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    Fast Facts: Sept. 7

    •It took three different actors to portray Darth Vader: David Prowse (body), James Earl Jones (voice) and Sebastian Shaw (face).

    • In 1996, 37 percent of the toys sold in the United States were Star Wars products.

    •The small actor hiding into R2-D2 is named Kenny Baker and is less than 4 feet tall.

    •Chewbacca’s name is inspired by the name of Chebika City, Tunisia, near where the Tatooine scenes were shot.

    •The name of Jawa is simply taken from the Lucas family doctor’s name.

    •When dedicacing to Star Wars fans, Mark Hamill was writing “”Follow the Force””, and Harisson Ford, less serious, was writing “”Force yourself.””

    • R2-D2 and C-3PO characters are inspired from the famous comic duo Laurel and Hardy.

    •The name of Jawa is simply taken from the Lucas family doctor’s name.

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