Star Wars 45 years old

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Star Wars

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

Credits

Star Wars Cast

Name Character
Mark Hamill He was 45, now 70 years old as Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford He was 54, now 79 years old as Han Solo
Joe Johnston He was 46, now 72 years old as Death Star Trooper (uncredited)
James Earl Jones He was 66, now 91 years old as Darth Vader (voice)
Steve 'Spaz' Williams as Mos Eisley Citizen (special edition) (uncredited)
Anthony Daniels He was 50, now 76 years old as C-3PO
Peter Cushing He was 83, 81 years old when he died as Grand Moff Tarkin
Rick McCallum He was 46, now 71 years old as Stormtrooper (special edition) (uncredited)
Phil Tippett He was 46, now 71 years old as Cantina Alien (uncredited)
Denis Lawson He was 49, now 74 years old as Red Two (Wedge Antilles)
Shane Rimmer He was 67, 89 years old when he died as InCom Engineer (uncredited)
Peter Mayhew He was 52, 74 years old when he died as Chewbacca
Kenny Baker He was 62, 81 years old when he died as R2-D2
Alec Guinness He was 82, 86 years old when he died as Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi
Eddie Byrne He was 86, 70 years old when he died as General Willard
Shelagh Fraser She was 76, 79 years old when she died as Aunt Beru
Leslie Schofield She was 58, now 83 years old as Commander #1
Harry Fielder He was 37, now 82 years old as Death Star Trooper (uncredited)
Don Henderson He was 64, 64 years old when he died as General Taggi
Malcolm Tierney He was 58, 75 years old when he died as Lt. Shann Childsen (uncredited)
George Roubicek He was 61, now 87 years old as Cmdr. Praji (Imperial Officer #2 on rebel ship) (uncredited)
William Hootkins He was 48, 57 years old when he died as Red Six (Porkins)
Colin Higgins He was 55, 47 years old when he died as Rebel Pilot, Col. Takbright (uncredited)
Jack Purvis He was 90, 55 years old when he died as Chief Jawa
Drewe Henley He was 57, now 82 years old as Red Leader
David Prowse He was 61, 85 years old when he died as Darth Vader (performer)
Alex McCrindle He was 65, 78 years old when he died as General Dodonna
Scott Beach He was 66, 65 years old when he died as Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
Paul Blake He was 29, now 74 years old as Greedo (uncredited)
Phil Brown He was 37, 46 years old when he died as Uncle Owen
Jack Klaff He was 45, now 70 years old as Red Four (John "D")
Richard LeParmentier He was 50, 66 years old when he died as General Motti
Maria De Aragon as Greedo (uncredited)
Graham Ashley as Gold Five
Morgan Upton He was 66, 61 years old when he died as Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
Alan Harris He was 20, now 65 years old as Leia's Rebel Escort (uncredited)
Jeremy Sinden He was 46, 45 years old when he died as Gold Two
Peter Sumner He was 55, 74 years old when he died as Lt. Pol Treidum (uncredited)
Angus MacInnes He was 49, now 74 years old as Gold Leader
Al Lampert as Daine Jir (uncredited)
Linda Jones She was 32, 27 years old when she died as Chall Bekan (uncredited)
Joe Kaye as Solomohal (uncredited)
Tom Sylla as Massassi Outpost Announcer / Various Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Garrick Hagon He was 57, now 82 years old as Red Three (Biggs Darklighter)
Barry Copping as Wioslea (uncredited)
Anthony Lang as BoShek (uncredited)
Jerry Walter as Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Weston He was 55, 70 years old when he died as Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Burnell Tucker as Del Goren (uncredited)
Rusty Goffe He was 28, now 73 years old as Kabe / Jawa / GONK Droid (uncredited)
Larry Ward He was 72, 60 years old when he died as Greedo (voice) (uncredited)
Peter Diamond He was 56, 63 years old when he died as Stormtrooper / Tusken Raider / Death Star Trooper / Garouf Lafoe (uncredited)

Star Wars Crew

Name Department
Irene Lamb as Casting. Production
Norman Reynolds as Art Direction. He was 62 (now 88) years old Art
Gordon Davidson as Sound Editor. He was 82 (83) years old when He died Sound
Marcia Lucas as Editor. She was 51 (now 76) years old Editing
Richard Portman as Sound Re-Recording Mixer. He was 62 (82) years old when He died Sound
Leslie Dilley as Art Direction. She was 56 (now 81) years old Art
John Mollo as Costume Design. He was 65 (86) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Bruce Sharman as Production Manager. He was 67 (now 92) years old Production
Don MacDougall as Sound Re-Recording Mixer. He was 2 (now 22) years old Sound
George Lucas as Director. He was 52 (now 78) years old Directing
George Lucas as Executive Producer. He was 52 (now 78) years old Production
George Lucas as Writer. He was 52 (now 78) years old Writing
Ben Burtt as Sound Designer. He was 48 (now 73) years old Sound
Robert Watts as Production Supervisor. He was 73 (65) years old when He died Production
Vic Ramos as Casting. He was 66 (77) years old when He died Production
Roger Christian as Set Decoration. He was 52 (now 78) years old Art
Richard Chew as Editor. He was 56 (now 82) years old Editing
Paul Hirsch as Editor. He was 51 (now 76) years old Editing
Stuart Freeborn as Makeup Supervisor. He was 82 (98) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Gary Rizzo as Sound Mix Technician. He was 25 (now 50) years old Sound
John Barry as Production Design. He was 43 (77) years old when He died Art
Gene Corso as Sound Editor. He was 45 (64) years old when He died Sound
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Star Wars (45 years)

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

  • Release day: Wednesday, May 25, 1977
  • Runtime: 121 minutes
  • Budget: 11000000.00
  • Revenue: 775398007.00