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Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Bor Gullet, Apr 27, 2020.

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Which SW actor loves their character the most? Who is the best custodian of their role?

  1. Carrie Fisher

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  2. Mark Hamill

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
  3. Anthony Daniels

    7 vote(s)
    31.8%
  4. Peter Mayhew

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Joonas Suatamo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Temeura Morrison

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Billy Dee Williams

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  8. Ewan McGregor

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Ray park

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Ian McDiarmaid

    3 vote(s)
    13.6%
  11. Other, Why?

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. Bor Gullet

    Bor Gullet Jedi Knight star 2

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    Who is the best custodian of their role? Who really enjoys, understands and takes great care in how
    their character is perceived?

    Personally I can't look much beyond Anthony Daniels. It's the man's entire life.
     
  2. Reepicheep775

    Reepicheep775 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I'd go with Mark Hamill or Ashley Eckstein.
     
  3. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

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    Ford. You can really tell how seriously he takes the role. o_O

    Hamill or Jackson.
     
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  4. Bor Gullet

    Bor Gullet Jedi Knight star 2

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    Lol. Harrison was the first person i Thought of NOT putting on there. But then again, when you watch his later interviews where he discusses how Han's destiny is complete at the end you see he actually does give a cr*p.

    I would say Alec Guinness gave the least .
     
  5. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Force Ghost star 4

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    Nah, I think Hugh Quarshie and Terence Stamp give much less of a rat's *** than AG ever did.

    Daniels, Eckstein and Hamill might very well be the top three, though.
     
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  6. Bor Gullet

    Bor Gullet Jedi Knight star 2

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    Seems i should have put Eckstein in the poll.

    For some reason i never thought of voice actors.

    I don't know much about her, does she show a lot of love ?

    Has to be said Joonas absolutely adores playing Chewie.
     
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  7. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Force Ghost star 4

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    Oh yes! She has completely embraced Ahsoka as a part of her and devotes a lot of her time to Star Wars, Disney and all the fans.
    She has even founded Her Universe, a fashion & lifestyle brand for fangirls: https://www.heruniverse.com/

    Oh, and check this out:

    She's made it her mission to say that Star Wars is for everyone, to make a community where all fans feel comfortable regardless of gender. A real trooper, that one! :ahsoka:[face_love]
     
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  8. Bor Gullet

    Bor Gullet Jedi Knight star 2

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    Impressive! Most Impressive. I get why they picked Rosario Dawson however, in terms of fame to a général audience (and being a good actress too). I wonder will she Wear blue contact lenses ?
     
  9. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Force Ghost star 4

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    Hm, good question! That remains to be seen, I guess.
     
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  10. Bor Gullet

    Bor Gullet Jedi Knight star 2

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    Ashoka is easily the best animated SW character now that i think of it.
    And i probably like her more than any of the sequel characters, but then again she has had far more time to for her character to be developed so that may not be entirely fair.
     
  11. LedReader

    LedReader Jedi Knight star 2

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    For me it has to be Anthony Daniels simply because C-3PO barely appears in anything without being portrayed by his original actor, and that’s a rare feat for a Star Wars character. Not only does he do the canon stuff like TCW and Rebels etc, but he also voices all the many LEGO Star Wars appearances and even made an appearance on Robot Chicken Star Wars as well. He even does some video game work on top of that, for example the 2015 Battlefront. There’s very few other characters in any of those that are voiced by the original actor. Billy Dee does Lando in Robot Chicken and John Boyega does Finn in Battlefront 2 but those are the only two that stand out in my mind.
     
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  12. Jordan1Kenobi

    Jordan1Kenobi Host, SW Character star 6 VIP - Game Host

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    I voted Anthony Daniels for obvious reasons. But almost chose Ewan McGregor because whenever he talks about the role, he’s always saying how much fun he had and how much he’d love to do it again - and looks like he got his wish! Mark Hamill was another close choice.

    But I 100% agree with everyone saying Ashley Eckstein too. She’s amazing!

    Samuel L. Jackson should’ve definitely been on the poll. You know he’d be back in a heartbeat if he was asked.

    Also Pedro Pascal should’ve been too. He said something along the lines of this being a dream come true. And he seems to be nailing the role so far.
     
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  13. Lord-Skywalker

    Lord-Skywalker Force Ghost star 4

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    Anthony Daniels and Ashley Eckstein, its a tie.
     
  14. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 7

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    - Anthony Daniels
    - Mark Hamill
    - Samuel L. Jackson
    - Ashley Eckstein
    - Sam Witwer (as Maul)

    Come to mind the most. Not in any order.
     
  15. Dream-Thinker

    Dream-Thinker Jedi Youngling

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    Denis Lawson as well really doesn't seem like he's into it. However, maybe that's not true given his appearance in The Rise of Skywalker.

    As for who loves their character, Ian McDiarmid seems to really get what makes Palpatine tick. He had an interview with Pablo Hidalgo back when Revenge of the Sith was coming out that that I believe shows this pretty clearly.
     
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  16. Ehpik

    Ehpik Jedi Knight star 1

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    Ashley Eckstein. She loves Ahsoka and even know that characters lore (not all voice actors, or even actors, go out of their way to learn it).
    Next up would be Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, and Ray Park.
     
  17. Darthvader1975

    Darthvader1975 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Billy dee personifies lando. His suave debonair personality sums him up. He just seemed to love the role of the baron of cloud city and he seemed to be enjoying himself in the rise of skywalker
     
  18. FiveFireRings

    FiveFireRings Jedi Knight star 3

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    You gotta throw Warwick Davis in here, right?

    Otherwise the repeated answers are totally correct. I might add a few from the voice actor side: James Arnold Taylor loved doing Obi-Wan and kept the TCW flame alive during the "hiatus" in a big way. And Vanessa Marshall really was Hera and was very vocal about the role as a dream come true. REBELS was a relatively short lived show so that might be forgotten, but the character has had a lot of appearances in other media and I think that owes a lot to her performance and advocacy. She's probably third in line behind Ahsoka and Rex as an animated character with storyline importance beyond her own show.
     
  19. Sith Lord 2015

    Sith Lord 2015 Jedi Master star 4

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    Didn't Ewan trash the prequels in several interviews? So I'm not so sure about him.