What can I say, some of the acting in Star Wars has been top notch. Some of it has been lackluster, as well, but I would argue that the good outweighs the bad. So, I will list my top performances in the Star Wars franchise, specifically listed with the actor, character and movie. 1.) Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars 2.) Harrison Ford as Han Solo in Star Wars 3.) Alec Guiness as Ben Kenobi in Star Wars 4.) Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi 5.) Frank Oz as Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back 6.) David Prowse and James Earl Jones as Darth Vader in Return of the Jedi 7.) Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Revenge of the Sith 8.) Ian McDiarmid as Palpatine in Revenge of the Sith 9.) Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa in The Empire Strikes Back 10.) Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back 11.) Anthony Daniels as Threepio in The Empire Strikes Back 12.) Christopher Lee as Count Dooku in Attack of the Clones Honorable mentions: Natalie Portman as Queen Amidala in The Phantom Menace - Natalie is a fantastic actress, as shown by her work since Star Wars (Black Swan, in particular). She was plagued with a bad part in Episodes II and III, but I feel she does very well in Episode I. Kenny Baker as R2 in Star Wars - Not sure if it can really count as a performance because there aren't lines spoken, but the expression done through movement by Baker is phenomenal. Artoo is an iconic character because of Baker. What are your top performances? Do you agree with mine?