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Star Wars = Star Maker


Their roles in Star Wars movies were one of their first on-screen appearances and they would go on to become big-name Hollywood stars. We spotlight them here in our Star Wars feature:

Harrison Ford

Appeared in:
A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi
as Han Solo.

Went on to make:
Indiana Jones Movies
The Jack Ryan Movies
Air Force One


Carrie Fisher

Appeared in:
A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi
as Princess Leia.

Went on to:
Be a sought-after screenwriter
Become a best-selling novelist



James Earl Jones

Appeared in:
Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi
as the voice of Darth Vader.

Went on to star in:
The Jack Ryan Movies
Field of Dreams
Voice of CNN


Hayden Christensen

Appeared in:
Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith
as Anakin Skywalker.

Went on to:
Shattered Glass
Jumper



Kiera Knightley

Appeared in:
The Phantom Menace
as Queen Amidala's look-alike handmaiden "Sabe".

Went on to find fame in:
Bend It Like Beckham
Pirates of the Caribbean
Atonement



Sofia Coppola

Appeared in:
The Phantom Menace
as Queen Amidala's handmaiden "Sache".

Went on to find fame as the director of:
The Virgin Suicides
Lost in Translation
Marie Antoinette



Ray Park

Appeared in:
The Phantom Menace
as Darth Maul.

Went on to star in:
Heroes
X-Men
G.I. Joe



Rose Bryne

Appeared in:
Attack of the Clones
as Padme Amidala's loyal aide "Dorme".

Went on to find fame in:
Troy
Wicker Park
Damages



Dominic West

Appeared in:
The Phantom Menace
as a member of the Naboo Palace Guards.

Went on to find fame in:
28 Days
Chicago
The Wire



John Ratzenberger

Appeared in:
The Empire Strikes Back
as Major Derlin one of the Hoth Rebel Alliance leaders.

Went on to find fame in:
Cheers
Toy Story





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