“Star Wars” Legend Mark Hamill Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mark Hamill Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mark Hamill joined Hollywood royalty on Thursday afternoon (March 8), when he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 66-year-old, best known for the role of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, was given the 2,630th star along the historic boulevard. And, during the ceremony, was joined by Star Wars creator George Lucas and Harrison Ford, both of whom congratulated him on the historic moment in his life.

“When thinking about today, I was really sorry we don’t have the other member of our trio to celebrate with us, but I feel her presence,” Ford said, referencing the late Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia and passed award in December 2016.

“Mark Hamill is a character that can’t be written,” said Lucas. “He is extremity enthusiastic about everything he does, and that is exactly what I was looking for when I cast Luke Skywalker.”

Hamill would go on to thank all the Star Wars and Batman fans (he also is the Joker on the animated series and in video games). “It’s hard to convey my gratitude, my joy and the exhilaration,” he. “I haven’t been speechless since Force Awakens.”