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The Empire Strikes Back

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

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The Empire Strikes Back Cast

Name Character
Julian Glover He was 45, now 87 years old as General Veers
Mark Hamill He was 28, now 70 years old as Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford He was 37, now 80 years old as Han Solo
Frank Oz He was 35, now 78 years old as Yoda (Voice)
Billy Dee Williams He was 43, now 85 years old as Lando Calrissian
James Earl Jones He was 49, now 91 years old as Darth Vader (voice - uncredited)
Anthony Daniels He was 34, now 76 years old as C-3PO
Treat Williams He was 28, now 70 years old as Echo Base Trooper (uncredited)
John Ratzenberger He was 33, now 75 years old as Major Derlin
Denis Lawson He was 32, now 74 years old as Wedge Antilles
Peter Mayhew He was 36, 74 years old when he died as Chewbacca
Kenny Baker He was 45, 81 years old when he died as R2-D2
Clive Revill He was 50, now 92 years old as Emperor (voice)
Alec Guinness He was 66, 86 years old when he died as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Kathryn Mullen She was 40, now 82 years old as Performing Assistant for Yoda
Michael Culver He was 41, now 84 years old as Captain Needa
Michael Sheard He was 41, 67 years old when he died as Admiral Ozzel
Christopher Malcolm He was 33, 67 years old when he died as Zev Senesca
Tom Egeland He was 20, now 63 years old as Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper
Jack Purvis He was 73, 55 years old when he died as Chief Ugnaught
Kenneth Colley He was 42, now 84 years old as Admiral Piett
David Prowse He was 44, 85 years old when he died as Darth Vader
Milton Johns He was 42, now 84 years old as Bewil
Bruce Boa He was 49, 73 years old when he died as General Carlist Rieekan
Ian Liston He was 31, now 74 years old as Wes Janson
Alan Harris He was 23, now 65 years old as Bossk / Bespin Security Guard (uncredited)
Jason Wingreen He was 59, 95 years old when he died as Boba Fett (voice - uncredited)
Mac McDonald He was 30, now 73 years old as Rebel Pilot (uncredited)
Marjorie Eaton She was 78, 84 years old when she died as Emperor (uncredited)
Tony Smart as Snowtrooper (uncredited)
Des Webb He was 45, 67 years old when he died as Snow Creature
Peter Diamond He was 40, 63 years old when he died as Snowtrooper Gunner (uncredited)
Shaun Curry He was 42, 71 years old when he died as Hoth Rebel Commander (uncredited)
Jeremy Bulloch He was 35, now 77 years old as Boba Fett
Burnell Tucker as Wyron Serper
Norman Chancer as Tamizander Rey
John Hollis He was 52, 77 years old when he died as Lando's Aide
Michael Santiago He was 35, now 77 years old as (voice, uncredited)
Bob Anderson He was 57, 89 years old when he died as Imperial Officer (uncredited)

The Empire Strikes Back Crew

Name Department
Irene Lamb as Casting. Production
Norman Reynolds as Production Design. He was 46 (now 88) years old Art
Marcia Lucas as Editor. She was 34 (now 76) years old Editing
Leigh Brackett as Screenplay. She was 64 (62) years old when She died Writing
Leslie Dilley as Art Direction. She was 39 (now 81) years old Art
John Mollo as Costume Design. He was 49 (86) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Terry Liebling as Casting. Production
Michael Ford as Set Decoration. Art
Alan Tomkins as Art Direction. He was 41 (now 83) years old Art
Tiny Nicholls as Costume Supervisor. Costume & Make-Up
Bruce Sharman as Production Supervisor. He was 50 (now 92) years old Production
Bonnie Koehler as Sound Editor. Sound
George Lucas as Editor. He was 36 (now 78) years old Editing
George Lucas as Executive Producer. He was 36 (now 78) years old Production
George Lucas as Story. He was 36 (now 78) years old Writing
Peter Suschitzky as Director of Photography. He was 38 (now 81) years old Camera
Howard G. Kazanjian as Producer. Production
Ben Burtt as Sound Designer. He was 31 (now 74) years old Sound
Robert Watts as Associate Producer. He was 56 (65) years old when He died Production
Lawrence Kasdan as Screenplay. He was 31 (now 73) years old Writing
Brian Johnson as Special Effects. He was 32 (now 74) years old Crew
Paul Hirsch as Editor. He was 34 (now 76) years old Editing
Peter Diamond as Stunt Coordinator. He was 40 (63) years old when He died Crew
Irvin Kershner as Director. He was 57 (87) years old when He died Directing
Stuart Freeborn as Makeup Artist. He was 65 (98) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Richard Edlund as Visual Effects. He was 39 (now 81) years old Visual Effects
Tony Smart as Stunts. Crew
Bob Anderson as Stunts. He was 57 (89) years old when He died Crew
Nick Maley as Makeup Artist. He was 30 (now 73) years old Costume & Make-Up
Jim Bloom as Associate Producer. Production
Barbara Ritchie as Hairdresser. Costume & Make-Up
Alan Harris as Stand In. He was 23 (now 65) years old Crew
Pamela Mann as Continuity. She was 22 (now 65) years old Directing
Harry Lange as Art Direction. He was 49 (77) years old when He died Art
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  • Release day: Tuesday, May 20, 1980
  • Runtime: 124 minutes
  • Budget: 18000000.00
  • Revenue: 538400000.00