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HEY KIDS, IT'S MARK HAMILL! (applause)

Better known as Luke Skywalker or The Joker, Mark Hamill was considered one of the best young talents in the 1970's. Though praised for a strong performance, he could never match the success of his most famous role. Despite being typecast, he was frequently in demand and performed in several lesser known films before turning to more to theater (not just to pay the bills, but because he preferred it), eventually getting juicy lead roles in big plays like Amadeus and The Elephant Man.

More recently, he's built on some early experience to become one of the most acclaimed voice actors in the industry. He's often found playing dynamic, outright evil villains (ironic, considering his previous typecasting as a hero), most notably The Joker as stated earlier - many consider his performance to be the definitive interpretation of the character.


As for his filmography:

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  • Adam Westing: Whenever he's cast As Himself.
  • Badass Baritone: Developed a wonderfully gravelly voice as he aged.
  • Career Resurrection: After struggling to escape the shadow of Luke Skywalker, being cast as the Joker let him find years of work as a voice actor.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck: Tries to avoid overt swearing as he knows many young children look up to Luke Skywalker.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: While one of the nicest guys there is, his Badass Baritone lends itself well to playing villains. Even Darth Bane.
  • One of Us: Unashamedly a giant nerd, particularly a Star Wars one.
  • Playing Against Type: Unlike his co-actor Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill usually portrays villains. And those villains have a habit of being horrifying. The exceptions are Master Eraqus, Luke Skywalker, and Skips the Yeti. There's also Chucky who while scary is more sympathetic than the other villains he's portrayed.
  • Troll: Admitted on Late Night with Seth Meyers that he loves trolling Star Wars fans.
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