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Star Wars Day: May the fourth be with you

On Star Wars Day, we tell you 10 things about the franchise that you probably didn’t know.

hollywood Updated: May 04, 2015 14:10 IST
Samarth Goyal
Star Wars Day

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On Star Wars Day, we tell you 10 things about the franchise that you probably didn’t know.



I HAVE A BAD FEELING

The oft-quoted phrase "I have a bad feeling about this" has been used in every Star Wars film so far.



HAN SOLO

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Harrison Ford almost wasn’t Han Solo. Burt Reynolds, Al Pacino and Jack Nicholson were among the contenders.



YODA AS A MONKEY

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Filmmaker George Lucas originally planned for Yoda to be played by a monkey wearing a mask and carrying a cane.



SAMUEL L JACKSON

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Actor Samuel L Jackson claims that the words "bad m**********r" were engraved on the lightsaber he used in the films.



LIGHTSABER

The lightsaber noise comes from the familiar hum of an old television.



DARTH VADER

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David Prowse, the actor who portrayed Darth Vader, is banned from attending Star Wars conventions because George Lucas finds him annoying.



R2-D2

George Lucas came up with the name R2-D2 while he was shooting his 1971 classic, American Graffiti.



DAVID FINCHER

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Filmmaker David Fincher, known for The Social Network (2010), got his first job on a Star Wars film as an assistant camera operator.



RETURN OF JEDI

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George Lucas toyed with the idea that after Luke removes dying Vader’s helmet, he puts it on and turns to the dark side.





GEORGE LUCAS

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Every Star Wars film has been released the week after George Lucas’s birthday on May 14.