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Star Wars

American film franchise

Star Wars is an American film franchise based on the space opera film trilogy created by George Lucas. 1)

Yoda was almost played by a monkey

George Lucas originally intended for Yoda to be played by an adorable monkey wearing a mask and holding a cane, according to Rinzler's book, The Making of Star Wars. 2)

Yoda has no determined species

Yoda's species has never been named. A mystery, it is. 3)

Harrison Ford almost wasn't Han Solo

Along with Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, and Christopher Walken, Burt Reynolds was among the top candidates to play Han Solo. 4)

The original Return of the Jedi ending saw Luke Skywalker turn evil

George Lucas touched on the idea that after Luke removes the dying helmet of Vader, he puts it on, proclaims “Now I am Vader” and turns to the dark side in a story creation session for the Jedi Return. 5)

Industrial Light & Magic

While working on the first “Star Wars” George Lucas founded the company Industrial Light & Magic, which was responsible for special effects seen on screen. 6)

Tunisia is Tatooine

Scenes from Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tatooine, were shot in Tunisia. 7)

Sir Alec Guinness

Sir Alec Guinness, who played the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi, only agreed to work less than five hours a day and considered the film to be some kind of idiocy. He even wrote in his diary that he regretted accepting the role and called the dialogue “deplorable”. 8)

Anthony Daniels

Another skeptical cast member was Anthony Daniels, who played the droid C3-PO. 9)


C3-PO and R2-D2 actors actually weren't friends. They had a deep dislike for each other. 10)


George Lucas was so convinced of the film's flop that he traveled to Hawaii with friends moments before its release, cutting himself off from any news of how “Star Wars” was doing in theaters. 11)


Lucas claimed that the first film was barely 25 percent what he imagined it to be. Years later, he added that he was most satisfied with “The Phantom Menace,” which met his expectations 90 percent of the time. 12)

"Apocalypse Now"

In addition to “Star Wars. George Lucas was originally set to direct “Apocalypse Now”. Eventually, reluctantly, his friend and collaborator Francis Ford Coppola stepped behind the camera. 13)

An affair

Harrison Ford Ford had an on-set affair with Carrie Fischer, aka the film's Princess Leia. It reportedly began in earnest when Fischer found him in her closet wearing only a tie. 14)

Carefully kept secret

The fact that Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father was a carefully kept secret. 15)


The look of the Millennium Falcon, or Han Solo's ship, was inspired by a hamburger. 16)

star_wars.txt · Last modified: 2022/06/23 05:48 by aga