Samuel L. Jackson claimed that “bad motherfucker” was engraved on the lightsabre he used. Tupac Shakur aspired for the role of Mace Windu.
The waterfalls cascading around the capital city of Naboo are just salt. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace was shipped to theatres under the false name “The Doll House”. Episode II – Attack of the Clones was disguised under the name “Cue Ball”. Episode III – Revenge of the Sith made its way to theatres under the name “The Bridge”. Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks) is seen out of costume in the background of one scene. So does Anthony Daniels (C-3PO). George Lucas’s children have all appeared in Star Wars. In the Galactic Senate, Jar Jar Binks voted in favour of Order 66, leading to the destruction of the Jedi and the rise of the Galactic Empire. Orson Welles was supposed to be Darth Vader. Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader meets six of the nine diagnostic criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder; five are enough to make the diagnosis. Seven puppeteers worked simultaneously to animate Jabba the Hutt. “Revenge of the Sith” was the only episode not rated PG. Lucasfilm has an employee, whose job is to just maintain Star Wars canon. E.T.’s alien species are part of the Star Wars universe. A delegation of them can be seen in the Galactic Senate. The name R2-D2 means in filmmaking jargon “reel #2 of the second dialogue track”. An island nation called Niue accepts collectible Star Wars coins. In 1977, a disco version of the Star Wars theme became a No. 1 hit for two weeks. Air dogfights in Star Wars were reproduced based on actual WW2 footage. Asteroids in Star Wars were in fact painted potatoes. First week, theatres were reluctant to show Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Lucas initially funded “The Empire strikes back” himself. Yoda was supposed to be played by a mask-wearing monkey. Han Solo’s best line was an ad lib: when Princess Leia says, “I love you” and Solo replies “I know”. He was supposed to say “I love you, too”. Only Lucas, the director Irvin Kershner, and the producer Gary Kurtz knew that Darth Vader was Luke’s father before the scene was actually shot.