Mark Hamill signed photo
This 3.5″x 6″ black and white photo comes signed “Forcefully Yours” by the american actor who portrayed Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series, Mark Hamill.
The photo includes letter of authenticity from Memorabilia Center.
Star Wars & Beyond
Robert Englund was auditioning for a role in Apocalypse Now when he walked across the hall where auditions were taking place for George Lucas’s Star Wars. After watching the auditions for a while, he realized that Hamill, his friend, would be perfect for the role of Luke Skywalker. He suggested to Hamill that he audition for the role; Hamill did, and won the role.
Released in May 1977, Star Wars was an enormous unexpected success and made a huge impact on the film industry. Hamill also appeared in the Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978 and later starred in the successful sequels The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. For both of the sequels, Hamill was honored with the Saturn Award for Best Actor given by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.
Hamill reprised the role of Luke Skywalker for the radio dramatizations of both Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. For the Return of the Jedi radio drama, the role was played by a different actor.
Editions of Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces (which influenced Lucas as he was developing the films) issued after the release of Star Wars in 1977 used the image of Hamill as Luke Skywalker on the cover.
Hamill returned to the Star Wars universe in 2014, when he voiced the legendary ancient Sith Lord Darth Bane, in the final episode of the animated series The Clone Wars. He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for his performance.
With the acquisition of Lucasfilm by The Walt Disney Company, it was announced that there will be more Star Wars films starting with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was released on December 18, 2015. Hamill appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue to star in the new trilogy, alongside fellow Star Wars actors Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, reprising their roles as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia, respectively.
For over a year prior to the announcement, both Disney and Hamill were coy about whether he would be a cast member. In September 2013, Robert Englund, actor and long-time friend of Hamill, said that Hamill was currently working out in the gym. Englund stated “Mark now – they’ve got Mark in the gym, because Mark’s coming back as Luke Skywalker. They’ve got him doing his sit-ups.” It was previously reported that both Hamill and Fisher had been assigned nutritionists and personal trainers to work with ahead of production.