May 20, 2013 |
A pair of pants worn by Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in the 1977 movie "Star Wars" are up for bid through Nate D. Sanders Auctions, which expects them to fetch somewhere between $70,000 and $100,000. The auction house's description reads, in part: "Hamill donned these iconic pants as the Jedi Knight of all Jedi Knights, wearing the costume pants throughout much of the film. Sand-colored 'cotton drill' Levi's pants are purposely distressed to display wear, with dirt to back right pocket and in spots to front of pant legs.
May 21, 2010 |
Hear the words " Cannes Film Festival," and your mind might drift to some of the glamorous personalities who have walked these historic seaside streets over the years: Catherine Deneuve. Sophia Loren. Angelina Jolie. Mark Hamill. Yes, that Mark Hamill, the 58-year-old actor best known for wielding a lightsaber in the "Star Wars" movies and a man who hasn't had a mainstream film role in more than two decades. This paparazzi-filled, fashioned-obsessed, au courant city wouldn't be the first place you'd expect a Jedi warrior to stand cheek by jowl with Oscar winners and the film world's most prestigious names.
May 19, 2005 |
It's been nearly 30 years since Mark Hamill first stepped into the space boots of one Luke Skywalker, and his life, as they say, would never be quite the same. The three-film "Star Wars" arc launched Hamill into the pop-culture stratosphere, and this week's release of "Revenge of the Sith" has Hamill back on the hot-interview circuit, even though the prequel features Luke's dad rather than Luke.
February 13, 1997 |
Not every member of the Star Wars generation has seen all three movies in the trilogy. In explaining what to expect, some young parents sound less like they are talking about a movie and more like they are inculcating a beloved and exalted fairy tale. "You'll see Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia and Han Solo. This is the first one that has them all in it," one mother was overheard telling her young son before the curtain went up. "Will it have the big sluggy one?" he asked.
February 3, 1991
We all know what happened to Han Solo--that is, Harrison Ford. And Princess Leia--i.e., Carrie Fisher--has hardly disappeared. But whither Luke Skywalker? Mark Hamill, the actor who soared to fame and riches as the boyish hero in George Lukas' "Star Wars" trilogy, spent most of the '80s in New York, where he played a surprisingly wide range of characters--to some strong reviews--on Broadway and off. At age 37, married with three kids, he's now back in L.A.
February 12, 1989 |
Forget Luke Skywalker. Formerly squeaky-clean Mark Hamill is back in a new movie, "Slipstream" . . . playing a bearded, ruthless killer cop who guns down men and women who get in his way! It opened in London on Friday and is set for the U.S. this summer. Taking the nasty role was a deliberate career move for Hamill, now 36, who abandoned films after "Return of the Jedi" was finished in 1982. "I was (over) 30 and still getting scripts in which I lost my virginity," he recalled.