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Star Wars Turns 35

May 25, 2012

Rebecca Villaneda--HispanicBusiness

Star Wars 35th anniversary - Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo
Star Wars 35th anniversary - Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo

Thirty-five years ago today, a phenomenon was released to the world thanks to George Lucas.

Lucas gave birth to Star Wars and shared it with the world on May 25, 1977.

Star Wars is a film series that takes place in a galaxy far, far away.

Characters such as Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan, Darth Vader, Han Solo and Princess Leia have become a part of pop culture.

And the people that portrayed these epic characters are:

Luke Skywalker: Mark Hamill

Han Solo: Harrison Ford

Princess Leia Organa: Carrie Fisher

Grand Moff Tarkin: Peter Cushing

Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi: Alec Guinness

C-3PO: Anthony Daniels

R2-D2: Kenny Baker

Chewbacca: Peter Mayhew

Darth Vader: David Prowse/James Earl Jones

Star Wars' overall box office revenue (generated by all Star Wars films) has totaled at $4.49 billion, making it the third-highest-grossing film series, behind only the Harry Potter and James Bond films.

Enjoy Star Wars' original 1977 trailer:



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