Star Wars Pin-up #27 FRAMED Mark Hamill Return of the Jedi


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Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker: In the year since his encounter with Darth Vader in Cloud City, Luke has nearly completed his Jedi training. Mark Richard Hamill (born September 25, 1951) is an American actor, voice actor, producer, director, and writer. He is best known for his performance as Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy and the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series and its spin-offs. He also voiced the Joker in the video games Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Robert Englund was auditioning for a part in Apocalypse Now when he walked across the hall where auditions were taking place for George Lucas’ Star Wars. After watching the auditions for a while, he realized that his friend, aspiring actor Mark Hamill, would be perfect for the role of Luke Skywalker. He suggested to Hamill that he audition for the part; Hamill did, and won the role. Released in the summer of 1977, Star Wars was an enormous, unexpected success and made a huge impact on the film industry. Hamill also appeared in Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) and later starred in the successful Star Wars sequels The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). For each of the sequels, Hamill was honored with the Saturn Award for Best Actor given by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Films. On January 11, 1977, one day before he was set to shoot one of the needed scenes in Star Wars, Hamill was in a car accident in which he fractured his nose and left cheekbone, requiring seven hours of surgery. As a result, a double was used for the landspeeder pickup shots. Hamill appeared in the film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and parodies Luke Skywalker, The Joker, The Trickster (of “The Flash” fame), and the rest of the vast array of super-villain voices he has done and himself all at the same time. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek in March 2013, George Lucas as much as revealed that Fisher, Ford and Hamill would reprise their respective roles in Star Wars: Episode VII. Hamill confirmed similar information to in February 2013, saying, “They’re talking to us. George wanted to know whether we’d be interested. … we haven’t signed any contracts.” Hamill said he knew nothing about the storyline. In September 2013, Robert Englund, actor and longtime friend of Mark Hamill said that Hamill was currently working out in the gym. Englund stated “Mark now — they’ve got Mark in the gym, because Mark’s coming back as Luke Skywalker. They’ve got him doing his sit ups.” It was previously reported that both Hamill and Fisher had been assigned nutritionists and personal trainers to work with ahead of production. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi is a 1983 American epic science fiction film directed by Richard Marquand and written by George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan, with Lucas as executive producer. It is the third film released in the Star Wars franchise and the first film to use THX technology. The film is set approximately one year after Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Luke Skywalker, a Rebel leader and Jedi Apprentice, struggles to bring Darth Vader, who is his father Anakin and himself a fallen Jedi, back from the Dark Side of the Force.

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