Tribute: Happy Birthday, Mark Hamill!

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Today is Mark Hamill’s 69th birthday! To celebrate the man who brought Star Wars‘ Luke Skywalker and so many other unforgettable characters to life, fans have been taking to social media to wish the actor a very happy day!

The official Star Wars account wrote, “Join us in wishing the legendary @HamillHimself a very happy birthday!”

Here are some of the replies that caught our eye:

@SWBFExpress said “happy birthday KING”

@raidonbungeling replied, “Luke Skywalker is my childhood. Everything else he did is a bonus. Probably my favorite actor/voice actor/celebrity. Such a kind soul. Happy birthday to the legend @HamillHimself! #HappyBirthdayMarkHamill”

@blackeyedchip said to Hamill, “This film and you changed my whole life back in 77.. Thank you from that 6 year old boy who had his whole mind opened up to the wonder that is Star Wars.. Happy Birthday”

@_pakled said “Happy birthday Mark. You played a hero in the most iconic movie franchise of all time. But you ARE a hero in real life. My husband is celebrating your day by wearing his new underwear today, yes, featuring you. Wishing you many many more.”

@GoodGuyGaleone said “Thank you for my childhood Mr @HamillHimself. Growing up isolated in hospital, I had no heroes for 10yrs. Until yourself, Carrie and Harrison. I thank you all for getting me through my hell. I personally though, thank you. You showed me how to be strong. Happy Birthday.”

Mark Hamill introduced the world to the Star Wars Universe alongside Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, James Earl Jones, and Alec Guinness in 1977. He would work to restore balance to the Force as Luke Skywalker in A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. 

While he would go on to play other voiceover roles such a the Joker, he was forever known as Luke Skywalker. He would return to the role for The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker. 

What is your favorite Mark Hamill memory? Let us know in the comments!

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