Mark Hamill finally honoured with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mark Hamill and his star.
Mark Hamill and his star. Photo credit: Reuters

Star Wars legend Mark Hamill has finally been honoured with a star in a galaxy that isn't far, far away, but rather this one.

The actor known to most fans as Luke Skywalker has unveiled his name on the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame, accompanied by Star Wars alumni Harrison Ford, Billie Lourd, Kelly Marie Tran, R2-D2 and George Lucas. 

In Lucas' speech, he called Hamill "a character that can't be written". 

"He is extremely enthusiastic about everything that he does, and that's exactly what I was looking for when I was looking for Luke Skywalker."

Ford, the actor who portrays Han Solo, took the opportunity to remember a missing member of the gang. 

"When thinking about today, I was really sorry that we don't have the other member of our trio here to celebrate with us," he said, referring to Carrie Fisher, who died unexpectedly last year.

"But I feel her presence."

Ford, who received his own star in 2003, also poked fun at the turnout for Hamill's big day.

"There were a lot more people that showed up for my star," he cracked. "A lot more."

Hamill kept his own speech short, joking about his small role in Episode VII of the mega-franchise.

"These will be brief remarks because words truly fail me," Hamill said.

"It's hard to convey my gratitude, my joy, the exhilaration of being recognised this way. I haven't been this speechless since The Force Awakens.

"If it weren't for the public, I'd be nowhere. From Jedi to Joker and back again, it's been a fantastic ride. Thank you so much and may the Force be with each and every one of you".

Hamill's star is number 2,360 star on the famed strip.

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