Mark Hamill finally honoured with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

09 March, 2018, 09:28 | Author: Kristine Mills
  • Mark Hamill with fellow Star Wars cast member Harrison Ford and creator George Lucas

On Thursday, the beloved actor, known for playing Luke Skywalker, received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

"Just tell her to feel free to use this gesture if her classmates give her any grief", the actor wrote back, using a gif of Skywalker brushing off Kylo Ren's attack in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

This is the 2,630th star to be awarded by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. R2D2 and stormtroopers were also on hand for the ceremony.

One person who Hamill missed at the ceremony was Princess Leia herself, the late Carrie Fisher, who died in December 2016 after a brief hospitalization following a heart attack. So the mom asked her followers to retweet and comment to show her daughter "how awesome Star Wars fans are".

"Words truly fail me", he said.

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Finally, he thanked the fans for being with him throughout his long career, which has not only included the "Star Wars" franchise, but various voice-over roles in TV and video games. "I haven't been speechless since 'Force Awakens'".

"Let's be honest, if it weren't for the genius of George Lucas I wouldn't be standing here today", Hamill said.

"I prepared myself for this experience by going back and looking at the screen test that I did with Mark and I was surprised actually at how good he was". "So whatever fates led me to his doorstep, he changed my life in a way that still reverberates today".

"Star Wars is a big galaxy, and you can sort of find nearly anything you want to in Star Wars.", said J.J. Abrams, who is returning to helm Episode IX after directing The Force Awakens. "If it weren't for the public, I'd be nowhere", he says to cheers from the gathered crowd. "You are with me through thick and thin, in the highs and in the lows and everywhere in-between. And may the Force be with all of you".

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