None of the actors in Star Wars have had their careers launched or restarted due to their involvement in Star Wars. In fact, it either has minimal effect (Portman) or mark the beginning of a career slide (Billy Dee). Each of the six films have been among the most successful of all-time. Why didn't this translate into mainstream success for the actors involved? I know, I know, the elephant in the room is Harrison Ford. Even Harrison admits that it was Raiders propelled his career and even that came about due to his relationship with Lucas and Tom Selleck dropping out. In an interview from 1980 that appears on the Indiana Jones Blu-ray set, he says that he didn’t get the kind of scripts he had hoped for until Raiders of the Lost Ark came along. Is Star Wars so niche that it automatically typecasts Carrie or Mark or Hugh Quarshie (Who? Exactly my point)?