Mark Hamill receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mark Hamill receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mark Hamill receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

He's best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, the first of which happened to be his first feature film.

He was joined by Harrison Ford, the late Carrie Fishers daughter Billie Lourd, Kelly-Marie Tran, and Star Wars' creator George Lucas on Hollywood Boulevard as he accepted the star and the group were also joined by R2-D2, who probably had a lot to say about the matter.

Hamill's star will be the 2,630th on the Walk of Fame and will be in designated the Motion Pictures category, according to the news release.

"You are with me through thick and thin and the highs and the lows and everywhere in between", Hamill told the cheering crowd as he collected his star.

Mark Hamill sits by his star
Mark Hamill sits by his star

"I'm very proud of Mark for getting this star", Lucas said.

To end off the ceremony, Hamill paid tribute to his characters and thanked the fans once more. "He's extremely enthusiastic about everything he does" - just the quality he was looking for when casting the role of Luke Skywalker back in 1977.

"When thinking about today, I was really sorry we don't have the other member of our trio to celebrate with us", Ford said, "but I feel her presence".

"If it wasn't for the genius of George Lucas, I wouldn't be standing here today", Hamill, 66, said. "Star Wars went away for a while and then they came to see me on Broadway, [they were] there with me all of the way, so I love them so much". He closed out the event saying, "If it weren't for the public, I'd be nowhere". "From Jedi to Joker and back again, it's been a fantastic ride". "He is, as he always was, a quiet, sincere, honest person. And may the Force be with all of you". His most famous of those roles is perhaps the Joker in "Batman: The Animated Series".


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