Mark Hamill Gets His Star on the Walk of Fame with Help from Harrison Ford and George Lucas
The Force was with Mark Hamill on Thursday when the Star Wars icon was finally awarded his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
The actor, 66, was joined at the ceremony by his Star Wars costar Harrison Ford, along with franchise creator George Lucas.
Before his star was placed, Hamill spoke with Variety about the honor, saying, “I’d like to say it’s a dream come true, but I didn’t even dare to dream it. And you can get self-conscious about it, like, ‘Am I worthy of this?'”
Hamill is known best for playing Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy. He most recently resurrected the character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
He’s also considered by many to be the definitive Joker for his voice work as Batman’s nemesis in the animated series based on the DC superhero.
In February, Hamill confirmed the big news of his star on Twitter — while seemingly taking a shot at Donald Trump.
“Can’t say this is a dream come true because I was never foolish enough to think something like this could ever happen,” he wrote.
The actor didn’t name Trump in the tweet but referred to someone who was awarded a star for “one crappy reality show.”
“When part of me doubts I deserve such an honor, I remind myself that someone got a ‘Star’ for just one crappy reality show,” he added.
Trump was awarded a Walk of Fame star in 2007 for his role on the reality show The Apprentice.
Following the death of Hamill’s Star Wars costar Carrie Fisher, fans decorated a blank star, between those for Larry Semon and Paul Williams, with flowers, candles and the message: “Carrie Fisher May the Force Be With You Always Hope.”
Ford was awarded a star in 2003.