May the Fourth Be With You! May 4 is a grassroots tradition that started simply as a clever play on words and evolved into the unofficial -- but highly impassioned -- Star Wars Day. So, it's with our own excitement for the 2015 release of "Episode VII" that we take a look back at Han, Chewie, Threepio, and our other favorite characters from the old and new trilogies.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Mark Hamill was a young and relatively unknown actor. His friend -- actor Robert Englund -- was auditioning for "Apocalypse Now" across the hall from George Lucas' auditions. Robert called Mark and told him he'd be perfect for the role of Luke Skywalker. It turns out that George Lucas agreed -- Mark won the part and became one of the biggest pop culture heroes of all time.