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Ji'dai
09-18-2004, 11:42 PM
It's hard to imagine any other actors playing the Star Wars characters we've grown to love, but what about the other movies they've made? Do you have any favorite films with the stars of Star Wars?

'Course, this could be a very short list for obvious reasons :D With the exception of that Han Solo fella, Harrison-something-or-other, none of the actors really have made it big. But here is my list:

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker): I did see his stinker Corvette Summer and Time Runner, but he's probably best known for his voice work in animated series like Batman. He does a great Joker.

Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia): One of my favorite films is The 'Burbs, a comedy about surburbia and the strange new family that moves in next door. Carrie plays Tom Hanks' surburban housewife in the film, and she still exudes a shapely sexy MILF-like goodness.

John Ratzenberger (Hoth's Major Derlin): Who? I always watched "Cheers" every week with Cliff Clavin and the gang. Ratzenberger is known now for his voice work in cool films like Toy Story and A Bug's Life.

Christopher Lee (Count Dooku): I've never seen any of Lee's (or Peter Cushing's) horror films, but who could've been a better Saruman the White? The LOTR trilogy is fantastic stuff.

Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi): I've seen Bridge on the River Kwai a couple of times. A good show, but it's not one I watch regularly.

Natalie Portman (Padme Amidala): Where the Heart Is is a watchable film. Well worth the time to see this beautiful actress again (along with co-star Ashley Judd).

Ewan MacGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi): Moulin Rouge was such an offbeat film. I didn't want to watch it, but yet I could not look away. It was also worth seeing Kylie Minogue as the Green Fairy.

Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jinn): I've never seen Schindler's List... but The Haunting was passable if only for the lovely Catherine Zeta Jones. Gangs of New York was very interesting, although Neeson has only a small role.

Ian McDiarmid (Palpatine): Played a small role in Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow. Hated it at first, but this film has grown on me over the years.

Keira Knightley (Sabe): "Ye best be believin' in ghost stories, Miss Turner, ye be in one." Pirates of the Caribbean, 'nuff said.

Harrison Ford (Han Solo): Had to check IMDb for this unknown.. man what has he done since Star Wars?! Let's see... Indiana Jones & Blade Runner. Also good in Presumed Innocent, The Fugitive (Tommy Lee steals the film), and the supernatural thriller What Lies Beneath.

Kidhuman
09-18-2004, 11:57 PM
Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker): Dont think I ever saw a movie with him in it besides SW. Gotta go with the Joker on Batman

Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia): SOapdish is funny, so is the BUrbs

John Ratzenberger (Hoth's Major Derlin): CHeers

Christopher Lee (Count Dooku):LOTR movies.

Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi): Same as Hamill

Natalie Portman (Padme Amidala):The Professional

Ewan MacGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi): Big Fish

Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jinn): Gangs of New York, Love Actually

Ian McDiarmid (Palpatine): Played a small role in Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow. Hated it at first, but this film has grown on me over the years.

Keira Knightley (Sabe): Pirates of the Caribbean

Harrison Ford (Han Solo): Indiana Jones, Blade Runner. The Fugitive, Tom Clancy movies.

mrpauldeeds
09-19-2004, 02:18 AM
Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker): Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back

Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia): DITTO, about the only good things they've done since STAR WARS

Christopher Lee (Count Dooku): LOTR

Natalie Portman (Padme Amidala):Garden State, she was excellent in this film, if you havent seen it, go, you will be surpirsed on how good she is.

Ewan MacGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi): Moulin Rouge, Big Fish

Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jinn): Schindler's List

Keira Knightley (Sabe): Bend it like Beckem.....AHAHH nooo i hated that, but its gotta be Pirates ARRG

Harrison Ford (Han Solo): Indiana Jones, hands down

2-1B
09-19-2004, 10:51 AM
Hayden C - Life as a House, Shattered Glass, Virgin Suicides

Harrison F - Indiana Jones, Regarding Henry (:D), any chase movie like Frantic or anything else. :crazed:

Mark H - uhhhh, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Carrie F - The Blues Brothers, Austin Powers, Scream 3

Natalie P - The Professional, Heat, and probably that new movie coming out (Closer) where she plays a stripper :D

Liam N - Rob Roy, Schindler's List

Ewan M - Moulin Rouge! , Big Fish

Ji'dai
09-19-2004, 04:55 PM
Natalie Portman was also the First Daughter in Tim Burtons' Mars Attacks! Campy craptacular send up of 50's sci-fi films. It has it's charms.

Exhaust Port
09-19-2004, 09:13 PM
Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker):I would go with him playing himself on the Simpsons. "Luke be a Jedi tonight, Luke be a Jedi Tonight" :D

Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia): Blues Brothers

John Ratzenberger (Hoth's Major Derlin): Cheers

Christopher Lee (Count Dooku):LOTR movies.

Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi): Bridge over the River Kwai or TV's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Natalie Portman (Padme Amidala):The Professional

Ewan MacGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi): Big Fish

Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jinn): Shindler's List

Ian McDiarmid (Palpatine): Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Keira Knightley (Sabe): Pirates of the Caribbean

Harrison Ford (Han Solo): Indiana Jones and Blade Runner

El Chuxter
09-20-2004, 02:28 PM
Great idea for a thread! :D

Mark Hamill:
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is the best comic book film ever, and Mark Hamill is the Joker. I also loved his self-parodying turns in Comic Book: The Movie and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

Harrison Ford:
Out of all the great movies he's done, I think Raiders of the Lost Ark is still my favorite non-SW flick.

Carrie Fisher:
The Blues Brother. No question about it.

Anthony Daniels:
I can't even think of any movies with him, sadly enough.

Kenny Baker:
I'm sure I've seen him in other movies, but none come directly to mind.

James Earl Jones:
Although he's a great actor, I think his second best role is another voice-over: Mufasa from The Lion King. Great movie.

Sir Alec Guiness:
I'm embarassed to admit I don't believe I've seen him in anything else, at least not any movie that I've seen all of.

Peter Cushing:
Here comes the flak, but I loved Top Secret.

Frank Oz:
Fozzie Bear in The Muppets Take Manhattan. Or any of the other Muppet movies. I just happen to like TMTM best of the bunch because of Janis' line: "I don't care if it is artistic, I don't take my clothes off for noooooobody!" Okay, that wasn't Frank, but it makes me laugh.

Billy Dee Williams:
Billy Dee was a million times better as Harvey Dent in Batman than Tommy Lee Jones ever dreamed of being.

Ian McDiarmid:
Sleepy Hollow, though I saw Dragonslayer years and years ago and remember liking it, too.

John Ratzenberger:
Definitely Yeti in Monsters Inc.

Warwick Davis:
Willow. Most other stuff I've seen him in kinda sucks.

Wilfred Brimley:
I believe he's been in quite a few porno flicks, right? :crazed:

Bea Arthur:
I think she starred with Wilfred. :eek:

Jake Lloyd:
Jingle All the Way was good, but I can't think of anything else with him.

Liam Neeson:
Schindler's List or Darkman (how's that for a combo?).

Ewan McGregor:
Big Fish by a long shot.

Natalie Portman:
Probably Heat, though I've never seen The Professional.

Kiera Knightley:
Avast! :Pirate:s of the Caribbean!

Samuel L Jackson:
Jurassic Park, though his role was a smaller one.

Terrence Stamp:
Something I saw years ago; I can't think of the title of it. All I can remember is this one line:
KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!!

Ahmed Best:
Has he been in anything else? No? Okay, we'll move on.

Ray Park:
X-Men. He wasn't an especially accurate Toad, but a great flick.

Hayden Christiansen:
Haven't seen any of his other stuff.

Christopher Lee:
I would say Gremlins 2, but it sucked, so The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Temeura Morrison:
Say what you will, but The Island of Doctor Moreau ruled!

Exhaust Port
09-20-2004, 02:56 PM
Great additions to the list El Chuxter. I butchered it here to had my fav's for a few of the actors, hope you don't mind.


Kenny Baker:
I'm sure I've seen him in other movies, but none come directly to mind.

Time Bandits! "Hello, I'm Hood." :D Spoken by John Cleese.


James Earl Jones:
Although he's a great actor, I think his second best role is another voice-over: Mufasa from The Lion King. Great movie.

Conan the Barbarian or The Sandlot


Peter Cushing:
Here comes the flak, but I loved Top Secret.

I'm right there with you, Top Secret rules!! or should I say "!!selur terceS poT ,uoy htiw ereht thgir m'I" :D


Billy Dee Williams:
Billy Dee was a million times better as Harvey Dent in Batman than Tommy Lee Jones ever dreamed of being.

I liked him as the Colt 45 spokesman. "Colt 45, works everytime." :D


Warwick Davis:
Willow. Most other stuff I've seen him in kinda sucks.

I really liked him in Willow as well as Val Kilmer (see Top Secret). :)


Samuel L Jackson:
Jurassic Park, though his role was a smaller one.

I liked him in Die Hard 3.

Mandalorian Candidat
09-20-2004, 02:57 PM
Temeura Morrison:
Say what you will, but The Island of Doctor Moreau ruled!

He was also the first mate in Speed 2. But seeing how many people actually saw that movie, it's probably a well-kept secret.

bobafett07728
09-20-2004, 04:29 PM
I figured I'd take a stab at this as well. Here are the fav's that I can think of:

Carrie Fisher: Blues Brothers, Austin Powers
Harrison Ford: not even worth mentioning them all.
James Earl Jones: Field of Dreams (c'mon people!!!!!), Coming to America
Frank Oz: Trading Places
Christopher Lee: The Man with the Golden Gun (I can't belive no one has mentioned this!!!!)
Kiera Knightly: Pirates of the Carribean
Samuel L. Jackson: similar to Ford, but I have to mention Coming to America. . . possibly the best movie with more than one SW actor in it!!!!!!

That's probably another good question, how many movies are there with more than one SW actor in them. There are probably some English movies, but I don't know of any.

Wasn't the guy who played Ric Olie in Amistad? I saw it once, and seem to remember him being in it.
I'm probably missing a ton, but I just can't remember them now, and I didn't want to repeat too many of the ones listed (Ewan, Liam, Natalie. . . no favorites really.)

bobafett07728
09-20-2004, 04:33 PM
Damn. . . right as I posted I remembered that the guy who played General Veers was in an Indiana Jones movie (Last Crusade I believe.) That'll probably give Coming to America a run for its money for best with more than one actor. . . but its not as funny lol lol lol lol

Ji'dai
09-21-2004, 08:54 PM
James Earl Jones:
Although he's a great actor, I think his second best role is another voice-over: Mufasa from The Lion King. Great movie.I liked Field of Dreams. He's done a lot of voice work on The Simpsons over the years too.


Billy Dee Williams:
Billy Dee was a million times better as Harvey Dent in Batman than Tommy Lee Jones ever dreamed of being.The first Batman was good, but like Exhaust Port I only remember seeing Billy Dee in beer commercials.


Samuel L Jackson:
Jurassic Park, though his role was a smaller one.
How could I forget Sam Jackson? I loved Jurassic Park, but Sam was the man in Pulp Fiction.


Terrence Stamp:
Something I saw years ago; I can't think of the title of it. All I can remember is this one line:
KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!!

Whoa, I didn't realize he was General Zod! I was gonna mention him but the only thing I've seen him in recently was The Haunted Mansion with Eddie Murphy.


Ray Park:
X-Men. He wasn't an especially accurate Toad, but a great flick.
Yep, both X-Men films are great entertainment. Didn't care for Park's character though.


Damn. . . right as I posted I remembered that the guy who played General Veers was in an Indiana Jones movie (Last Crusade I believeOh yeah, he was "Donovan" in the Last Crusade. That reminds me that Dan Akroyd was in Temple of Doom. He was the British liasion officer at the Chinese airport.

Rocketboy
09-22-2004, 12:05 AM
Natalie Portman - Graden State, Leon (The Professional)
Harrison Ford - Indiana Jones series, Air Force One, The Fugitive
Samuel L. Jackson - Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, Rules of Engagement, Shaft, Unbreakable, Formula 51, Changing Lanes, S.W.A.T. - Sam Jackson just can make any movie better (or at least watchable)
Ewan McGregor - Big Fish, Black Hawk Down, Trainspotting
Hayden Christensen - Life as a House, Shattered Glass
Liam Neeson - Schindler's List
Mark Hamill - Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Batman (tv series)
Carrie Fisher - Wonderland, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Austin Powers
Keira Knightley - Pirates of the Caribbean

2-1B
09-23-2004, 12:35 AM
Oh wow, how could I forget to add

James Earl Jones in Matewan w/ Academy Award winner Chris Cooper

and

Billy Dee Williams in Nighthawks w/ Acadamey Award winner Sylvester Stallone

Also, Ric Olie in Wayne's World 2. "Excellent." :D

James Boba Fettfield
09-23-2004, 11:28 AM
Mark Hamill: all of his work with the Batman cartoons
Harrison Ford: Indy Jones, What Lies Beneath, The Fugitive, Blade Runner, Witness
Peter Cushing: Tales From The Crypt (why is there not more mention of this role?! He played in one of the best segments of that film!)
James Earl Jones: The Exorcist 2! Come on that...I'm sorry, that movie sucked and his part in it was odd. Experimenting on bugs and all of that...
Billy Dee: Undercover Brother, Batman, Chiefs (which needs to be put on DVD!)
Liam Neeson: Schindler's List, Love Actually (seriously, I liked this film), Darkman
Ewan McGregor: Big Fish, Black Hawk Down
Hayden Christensen: Life as a House
Christopher Lee: The Odyssey, Shaka Zulu, The Wicker Man (finally saw this, very good film), The Man with the Golden Gun
Sam Jackson: Unbreakable, Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, Jurassic Park ("hold on to your butts"), Exorcist 3 (ok, maybe it wasn't a big part, but those few second in the heaven dream sequence were good...and so was Fabio's appearance :D )

That's all I can think of.

Kidhuman
09-23-2004, 01:23 PM
JEJ: Field of Dreams, Lion King,

Terrence STamp: Of Course SUperman 2, Young Guns

Sammy Jackson: Pulp FIction, A Time to Kill, Jungle Fever.

evenflow
09-25-2004, 11:08 AM
Mark Hammil - Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Carrie Fisher - Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Harrison Ford - Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade
Christopher Lee - LOTR

Ji'dai
10-01-2004, 06:50 PM
Samuel L. Jackson is also the organ grinder in Kill Bill, Vol. 2. The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad popped a cap in his arse though.

Jon
10-03-2004, 07:52 PM
Don't forget Ian McDiarmid in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

As far as 2 Star Wars actors in the same movie:

Love Actually with Keira Knightley & Liam Neeson

Patriot Games & Clear and Present Danger: JEJ & Harrison Ford

BanthaPoodoo
10-04-2004, 12:50 PM
Sam Jackson is definitely a great addition to any movie. The Negotiater, A Time To Kill, Pulp Fiction... too many to name.

Found out that Warwick Davis was also in these films: All 3 Harry Potter Films!!

Jon
10-04-2004, 07:13 PM
I just saw Garden State last night and Natalie Portman was fantastic. I walked out of the theatre saying to my wife that Natalie is capableof so much and I feel like she's being wasted in the prequel trilogy. She was awesome in this movie.

Rocketboy
10-04-2004, 09:59 PM
I just saw Garden State last night and Natalie Portman was fantastic. I walked out of the theatre saying to my wife that Natalie is capableof so much and I feel like she's being wasted in the prequel trilogy. She was awesome in this movie.
Agreed 100%.
Just watching her performance in Leon (The Professional) is proof enough that the girl can be outstanding.

It seems that every decent actors talents aren't used to their full potential in the Star Wars movies.
Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L Jackson, and Harrison Ford are all amazing actors that don't quite get a chance to shine in the Star Wars movies. Well, Harrison is pretty good as Han, but he's not as good as he can be.