Mark Hamill

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is an American actor, voice actor, producer, director, and writer.

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The only character I know for sure is returning is my friend R2-D2. He hasn’t stopped beeping about it.

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Thanks Peter, they've been great and I'm really enjoying it. I love you and you have been a life-long friend. And I'm convinced there's no one closer to a real life wookiee in the most positive sense.

Also, I loved those pictures you released! I've got a ton of old pics from the set upstairs that I want to go through now.

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Well i just was lucky i found the right person. if you’re lucky enough to find your soulmate, you have to keep your fingers crossed. A really short manual would read “Don’t cheat”, because that seems to be where people break up. When you go through tricky periods you have to work on it and having children helps because you know you’re trying to find a way to make everyone happy. You know, she was my dental hygienist. I went in to get my teeth cleaned and that’s where we met. Good luck, by the way, Slunk!

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He's not making it up. It rings very true. I just asked my wife and she remembers completely. We had tons of plumbing issues there and she remembers laughing. The only part that seems true is the boys asking me for help with Zelda, as I was terrible at Zelda. I was only good at games like "Little Mermaid" and my kids would make fun of me that it was a game designed for six year old girls.

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Great question. Well, I'm all those things. I'm certainly humbled. But's hard to really wrap one's head around. I didn't get into this business to be famous, I got in because I really like communicating. I wasn't even sure I was going to be an actor. So I look at that as Luke, not really as me. Luke is immortal and I'm just an actor who got the honor to play him.

You just have to just stay focused on what challenges you and what inspires you. And that's why I went to Broadway because I thought I'd get to explore new things. I'm not really somehow who goes back and re-watches old stuff I've done. I haven't seen any of the films since they were in the theater - originals or prequels. I thought the prequels are amazing by the way. If we were a garage band, they were a philharmonic. As George said, Star Wars is the most expensive small low movie ever made. Sorry, I think I got off on a tangent on this question.

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I just worked with Samuel L Jackson and he reminded me he had a purple lightsaber, which nobody had, I thought that was cool that he got his own color.

My favorite is green, I'm happy with what I had. You don't need to give me lavender or raw umber or whatever.

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I get ribbed for that line because it was so whiney. And I remember at the time, I had to make it as juvenile as possible so that I can show how Luke matures later. So it should be embarrassing. It should be whiney and childish. But boy, has it come back to haunt me. I don't think I ever got the chance to finally pick them up.

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Well, I would go down and make the chicken nuggets, but bring the chips with you, put them in the oven for 10 minutes or so while waiting for your nuggets, and you have the best of both worlds.

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Oh I just remembered another thing where I got to sing a really creepy version of “Only You”, a capella. That wasn’t something I expected to do as Joker - sing a song. But the Joker is never boring to me because he’s crazy. And if you’re crazy, you are unpredictable and you never do anything the same way. I was surprised how much I loved playing that role.

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I didn't expect it to be a critical success, I thought people would like it, because it took so many elements from movies we were familiar with, pirate, cowboy movies, war movies, and added humor. That's the thing that got me. Science fiction usually isn't funny. They have an 8 ft furry dog driving a spaceship, he's naked except headphones, that's funny. Even if it doesn't get great reviews it'll be a cult movie. People will go watch it at midnight because its so unique. I thought it would be popular but never thought it would be on the cover of Time magazine.