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Mark Hamill is Officially a Saint

This just…this is so cool. Back in the 70s there was apparently a contest to win a trip to Dagobah to have a picnic with Luke Skywalker, and eight year old Daniel won. He got to go to the Dagobah set, watch some of The Empire Strikes Back, and talk to Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker for a bit. Here’s the thing that makes this so astonishing to me: most actors might agree to have a meal with a little kid as part of a contest, begrudging it the entire time most likely and probably breaking that kid’s images of his childhood hero forever.

Hamill doesn’t do that. He is fully in character and determined to make that kid’s trip the best day of his life. You just don’t see that anymore, and the look on the kid’s face makes me think he probably still remembers that to this day. To Mark Hamill I say bravo for going the full distance and understanding that the kid is meeting his hero. If I hear even ONE pedophile joke, I’m going to force throw a saber right through your screen.

Via io9

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  1. Lenka
    August 29, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    the video doesn’t work… can anyone help?

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