More than 40 years after the 1977 classic Star Wars made an aspiring young actor named Mark Hamill a household name, the Star Wars icon is finally getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Earlier today, Hamill was honored with the 2,630th star, directly in front of the Disney-owned El Capitan Theatre, with special guests such as Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Billie Lourd, Kelly Marie Tran and even R2-D2 stopping by. In case you couldn't make it to Hollywood Boulevard today, we have a full video of the ceremony below, along with another humorous video from Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Last night, just hours before his Walk of Fame star ceremony, Mark Hamill appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, in a segment where the actor was just outside of Kimmel's studio on Hollywood Boulevard, just a few blocks from where his actual star was to be unveiled. Hamill was seen with a jackhammer, tearing up Jimmy Kimmel's own star on the Walk of Fame, stating he was picking out his perfect spot for his star, suggesting that Kimmel put his star in front of the Hooters on Hollywood Boulevard. The humorous sketch ends when Kimmel tells Hamill that President Donald Trump has his own star on the Walk of Fame just across the street, which causes Hamill to run off camera.
As for the actual star ceremony, the festivities were presided over by Leron Gubler, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, who was flanked by two Stormtroopers. Gubler revealed that this was the biggest crowd they have ever had for one of these ceremonies, although with stars like Harrison Ford and George Lucas in tow, that's not too surprising. Star Trek icon William Shtaner was a no show though after delivering Hamill an epic burn on Twitter.
The ceremony opened with Gubler speaking about Hamill's career, his early roles including his theatrical work at Los Angeles City College, along with his TV work before Star Wars, and his voiceover work. The first person to honor Hamill on stage was George Lucas, who had this to say about the iconic actor.