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10 Facts About Star Wars

Updated on October 7, 2015
The original Star Wars trilogy
The original Star Wars trilogy | Source


You may have watched all 6 Star Wars movies, but you might not know the complete story behind them. Discover some interesting and surprising facts about the legendary film series by George Lucas.


The first 6 Star Wars movies
The first 6 Star Wars movies | Source

1. Yoda was based on the Dalai Lama.

Yoda and the Dalai Lama
Yoda and the Dalai Lama | Source

2. Jar Jar Binks was inspired by Goofy.

Jar Jar Binks and Goofy
Jar Jar Binks and Goofy | Source

3. Luke Skywalker was first called Luke Starkiller.

Luke Skywalker on Tatooine
Luke Skywalker on Tatooine | Source

4. Skywalker almost turned to the dark side.

Lucas considered making Luke put on Darth Vader's mask (after Anakin's death) and then become the next Vader. Fortunately, he decided against it.
Lucas considered making Luke put on Darth Vader's mask (after Anakin's death) and then become the next Vader. Fortunately, he decided against it. | Source

5. Several buildings from the Tatooine set are still standing in Tunisia.

Tatooine
Tatooine | Source

6. Return of the Jedi was first called Revenge of the Jedi.

Movie poster before the name change
Movie poster before the name change | Source

7. The Empire Strikes Back and The Shining used the same fake snow.

The Empire Strikes Back and The Shining were shot in the same studio at the same time. They both used some of the same snow.
The Empire Strikes Back and The Shining were shot in the same studio at the same time. They both used some of the same snow. | Source

8. Jabba the Hut was originally meant to be furry.

Jabba the Hut
Jabba the Hut | Source

9. Ewan Mcgregor made lightsaber noises (edited out in post-production) while shooting The Phantom Menace.

Ewan Mcgregor, behind the scenes
Ewan Mcgregor, behind the scenes | Source

10. Tupac Shakur auditioned for the role of Mace Windu.

Tupac and Samuel L. Jackson (as Mace Windu)
Tupac and Samuel L. Jackson (as Mace Windu) | Source

10 Hidden Facts

George Lucas Accepts Disney Award

Star Wars
Star Wars | Source

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      Erin Bower 

      2 years ago from Georgia

      blessedp: Thank you; I'm glad this entertained and informed you at the same time!

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      blessedp 

      2 years ago

      Interesting, I wasn't aware of those facts that you have shared. Much appreciated.

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