27 Mind-Blowing TRUE Star Wars Behind The Scenes Stories

Every film has its share of nutty behind-the-scenes stories. But when you have a series as grand as the Star Wars saga, the crazy story factor gets dialed up to 11.

To help illustrate this we teamed up with the Han Solo to our Chewbacca, AuntieMeme, to present some of the craziest goings-on that occurred while filming one of the greatest film series in the history of cinema.

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Yoda the little green Jedi master puppet might seem bizarre. But he was almost a lot weirder. George Lucas originally intended Yoda to be played by a

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Alec Guinness hated Obi-Wan Kenobi. K Seriously. He wanted him dead. Guinness called the movies banal and 'mumbo-jumbo, and would throw out Star V

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The trash in the trash compactor scene was deftinitely authentic. The smell was So bad Mark Hamill burst a blood vessel in his face, holding his breat

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George Lucas turned Harrison Ford into a household name Yet Ford isn't a fan of Lucas. On the script for Star Wars, Harrison Ford quipped, George, yo

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Think Leia's slave gil costume was sexy? You have no idea. According to Carrie Fisher, the gold bikini was hard plastic that didn't move with her body

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The Meridian Trench was where Luke made his final attack run on the Death Star. It only existed because the model maker was lazy. The material used by

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Return of the Jedi used models for distant shots of X-wing fighters. STAR WNARS THE AUTIHENTIC LUKE SKYWALKER X-WING FIGHTER mpe And at least one was

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The Stormtrooper helmets looked gritty and battle-worno aaicarr And that's because they were crap. The task of creating the original helmets fell to a

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Ewoks look like short, furry little bears. But they didn't always. Early concept drawings show Ewoks as tall and bird-like with ridiculously long legs

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Qui-Gon Jinn's communicator was called a Hush-98 Comlink. In our galaxy, it's called a Gillette Sensor-Excel for Women. Which explains why his beard w

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Return of the Jedi had an incredibly satisfying ending. It didn't start out that way. In the first draft of the screenplay, Han Solo died while trying

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You probably know Kenny Baker played R2-D2. But did you know he also played an Ewok? In fact, he was the original choice to play Wicket, Leia's young

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Being a cast member In Star Wars is Like being part of a family. Literally, for Ewan MacGregor. MacGregor, whO played young Obi-Wan, is Denis Lawson's

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Star Wars used a model for distance shots of Luke's landspeeder. That model used Steve Austin dolls for Luke and Ben. Effects wizard Lorne Peterson dr

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When Han Solo was frozen in carbonite, Et was heart-wrenching. Moreso than people realized. Harrison Ford was bored with playing Han Solo and wasn't s

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Vader's I am your father line was a shock to everyone. Including the Star Wars cast. On the set, actor David Prowse said Obi-wan killed your father.

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Playing Anakin Skwwalker changed Jake Lloyd's life. And not in a good way. His turn as the adorable future Vader earned him widespread scorn- not just

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Luke's face sure took a beating, in Empire Some of those scars were real Just before the end of the filming of Star Wars: A New Hope, Mark Hamill was

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No matter who shot first, you probably assumed Greedo was male Part of the time, he wasn't. Paul Blake played Greedo in the shots that feature both Gr

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The cockpit of the Millennium Falcon.. Is based on the cockpit of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress. George Lucas watched hours of World War ll footage to s

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Grand Moff Tarkin was a cruel, angry man Maybe it's because His feet hurt. The wardrobe department supplied Peter Cushing with boots that were too sma

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You might think of Chewbacca as some sort of space gorilla. He's actually based on a dog. Specifically, Chewie is based on George Lucas' Malamute, Ind

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Queen Amidala wore the finery of a Naboo queenb Or a Mongolian noblewoman. The photo on the right is from a 1921 issue of NationalGeographic. CRACKEDC

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The Millennium Falcon's round shape makes It stand out. It was inspired by a burger. Model builders had originally created a Falcon that looked too si

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