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Mark Hamill also known as Luke Skywalker in the famous “Star Wars” franchise, will finally receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The force will be with the original Luke Skywalker on March 8, as Hamill joins the ranks of Hollywood’s top icons on the legendary Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California. The “Star Wars” veteran will receive the 2,630 th star on the walkway, according to Variety. The traditional Walk of Fame ceremony will take place on Hollywood Blvd. at the front of the El Capitan theatre.
Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, said in a statement, “the” Star Wars ” fans will be over the moon that the hearing of their idol Mark Hamill will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We are proud of this particular actor to our historic Walk of Fame.”
The actor started in the industry doing small tv spots, but landed his first film role as Luke Skywalker in George Lucas’ premiere “Star Wars” film in 1977. The series, which lasts for more than four decades, is allowed Hamill to continue to reprise his iconic role.
The 66-year-old actor made headlines in December after he revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair that he didn’t agree with his character of the dialogue in the latest “Star Wars” franchise installment, “The Last of the Jedi.”
“I, at a given moment, had to say, Rian,” I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you have made for this character. Now, that said, I got it off my chest, and my task now is to take what you have made and do my best to realize your vision,'” Hamill said.
He later expressed regret about the criticize of director Rian Johnson’s creative decisions with regard to his iconic character.
“I regret voicing my doubts and uncertainties in the public,” Hamill tweeted Tuesday. “Creative differences are a common element of a project, but they usually remain private. All I wanted was to be a good movie. I have more than that [Johnson] an all-time GREAT!”
Despite Hamill’s initial reservations, the film has grossed more than $790 million at the box office and got rave reviews from the critics.
Fox News’ Kathleen Joyce contributed to this report.
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