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Born: September 25, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Oakland, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


On acting in front of a green screen: "I came the week of preproduction before we actually started shooting ['Wing Commander III'] to look at all the toys. I walked on the set, and there was that big green screen, and I immediately flashed back to Jabba's palace [in 'Return of the Jedi'] and George [Lucas] saying 'In about 10 years, these kinds of movies will be prohibitively expensive. What we wanted to do [was] build Jabba's palace puppet sized, put it next door and have you guys all on blue screen to put you in the palace later. It'll save millions.'

"I thought about that, and I jokingly said, 'Good, George. You're going to make it even harder on the actors. Already, we're looking at a piece of tape for our planet exploding. Now you're going to take away the set and the props? You're getting one step further remonved from reality. What's next, blue body stockings so you can mat in a new [pair of] trousers?'"

"And here I was, just over 10 years later, doing exactly the things he predicted. You're climbing ladders that lead to nowhere, yet you look down at the monitor, and you've got your ship right there. It's the very essence of what actors do. We pretend." --Mark Hamill in CINESCAPE, October 1994

About being a CD-ROM star: "I kind of emabarrass [my kids]. They'll be playing 'Wing Commander' and all of a sudden their dad shows up on screen." --Hamill in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, October 13, 1995

"My kids run me ragged, so that's where I get my exercise--I don't have a real regimen. Also, I don't agree that I haven't aged. It's like when people say to me, 'I can't believe you haven't seen "Star Wars" since it first came out.' I say, 'You ever look at your old high school yearbook? Ewww. How could I ever leave the house with my hair looking like that?!'" --Mark Hamill quoted in CINEFANTASTIQUE, March 1997

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