Mark Hamill Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

09 March, 2018, 09:31 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
  • George Lucas also joined the Luke Skywalker actor as he was honoured with a star on Hollywood Boulevard

The stars in Hollywood's galaxy are shining a little brighter Thursday after Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker of Star Wars fame, got his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Hamill's star is number 2,360 star on the famed strip. Star Wars actresses Kelly Marie Tran and Billie Lourd were also on hand to watch the fan-favorite Jedi get his star, along with R2-D2 and a stormtrooper on the sidelines.

The most bittersweet moment of the ceremony came when Harrison took a moment to shout out Carrie.

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

On Wednesday night, Hamill appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live appearing to destroy the talk show host's star in order to make room for his own.

"Mark is a friend that I don't see very often".

Hamill thanked his family for being his first "captive audience" and putting up with his impressions, but it's the fans he truly appreciates. "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.

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"Thinking about today, I was really sorry that we don't have...the other member of our trio here to celebrate with us." .

"I haven't been this speechless since 'Force Awakens, '" he said, as the crowd laughed.

Helping to unveil the star will be guest speakers Harrison Ford and George Lucas. "If it weren't for the genius of George Lucas, I wouldn't be standing here today..." Ford continued, describing Hamill as "quiet, sincere, and honest. And may the Force be with all of you".

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