In honor of Mark Hamill’s birthday, who turns 71 on September 25, we present you a quiz about one of the greatest SF heroes in history: Luke Skywalker.
Mark Hamill grew up between the United States and Japan in a large family of seven siblings. As a child, he was fascinated by the adventures of Laurel and Hardy, which made him want to become an actor. After studying drama, he appeared in many television films and series, including Hôpital Central, Cannon and Les Rues de San Francisco.
It is the famous monster Freddy Krueger, who will be a star wars adventure for a very young actor. A statement that requires some explanation, we agree! One day, when actor Robert Englund (the future Freddy Krueger in the Wes Craven saga) is auditioning for Apocalypse Now, he stumbles upon a room where other auditions were taking place for a certain George Lucas project: Star Wars.
He thought the role would be perfect for his then-co-star Mark Hamill, who eventually went through the casting process and was hired to play the film’s main character. If this mythical role brought the actor to the status of an international star, it also brought with it a dark side that would severely limit Mark Hamill’s future career.
Indeed, after three interpretations of this role, which sticks to his skin, the directors no longer see the actor, but only the character, and do not want to hire him for films. This will prevent him, for example, from interpreting the young Mozart in Miloš Forman’s Amadeus.
Mark Hamill then turned to the theater, but first of all he found a second wind by voicing many characters in the field of animation and video games, the most famous of which is undoubtedly the Joker in the Batman animated series.
He would return to the Star Wars universe in the late 2010s with the final trilogy. Let’s revisit an iconic character from the Star Wars saga with this eight-question quiz about the most famous Jedi. May the force be with you!