'Star Wars' actor gets his star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

'Star Wars' actor gets his star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Fans camped out in the chilly early morning hours Thursday to watch Star Wars legend Mark Hamill receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Hamill, 66, was introduced by Star Wars actor Harrison Ford and director George Lucas along with the customary beeps and squeaks of the saga's robot R2-D2.

It's a tad silly, yes, but Hamill goes all out with the Star Wars references and is clearly having great craic doing so.

Hamill shot a skit before his ceremony as he faked jackhammering comedian Jimmy Kimmel's star outside the El Capitan Theater to make way for his own.

"They are the most passionate, loyal people".

"These will be brief remarks because words truly fail me", Hamill said. That's exactly what I was looking for when I was looking for Luke Skywalker.

"When thinking about today I was really sorry that we don't have the other member of our trio here to celebrate with us", Ford said.

"I haven't been this speechless since 'Force Awakens, '" he said, as the crowd laughed. A whole galaxy of stars is expected to be out in force, with the likes of George Lucas and Harrison Ford due to attend to give their own memories of Mark. "Whatever led me to his doorstep, he changed my life forever in a way that still reverberates today". "He is, as he always was, a quiet, sincere, honest person". If it weren't for the public, I'd be nowhere. He is also well-known for his prolific voice-acting career, having played the Joker on Batman: The Animated Series. "They're so supportive. I mean, through thick and thin".

"You know I had a beginning, a middle and an end, so whether I'm not involved or just a member of the audience, I'm looking forward to it", he told AFP.

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