50 Mark Hamill Quotes About Acting & Life

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Mark Hamill is an American actor, producer, writer, and director. He is best known for playing ‘Luke Skywalker’ in the ‘Star Wars’ film series, winning three ‘Saturn Awards’ for the role.

Other than the role of ‘Luke Skywalker’. He is a voice actor who has portrayed characters in several animated television series, films, and video games.

We’ve put together this collection of the best Mark Hamill quotes:


50 Mark Hamill Quotes About Acting & Life

1. “I always think a day when you never get out of your pajamas is a win.” – Mark Hamill

2. “I can’t tell you how much we laughed on the set to have Alec Guinness in a scene with a big, furry dog that’s flying a space ship.” – Mark Hamill

3. “Acting in ‘Star Wars’ I felt like a raisin in a giant fruit salad, and I didn’t even know who the cantaloupes were.” – Mark Hamill

4. “This is the new generation, where I’m not the protagonist anymore. And that’s fine because I love having other people do all the heavy lifting.” – Mark Hamill

5. “Character roles only indicate that they’re very different from who you are as a person, and for me, it’s fun hiding behind characters that are so unlike who I am.” – Mark Hamill

6. “I have failed ‘Star Wars‘ trivia tests. People come up to me at conventions and use terms that I’ve never heard of.” – Mark Hamill

7. “Nobody knew I was on Broadway unless they were living in the tri-state area.” – Mark Hamill

8. “It is dark in a way I did not think about, but I embrace being the more Obi-Wan like character because that’s the natural progression of life.” – Mark Hamill

9. “I’ve always loved Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness movies.” – Mark Hamill


10th of 50 Mark Hamill Quotes

10. “So much of life is what you roll and where you land.” – Mark Hamill


11. “I would have been perfectly content living out my final years being a character actor and voice actor.” – Mark Hamill

12. “I did predict that this thing was going to be bigger than ‘Planet of the Apes,’ and that’s a quote.” – Mark Hamill

13. “You know how there are some stars out there who know how to market themselves? I don’t have that.” – Mark Hamill

14. “I worked with Peter Diamond who was the stunt coordinator, and Bob Anderson who doubled Vader, who was an Olympic Fencing champion, so there was intensive training.” – Mark Hamill

15. “I’m surprised at people who have a passion for Mitt Romney because he’s taken every position there is. I would cast this guy as the president in a heartbeat… but I just cannot believe a word he says.” – Mark Hamill

16. “I never saw myself so much as an actor. I wanted to be a cartoonist like Charles M. Schulz and create my own world and be able to have a studio at home and not commute and be able to be with my family.” – Mark Hamill

17. “I debated in high school! If you told things that weren’t true or just made things out of whole cloth, you were penalized. It’s too bad they don’t apply the same standards to presidential candidates as they do to high school students.” – Mark Hamill

18. “People think being remembered most for one character is a negative thing, but I don’t. I never expected to be remembered for anything!” – Mark Hamill

19. “I love the fact that one time, my face was on the back of a cereal box – probably 3-CPO’s – and it was a mask where you cut out the eye holes and put a string through the side. It makes me feel like I’m 11 years old all over again.” – Mark Hamill


20th of 50 Mark Hamill Quotes

20. “I love actors, number one. There’s probably nobody that you could name that I don’t like, depending on what it is they’re in.” – Mark Hamill


21. “And I’ll tell you something, in those days — it’s changed as I’ve gotten older, — but in those days I wanted to do every possible stunt I could.” – Mark Hamill

22. “Part of me always longed to do just one more film and see what Luke would be like now that he’s on the level of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the student having become the master. But it was not meant to be.” – Mark Hamill

23. “In high school, I had to hide my comic book side, my nerd side from the civilian world so they wouldn’t categorize me. They would try to marginalize me for what I like. I tried to give it up, believe me. I tried to kick the habit. But there’s too much I liked about it to give it up completely.” – Mark Hamill

24. “But I did that intentionally to be able to grow and make him as much of a clueless teenager as possible because by the end of the film he has found his purpose in life and he’s so profoundly changed.” – Mark Hamill

25. “One of the things that I love about voiceover is that it’s a situation where – because you’re not encumbered by being seen – it’s liberating. You’re able to make broad choices that you would never make if you were on camera.” – Mark Hamill

26. “There’s something fascinating about watching artists draw.” – Mark Hamill

27. “A cartoonist creates his whole universe without any input.” – Mark Hamill

28. “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.” – Mark Hamill

29. “I will say that comic books are not the easiest things to translate to film, number one. Even the most well-meaning of filmmakers find what’s acceptable on the printed page is very difficult to bring to film.” – Mark Hamill


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30. “When I was a teenager, I did one animated series back when I was on ‘General Hospital.’ It was 1971 or ’72. Then I didn’t do animation until Batman.” – Mark Hamill


31. “When you say ‘comic book’ in America, people think of Mickey Mouse and Archie. It has a connotation of juvenile.” – Mark Hamill

32. “Parents normally tell kids ‘Don’t talk to strangers’, but everyone thinks they know me, wherever I go.” – Mark Hamill

33. “I’m so much like Luke Skywalker I guess I always will be.” – Mark Hamill

34. “I think theater has given me the opportunity to show what a character actor I can be.” – Mark Hamill

35. “I love ensemble pieces, I love being a part of the entire tapestry of a piece, but I think character actors do have a lot more fun, and there’s a versatility involved that’s challenging and fun, to come up to speed and do what’s required of you.” – Mark Hamill

36. “Launching a Broadway show is like no other endeavor. It’s taxing because you’re present – it’s not like cutting a movie and test focus-grouping it and filling out forms.” – Mark Hamill

37. “I have a sneaking suspicion that if there were a way to make movies without actors, George Lucas would do it.” – Mark Hamill

38. “At the last Celebration I spoke before an auditorium full of people and I could just feel the affection and the positive feelings that they were exuding. It was actually moving. I remember thinking, ‘I’m not worthy,’ because ‘Star Wars’ is so much bigger than all of us.” – Mark Hamill

39. “Doing voiceover work reminded me how much I enjoy performing without doing a curtain call or being recognized. It reminded me you don’t need the spotlight.” – Mark Hamill


40th of 50 Mark Hamill Quotes

40. “When they sent me the first Star Wars script, the cover said: Adventures of the Starkiller as taken from the Journal of the Whills, Saga I: The Star Wars. It was a long title! And I thought, immediately, that Harrison Ford was Luke Skywalker. Because, when we tested together, he was the leading man.” – Mark Hamill


41. “The first time I went to the Oscars was surreal. It wasn’t really me walking the red carpet. It was like watching a movie of a Hollywood premiere. You have to have an intellectual distance from it because it’s so atypical from your everyday life.” – Mark Hamill

42. “Star Wars’ is more fairy tale than true science fiction.” – Mark Hamill

43. “You can’t believe something like that is happening to you; meeting the President of Ireland and the spectacle of the parade. And everyone is so nice. They all feel like they know you. That’s the nice thing about being in something that’s as universally recognized as Star Wars.” – Mark Hamill

44. “I don’t think it’s fair to compare Dick Cheney to Vader – it’s unfair to Vader.” – Mark Hamill

45. “The new generation (Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega) can easily carry the series forward.” – Mark Hamill

46. “I’ve learned that the movies [Star Wars] will never finally end. It just goes on and on and on and on. I mean, it’s going to be in 3D, then it’s going to be smellivision, then it’s going to be a ride in an amusement park, then they’ll come to your house and perform it with puppets on your lawn … it’ll never end! I accepted that a long time ago.” – Mark Hamill

47. “I live in a sort of insular world. It’s mostly my family, my house, staying home and working.” – Mark Hamill

48. “When I was involved with ‘Star Wars,’ I was very interested in all the backstories, and I used to pepper George with all kinds of questions about anything that crossed my mind because I was very, very into it. But when the job came to an end, I had to move on.” – Mark Hamill

49. “I think ‘Comic Book: The Movie’ is the apex of my career in terms of making a personal statement that has significance to me and resonates with biographical detail about not only my career but all the people that I’ve worked with in my career. All of it’s riddled, on- and off-camera, with people I’ve known and worked with for decades.” – Mark Hamill

50. “You know those actors who have a sense for how they should be used? I don’t think I have that.” – Mark Hamill



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Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.


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