'Bring me teenagers with attitude' probably isn't the best recruiting mission statement
We just assume that the moment a Batman or a Rambo were dreamed up, the writer knew he had a world-changing icon on his hands. Turns out we here at Cracked have a little more faith and foresight than the creators of these characters.
It turns out some of Hollywood's most grossly unrealistic characters were based on real people.
But Hamill's post-'Star Wars' life has been wildly-successful compared to some of the other greats who suffered the same fate. Here are five men who were integral to the 'Star Wars' franchise but whose careers outside the trilogy were almost almost as sad as Hamill's: