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Spotlight on Ben Kenobi

Character Name: Ben Kenobi
Birth Year: 57 BBY
Home World: Unknown
Species: Human
Profession: Last of the Jedi Knights
Portrayed by: Alec Guiness
Appeared in: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi

One of only two survivors of Darth Sidious' evil Order 66, Obi-Wan retreats in exile to the Outer Rim planet of Tatooine to watch over Anakin Skywalker's son, Luke. What comes next will be the most important mission of Obi-Wan's life, instruct Luke on the ways of The Force so he will have the strength to defeat his evil Father, Darth Vader.

Ben Kenobi Star Wars Photo Gallery

Use the arrows below to view some pictures of Ben Kenobi from the Star Wars movies.

Ben Kenobi Classic Scene

Alec Guiness Fast Facts

Birth Name: Alec Guinness de Cuffe
Date of Birth: April 2, 1914
Date of Death: August 5, 2000
Birth Place: London, England

Destination Hollywood Suggests

Alec Guiness has had a varied and interesting acting career, here are two of our favorite Alec Guiness movies:

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A 1973 interview with Alec Guinesss where he talks about the mechanics of acting:

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Ben Kenobi ( Alec Guiness ):

"Your father was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force. He ceased to be Anakin Skywalker and became Darth Vader. When that happened that good man that was your father was destroyed. So what I told you was true from a certain point of view."