It has been 38 years since the first Star Wars movie premiered on May 25, 1977. Some of the iconic actors who will appear in the new film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, haven’t been in a Star Wars film since 1983’s “The Return of the Jedi”. Here’s what the actors who portrayed the greatest sci-fi saga in history looked like back then and today.
Luke Skywalker (1980) Played by Mark Hamill (2015)
Princess Leia Organa (1977) Played by Carrie Fisher (2015)
Luke Sywalker and Princess Leia, 1977 and 2015
Han Solo (1980) Played by Harrison Ford (2015)
Chewbacca (1977) Played by Peter Mayhew (2015)
C-3PO (1977) Played by Anthony Daniels (2015)
R2-D2 (1977) Played by Kenny Baker (2015)
Darth Vader (1977) Played by David Prowse (2015)
Lando Calrissian (1980) Played by Billy Dee Williams (2014)
Wedge Antilles (1980) Played by Denis Lawson (2015)
Mace Windu (2005) Played by Samuel L. Jackson (2015)
Qui-Gon Jinn (1999) Played by Liam Neeson (2015)
Young Obi-Wan Kenobi (2005) Played by Ewan McGregor (2015)
Young Anakin Skywalker (1999) Played by Jake Lloyd (2015)
Anakin Skywalker (2005) Played by Hayden Christensen (2015)
Padmé Amidala (2003) Played by Natalie Portman (2015)
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine (2005) Played by Ian McDiarmid (2015)
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