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Mark Hamill Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

09 March 2018

The Force was with Mark Hamill as he received his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Thursday.

Mark plays Luke Skywalker in the long-running franchise although the outcome of his character's decisions in the most recent movie, The Last Jedi, upset many fans.

Ford went next, saying that more people showed up for Mark than they did for his star ceremony in 2003, "a lot more".

Lucas also weighs in, praising the actor for his enthusiasm that was the quality he was looking for in Luke Skywalker.

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The announcement was made last year, but when the March 8 date was revealed this February, Hamill took to Twitter to thank his fans and all those who have supported him over the years.

He added: 'It surprises me, but, look, you can't please everybody.

"I'm very proud of Mark for getting his star", Lucas tells the crowd in his speech. In fact, I remember when George Lucas first asked me to come back, I said, 'OK, but I have two provisions.

Hamill, who is also known for his work as the voice of the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series and other Batman projects, expressed his gratitude for the Walk of Fame star.

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Helping to unveil the star will be guest speakers Harrison Ford and George Lucas. "So whatever fates led me to his doorstep, he changed my life in a way that still reverberates today".

"You are with me through thick and thin and the highs and the lows and everywhere in between", Hamill says.

"From Jedi to Joker and back again, it has been a fantastic ride, thank you so much and may the Force be with each and every one of you". I was looking for somebody who had grown up on a farm in the middle of nowhere, very naive about what was going on in the world, young, but enthusiastic.

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Mark Hamill Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame