James Earl Jones

3. Darth Vader vs. George Lucas
We all know James Earl Jones as the iconic voice of Darth Vader but he wasn’t the actor behind the mask. David Prowse was the actor who brought the costume to life in the original trilogy but yet another actor, Sebastian Shaw, was the face of Vader when he was unmasked in Return of the Jedi. Needless to say, Prowse is a little bitter and not shy about saying so, which may be the reason George Lucas banned him from all Lucasfilm events in 2010.

4. David Fincher’s Big Break
Big break may be an exaggeration, but in a 2012 interview about The Social Network, David Fincher revealed that his first job in the film industry was as an assistant camera operator on Return of the Jedi.

5. Princess Leia’s Buns
We’re talking about her hair of course! Princess Leia’s side buns are one of the most recognized, yet least wearable (unless it’s Halloween or Star Wars day) ‘dos out there. The inspiration for this stand-out style is rather murky. George Lucas has said he was inspired by turn-of-the-century Mexican revolutionaries, however there’s not much evidence that this was a hairstyle they wore. Mental Floss has a few more interesting theories.

6. Man’s Best Friend, Chewbacca
George Lucas says driving with his beloved Alaskan Malamute, Indiana, sitting in the passenger seat like a person inspired Chewbacca, Han Solo’s equally furry co-pilot.