I certainly agree that the acting in LOTR has been better than the acting in SW (either trilogy). I have yet to see anyone in LOTR give a bad performance, whereas SW has a few I consider outright bad (Jake Lloyd, Harrison Ford, Natalie Portman in TPM). However, there are also some performances in SW I deem great--Alec Guinness, Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid... plus, like LOTR, the talented actors and puppeteers who bring nonhuman characters to life. I think acting in SW has actually improved somewhat from the OT. Which is a scary thought. gezvader -- Declare the critics of the OT wrong if you like, but then don't ever let me catch you to ever bring up the critics' reaction as an indicator of PT weakness. Rick McCallum loves you!