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Monday, August 13, 2007

Where in the Galactic Empire is Luke Skywalker?

Of course we know who Luke Skywalker is, but have you ever wondered where Mark Hamill is and what he has been doing nowadays? Hamill, the actor who portrayed Skywalker’s character in the Episodes IV, V, and VI of Star Wars, seem to have vanished into the galaxy after he did the flicks in the late 70s and early 80s.

Two of the actors who did prominent or lead roles of Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa, are still much on the scene. Harrison Ford who essayed the role of Han Solo is still very popular playing meaty roles in popular Hollywood movies. Carrie Fisher, who did Princess Leia’s role, became a writer, and wrote her first novel, Postcards from the Edge, which was also made into film in 1990. In the 90s, she did mostly off-the cam roles and played some roles like when she appeared as a therapist in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Of course, we can see her more often now, as the full-time judge of the reality TV show On the Lot.

Mark Hamill, on the other hand, did some on-cam roles after Star Wars. His last recorded acting work was Repetition in 2005 (which I am not familiar with), but one of his popular movies that hit the tills in the Philippine cinemas was Wing Commander in 1999 playing the role of Colonel Christopher Blair. While he is not seen much on movies, he lends his voice to various animated films and video games, like the popular animated flick Joseph: King of Dreams as the voice of Judah and Wing Commander Series.

Trivia: On January 11, 1977, a day before he was set to shoot one of the final scenes needed for Star Wars, Hamill was in a car accident that severely injured his face. The damage was extensive and that Hamill had to have multiple plastic surgeries to reconstruct his face. (Wikipedia).

Mark Hamill now.

3 people have commented. Leave your comments too!:

LOL, Carrie Fisher "still much on the scene". What a load of bullshit propaganda from an idiot who obviously knows jack shit about Mark Hamill.
Instead of trying to build Fisher up while putting Hamill down, it's interesting that you don't mention her wallowing in drugs and alcohol for much of her time "on the scene", something Hamill never had a problem with. But that wouldn't fit your spin, now, would it?
I mean, if you're going for sensationalism, it's right there in front of you, dig in!

And no, we aren't "wondering" what happened to Mark Hamill. It's easy enough to find out from his IMDB page, presuming you know how to read, of course.

Amanda J.

Amanda, it is just a question from someone who wonders where Hamill is. He is not that popular here in the Philippines.

I am not downplaying anybody. I am merely presenting some facts I have read.

And do not call me idiot. Better show your link and be civilized in giving your opinion. I do not owe you anything.

i like this post. not because of the unwanted comment but because of the ala-csi investigation. why? because i do the same. lol.

just spamming

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