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Saturday, 9 December 2017

'STAR WARS' AT 40: FINDING LUKE STARKILLER...

Feb 1976 - Tuesday tongue-twisters! Hamill goes through the six pages of script of his audition piece to George Lucas.

He was one of the last people to be casting-considered in November 1975 (his first call-in merely a talk with writer/director George Lucas and Brian DePalma (also testing for young leads for his movie, Carrie) about his life and family), and he was tested several times further by Lucas, especially alongside the in-the-running-for-Han-Solo Harrison Ford, but actor Mark Hamill, whom despite his youth was already a veteran of American seventies TV series guest star roles from Night Gallery to Petrocelli, would deservedly win the coveted star role of Luke Starkiller (later 'Skywalker') for Star Wars with his enthusiasm and sincerity, along the way going on to vividly remember one of the all-time biggest tongue twisting pieces of dialogue ever during one of his recorded auditions!

The rest, as they say, is history...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSjP2GBTr9U

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