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Peter Mayhew
May 19, 1944 -
Nationality: British
Category: Actor
Subcategory: British Actor

After my own for instance, my favourite is Princess Leia.


It was amazing that during rehearsals, without any of the costume on, the character was there complete. It just happened. Half the time, I didn't know I was doing it.


I think that Star Wars revolutionized not only sci-fi movies, but also the entire industry in the way that things are done.


I think the things I wanted answered have been answered by people in the know that we can't talk about, so I'm perfectly happy with how Chewie came to be where he is and what is going on in Episode III.


They asked if I was interested in a role as a large alien in a movie.


A whole new generation is looking at the videos, and going to the video shop and buying the re-release of the complete trilogy, which you can buy at a reasonable price.


When you've got eight or nine or ten cables running around with someone trying to operate them, it's too much.


When you consider that you're a character that doesn't speak, but you've still got to react to the other actors, you've got to make a noise of some kind.


George Lucas puts those types of characters in for the kids. Same with Jar Jar.


Richard Marquand, on Jedi, was very much an actor's director.


But, apart from that, there was very little on underneath the suit.


With my mask, I controlled all of the mouth movements with my own mouth.


I really enjoyed the last scene at the Ewok celebration after the battle.


After a while, the character sort of took over.


George has only got to ring me. His imagination is so wonderful, I'd do any character he might create.


This has been the best thing that ever happened to me.


With Star Wars fans, there's so much enthusiasm, and it's a completely different generation now.


I think the main thing was that the character couldn't speak in regular language, so he had to be mimed.


Never having played Chess before, it was most interesting to be playing the game with no pieces in front of me. But I still knew how to stroke my hair when I won.


I can go out in public without being recognized. If I want to be recognized in public, it will happen.


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