Published on Friday, 07 June 2013 00:00
Mark Hamill, best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, was caught outside a Los Angeles recording studio rummaging through a public ashtray for stubbed out cigarette butts.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... It is a dark time for Mark Hamill. Although the Star Wars’ star is rich and famous, nicotine addiction (and possibly dementia) has driven him from the comfy recluse of his wealth to scour through public ashtrays for cigarettes.
Well, it actually was not so long ago, the incident was captured on photos on 30th May 2013, and it was in this galaxy that it happened. Mr. Luke Skywalker was found sifting through an ashtray and picking out choice cigarette butts that had tobacco still attached to it. After gathering a few carefully handpicked stubbed out cigarettes, he retreated to the luxury of his BMW where he happily puffed away on the used stubs before chucking them out of his window.
Mark Hamill then proceeded to a burger joint where he emerged after a few moments clutching a paper bag which he wolfs down in his car. After having his fill, he dumps the paper bag on the road outside his car, and drives back home to his luxurious Malibu seafront mansion.
According to the DailyMail, despite his social shortcomings, the out-of-shape Mark Hamill is still professionally in high demand. Besides doing voice-overs and appearances at fan conventions, the Luke Skywalker actor could be returning back to the big screen soon.
Mark Hamill has mentioned that he and his Star Wars co-stars are in talks of a possible Star Wars comeback after the original director, George Lucas contacted them.
The 61-year-old also revealed that Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are discussing about appearing in the latest instalment of the franchise Star Wars VII, or in spin-off films.
“They're talking to us,” Hamill told Entertainment Tonight. “George [Lucas] wanted to know whether we'd be interested. He did say that if we didn't want to do it, they wouldn't cast another actor in our parts - they would write us out.”
Comebacks or whatever... The photographic evidence is proof of how the great has fallen.
Who’s your daddy, Luke?
Fun Fact: The popular line that Darth Vadar said to Luke Skywalker has been misquoted for the longest time. It is actually “No, I am your father,” not “Luke, I am your father.”
Photo Credits: Anthony Taafe, Coleman-Rayner