35 Years of ‘Star Wars’: Five Great British Actors in the 1977 Classic
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Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi. (Photo: 20th Century Fox/Lucasfilm)
It was exactly 35 years ago today (May 25) that The Force was first with moviegoers. The original Star Wars — titled just plain Star Wars then but now known as Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope — invaded theaters on May 25, 1977 and helped pioneer the notion of summer blockbusters.
Director-writer George Lucas’ sci-fi adventure film, which was filmed its studio scenes at Elstree and Shepperton Studios in England, launched an additional five movies, millions of action figures, spin-off books, comics, TV shows, video games and parodies (yeah! Spaceballs). (In chronological order of release, the Star Wars films are: 1977’s Star Wars, 1980’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, 1983’s Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 1999’s Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, 2002’s Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, and 2005’s Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.)
In addition to turning Harrison Ford...
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