'Star Wars' Icon Mark Hamill Finally Receives a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
That was finally rectified this past week, when Hamill was awarded his own star in Hollywood after the announcement was first made last year. You can see some official video from that big ceremony below, which was attended by all manner of folks involved in the galaxy far, far away, including Ford, George Lucas, Billie Lourd (a Resistance member and also the daughter of the late Carrie Fisher), and Kelly Marie Train (Rose from The Last Jedi).
And of course, there was also an R2-D2 unit that was wandering around.
Star Wars (@starwars) March 8, 2018
The day @HamillHimself received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be a day long remembered. Check out images from the ceremony on https://t.co/mVXi17I07U. https://t.co/Z49zvG7dhz pic.twitter.com/afjLZ1DQgp— Star Wars (@starwars) March 10, 2018
In a speech, Harrison Ford reflected on how sad it was that the third member of their famous trio, Carrie Fisher, was no longer with them, although he said her presence was felt. Similar sentiments were echoed in other speeches, and her absence was notable at such a major Star Wars ceremony even if her daughter was present.
But to avoid making the celebrations too gloomy, Ford also joked that many more people showed up at his Walk of Fame unveiling ceremony.
Here is a picture of Harrison Ford hugging Mark Hamill. pic.twitter.com/V9jSHoqlvo— Brandon Bird (@Brandon_Bird) March 9, 2018
The list of Star Wars actors with their own stars is slim, and in many cases, they became famous doing something other than Star Wars. Besides Hamill and Ford, the only other Star Wars actors on the Hollywood Walk of Fame are Billy Dee Williams and Alec Guinness from the original films, Samuel L. Jackson from the prequels, and Forest Whitaker from Rogue One.
It's likely not a coincidence that the ceremony is timed just before the digital release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on March 13, 2018, with the Blu-ray (and all the special features and deleted scenes that can fit on a physical disc) coming out a couple weeks later on March 27, 2018.