrison Ford did in fact do a lot of bit and background work prior to being cast in Star Wars. But was working as a carpenter when cast in the role of Han Solo. Star Wars went on to be the highest grossing film of all time.
“If people recognize me when I’m out in public, I’m very nice to them. I’m very nice to people even when they don’t recognize me. I don’t even mind if people come up to me while I’m eating dinner, but.