May The Force Be With You. Star Wars Actors: Then and Now 12/23/2015 • Teresa Jahnke
"Star Wars" is already a legend. It is a series of films that have pushed the limits of what special effects could achieve.Nobody had ever guessed that these movies would become such a success. Today, they are called iconic. George Lucas intentionally cast people with limited experience. Here are the top 10 actors who got their start a long time ago in a galaxy far far away. That's how they look today.
The first movie of the series premiered in 1977. Oh yes, now some of us feel old. Some of the actors have already passed away from old age.
HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN (Anakin Skywalker)
After playing Anakin Skywalker, Hayden starred in many other films, such as Jumper (2008) and Vanashing on Seventh Street (2010).
NATALIE PORTMAN (Padme Amidala)
Natalie has already been famous and experienced at the moment of starring in Star Wars. However, she is one of the most popular actresses of the series.
EWAN MCGREGOR (The young Obi-Wan Kenobi)
As well as Natalie Portman, Ewen has already been famous. No wonder his acting was brilliant!
MARK HAMILL (Luke Skywalker)
Hamill was an unknown actor who tried out for the role of Luke Skywalker at the suggestion of a friend. It's sad, but even today some people remember him only as Luke Skywalker.
CARRIE FISHER (Leia Organa Solo)
She was virtually unknown when cast in Star Wars. In recent years she has often spoken about battling drugs and bipolar disorder.
HARRISON FORD (Han Solo)
Harrison Ford was a carpenter who happened to make a cabinet for George Lucas!
PETER MAYHEW (Chewbacca)
Before he was Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew worked at King's College Hospital in London. His height is about 7 feet and 5 inches!
ANTHONY DANIELS (С-3РО)
Anthony was a stage actor when he was called to audition for George Lucas. The interesting fact is that he was an avowed sci-fi skeptic and had walked out of 2001: A Space Odyssey, his only experience with the genre.
KENNY BAKER (R2-D2)
This British actor performed in comedy acts before he was cast as the lovable R2D2. Today he lives in the UK and enjoys tending to his garden.
DAVID PROWSE (Darth Vader)
David is an English bodybuilder who played played Darth Vader in the original trilogy, though the character's voice was provided by another actor.
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