101 Facts About Star Wars

Star Wars is a six movie two trilogy space opera film series from the brain of writer director George Lucas. Lucas was credited as a screenwriter and all the films except for the Empire Strikes Back. He also directed all the movies except for The Return of the Jedi and again the EmpireStrikes Back when asked which of the Star Wars movies is the worst Lucas answered.

  • The first film in the Star Wars series, ‘Star Wars: Episode 4’, has become the third highest-grossing film of all time behind ‘Gone with the Wind’ and ‘Avatar’. The film was released in 1981 and grossed over $1 billion at the box office. It was also the first ever science fiction film to be nominated for the Best Picture Academy.
  • Mark Hamill, who played the role of Luke Skywalker in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, has won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in the film. The award was presented to him by his co-star Daisy Ridley. Hamill was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for ‘The Last Jedi’.
  • ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ actor Anthony Daniels has revealed that he considered not doing the rest of the film as he felt uncomfortable in the suit he was wearing. He added that he had to change his costume from plastic to fiberglass so it wouldn’t melt. Daniels further said that he felt like he was walking around the desert in a golden slow-cooker.
  • Actor Kenny Baker, who played R2d2 in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, has revealed that when the casting crew broke for lunch, they would forget that he was inside the r2d2. “They would…leave without him which is an image as tragic as it is funny number 20,” he added. Baker further said that he’s a stand-up comedian.
  • Actor Mark Hamill, who played Chewbacca in ‘Star Wars’, has revealed that studio executives were initially unhappy that Chewbacca was running around without clothes on. He added that they tried to get him to wear clothes but he refused. Hamill further said that he was an orderly at a hospital in Yorkshire when he played Chewie Mei.
  • Actor Harrison Ford, who played the role of Han Solo in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, has been named as one of the top 30 actors of the year by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). He was followed by Jack Nicholson, Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds and Christopher Walken. Ford also starred in ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’.
  • The Death Star was probably inspired by a half-eaten hamburger on a plate than olive on the side by that logic. The death star itself is a hundred and sixty kilometres in diameter and had a population of 1.7 million people that’s definitely no moon yes thanks that you said that number 34 it’s not exaggerating to say that one of the biggest debates in the history of mankind is whether or not Han Solo shotcrete.
  • Sigourney Weaver and Geena Davis’ breasts were taped down with gaffer tape as the flowing white costume she wore would unfortunately make her Brown look very visible assume space doesn’t have lingerie but it does have tape interesting to know hope you’re taking notes though NASA number 38 in the scene in which Luke and Leia swing towards safety Carrie Fisher.
  • Actor Alec Guinness, who played the role of Kenobi in ‘Star Wars’, has said that he didn’t want to be in any sequels. “I was angry when I discovered the Kanodia was going to die so nobody knows the real story number 44,” he added. Guinness further said that the end product was an exciting but noisy spectacle.
  • ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, the fifth instalment of the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, has won the Oscar for Best Sound Design. The film also won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. The scene set on ice planet Hoth was filmed at a glacier in Finn’s Norway quite often in sub-zero temperatures.
  • The Yoda species is a complete mystery as it’s never clarified which is odd considering there are over two hundred and forty-eight named alien races in the Star Wars canon number fifty-four to put Yoda on the big screen. The production team considered everything from a small child in a costume to even a monkey in a mask.
  • ‘Star Wars’ director JJ Abrams has revealed that Carrie Fisher had to stand on a box coil off the time just to appear in frame with him in the more intimate scenes. “Thank goodness your ensure we never got close or they’d need a crane number 64 the famous no I am your father line the director only told Mark Hamill.
  • ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ is the highest rated of all the Star Wars movies with a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It was released in 1983 and was directed by David Lynch. ‘Twin Peaks’ director David Lynch was approached to direct ‘Return of the Jedi’ but he declined saying he didn’t like science fiction.
  • ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ director David Cronenberg has revealed that he had to shoot a scene in which Carrie Fisher’s character C-3PO was attacked by Jabba the Hutt’s pet thing’salacious crumb’. Cronenberg added that the scene was shot in blue harvest to avoid locations overcharging which happened several times in the production of the film.
  • One of the most expensive puppets ever made costing a staggering half a million dollars, he also took at least three people to physically operate including one lucky chap dedicated to his tail. Warwick Davis, who played the Ewoks in the ‘Star Wars’ films, was also one of the three people who operated the puppets.
  • Actor Kenny Baker who was meant to be playing wicket got food poisoning on the day number 74 the Ewoks are said to be named after the Native American tribe the Miwok who lived in the forest that doubled for Endor in the movie number 75 Admiral Ackbar’s voice was performed by radio actor Eric Bauer’s field.
  • Actor Tupac Shakur was asked by George Lucas to audition for the role of mace windu in ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’. However, he died in 1996 and the role never came into fruition. Jackson Jackson was also asked to audition but he turned it down as ‘Windy to Windu’ is unique in a couple of ways.
  • ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’ director Jackson L Jackson has revealed that he wanted to make a sea of blue red and green sabers so he could identify himself in big battle scenes. He added that he made the sabers because he couldn’t use any prop that didn’t have the words bad brother KITT engraved on it.
  • Darth Maul has a total of 10 horns on his head and only blinks once throughout the entire film he was also voiced by comedic actor Peter Serafinowicz number 87 the preak was introduced the idea of midi-chlorians the bizarre idea of talking blood cells that live inside humans and tell them what the force wants them to do.
  • ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was the most expensive Star Wars film ever made so far with a budget of 120 million dollars. Hayden Christensen gained 24 pounds by eating six meals a day so if you’re thinking of being a Sith Lord and pack on those pounds, get on that ice cream number 93 every single Clone Trooper in episode three.
  • The first trailer of the upcoming film ‘Star Wars: The Force awakens’ has set a new world record for being the most viewed trailer in its first 24 hours. The trailer was viewed 30 million times in 24 hours, breaking the previous record of 25 million. The film will be directed by JJ Abrams who is also in the co-writers chair.
  • ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is the most watched film of all time, according to Rotten Tomatoes. It’s followed by ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ and ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’. The film has been watched over 30 million times on Rotten Tomatoes so far.
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