Official Info Mark Hamill in Ep. VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - Spoilers Allowed' started by Fly Guy, Nov 18, 2013.

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How good will Mark Hamill's performance in episode 7 be?

He's going to be great 340 vote(s) 82.3%
He'll do OK 66 vote(s) 16.0%
He's going to stink it up 7 vote(s) 1.7%
  1. Fly Guy Jedi Master

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    I always felt Hamill's performance in the OT was underrated and that he did an excellent job.

    However, he's done very little meaningful acting in the past thirty years.

    That's a looong time ago on a set far, far away.

    So, one has to wonder; does Hamill still have it?

    Or, have his acting skills eroded to the nth degree?
    Last edited by Fly Guy, Nov 18, 2013
  2. Jedsithor Force Ghost

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    Two words: The. Joker.
  3. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    I don't quite buy the logic that since someone has done acting work that hasn't been seen by a larger audience that means their acting skills have atrophied.

    You know how much acting Hamill has done since 1983? It's a hellova lot.
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  4. mavjade It's so Fluffy Fanfic & New Movies Manager

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    He's done a ton of voice work, which is still acting, you just have to do it all with your voice. But if you watch most voice actors when they are recording, they still make the faces they would if they were acting on screen because it comes out better in your voice. So, do I think he can still act? Absolutely!
    If anything he probably is better than he was.
  5. plaidphoenix Force Ghost

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    I don't know how much weight you want to put behind it, but he did pretty good in an episode of Criminal Minds a few years ago. I for one think he'll do just fine.
  6. Ryus Force Ghost

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    Oh this thread's opening post is the worst joke I've seen all day. Let me further express my opinion of it with this video.
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  7. Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host

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  8. appleseed Force Ghost

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    Mark works all the time. His acting will not be an issue. The only thing close to an issue will be his conditioning, and I'm sure that will be fine too. It'll undoubtedly do him some good to get in better shape as he is getting older.
  9. Mystery Roach Chosen One

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    "Can he still act?"

    Does a Gungan have floppy ears?
  10. Darth Raiden Jedi Grand Master

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    Can't believe this is even a question [face_whistling]
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  11. T-R- Chosen One

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    Check out Sushi Girl and let me know if you still have any concerns.
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  12. Team Padme Jedi Grand Master

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    He'll do just great, I'm sure of it.
  13. WatTamborWoo Jedi Grand Master

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    Alot of acting is in the voice and facial mannerisms. Excellent example in the PT: Chrisopher Lee.
    One thing we know about Hamill is that his voice work over recent years has been excellent. Therefore, I believe he will do a very good job.
    Lets hope the script gives him the material to act with.
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  14. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    The guy has been acting for decades, why would he fail now?

    Tbh he wasn't exactly great to begin with so it doesn't matter :p
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  15. Taalon Jedi Master

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    I think he will be fantastic. Doesn't hurt that he's built up amazing good with fans by just being himself. He's an awesome guy who loves what he does and I sincerely hope he's back.
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  16. Dranem Jedi Master

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    One of the charms of Star Wars is that it seems like the actors have to be more about playing make believe than actually emoting or giving Oscar worthy performances. Don't get me wrong, there are some great actors that sell their parts (McDiarmid and Ford jump to mind right away) but at the end of the day I still believe the story, visuals, and music carry a Star Wars movie more than anything. Plus like others have said Hamill nails voice roles constantly and I have to imagine that is harder than reciting dialogue about womprats ans such.
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  18. Ganger Force Ghost

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    I'm more worried about Ford, and he's been in a gillion successful movies since ROTJ. His latest efforts as an actor have not been on par with his previous work IMO. He comes off as a tired, grumpy old man that doesn't want to be there but keeps at it for unexplained reasons. In the last films he's done since Crystal Skull, he comes off older than he looks. He looks great for his age, but his attitude and presence feel like there's no energy in his performance anymore. He doesn't straight out SUCK, but I can't help but feel something's lost.

    Mark Hamill is and has always been full of energy. Lately he's been on the chubby side of the force but still his enthusiasm and charisma is intact. He's even become a really funny guy, great sense of humor given his role in popular culture. It's not an easy spot to be on, yet he comes off as one of the coolest, most confident guys ever. Now that filming was delayed and he's supposed to be working out and losing weight, I bet we are going to have a kick ass mentor like Luke Skywalker. I have a lot of faith in Hamill.

    Carrie Fisher, I haven't kept up with her that much. She just feels like a completely different person. Like a crazy lady like some of my mom's friends back in the day. I can see her chitchatting her way through anything, being extremely funny and everything but blasting her way through **** like she did on the Death Star, of course not. The possibility that she's a jedi now freaks me out a bit. Still, she's not a bad actress at all, I think her character could be pulled off through wise direction and considering who Carrie Fisher is right now, not who Leia was. I would love to be proven wrong, of course.
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  19. Boba_Fat83 Force Ghost

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    Could he ever??:p
    He'll be fine:cool:
  20. DV75 Force Ghost

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    Not worried about Ford at all or Hamill.

    Fisher, on the other hand, yes I agree. Her battles with booze and drugs over the years has made her sound and look very different. Age doesn't help but abusing yourself didn't either.
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  21. EHT Manager: New Films

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    Looks like a good thread to drop a reminder into about taking it easy on the "old and fat" jokes / criticisms.
  22. DLINE Jedi Knight

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    I don't know he was going to be in it I hope he does a good job
  23. T-R- Chosen One

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    I hope those were both said in jest because he did the best job in the saga and is a really good actor. Watch any of his movies, you'll believe he IS the character he is portraying.

    Unlike Harrison who only plays Harrison. ;)
  24. Darth PJ Force Ghost

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    Hamill comes across as a very earnest actor and regardless of how prominant his role is, I'm pretty sure he'll be the embodiment of an older Luke Skywalker (assuming that the script is ok).
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  25. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    Assuming he's back (please-please-please [face_praying]) I am sure he will do great. And I am sure Ford and Fisher will, too.
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