Carrie Fisher played the role of "Princess Leia Organa" in Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983), as well as reprising her role, this time as "General Organa" in The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017).
In addition to smaller roles in film and television, Carrie Fisher lent her voice to "Angela" on "Family Guy". She was supposed to play a big part in "The Last Jedi", the upcoming Episode VIII of the "Star Wars" saga, but she passed away before all her scenes were shot...Carrie Fisher died on December 27th of 2016 at the age of 60.
Mark Hamill played the role of "Luke Skywalker" in the Star Wars episodes IV to VI. After The Return of the Jedi (1983), he starred in Corvette Summer (1978) and The Big Red One (1980), among other television series and films.
The now 66-year-old is a prolific voice actor who has lent his voice to many characters animated television series, films, and video games. He is known for his role as DC Comics' "The Joker". In 2015, he reprised his role of "Luke Skywalker" in The Force Awakens, although he did not have a line in the film. He kept being an integral part of the eighth episode of the saga in December of 2017, which is called "The Last Jedi".
Ever since A New Hope in 1977, Harrison Ford has played the role of "Han Solo". He last apppeared in The Force Awakens in 2015.
Throughout the years, Natalie Portman played the role of "Queen Padme Amidala" in The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005).
Jake Lloyd became world famous in 1999 with his portrayal of "Anakin Skywalker" in The Phantom Menace, which is episode I of the Star Wars saga and therefore constitutes a prequel to the episodes IV to VI, which came out in the 70's and 80's.
Lloyd retired from acting after he'd done some more voice acting for the video games that followed up on The Phantom Menace. After high school, he started attending Columbia College in Chicago and studied film and psychology - he dropped out after the first semester...
For the prequel trilogy of the Star Wars franchise, Ewan McGregor took on the role of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" formerly played by Sir Alex Guiness. He ends up teaching the young Jedi "Anakin" everything he knows but is eventually betrayed by his pupil...
McGregor is now 47 years old and was most recently seen on the big screen in the live action remake of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" and in the sequel to a classic: T2 Trainspotting.
Hayden Christensen played "Anakin Skywalker" in Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005), the second and the third episodes of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
Today, the 37-year-old Canadian is not only an actor but also a producer. He was most recently seen in films like Outcast, American Heist and 90 Minutes in Heaven. Hayden dated fellow actress Rachel Bilson since they both starred in the 2008 Sci-Fi drama Jumper, but they broke up in 2017. He will be back on the big screen in 2018 with the movie Little Italy.
In The Phantom Menace, Liam Neeson played the Jedi master "Qui-Gon Jinn", who was the teacher and mentor for Ewan McGregor's "Obi-Wan".
Today, Liam Neeson (66) is one of the most prolific actors in Hollywood. He has been in countless amazing productions and is already a contender for the Academy Award for his starring role in Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, which came out in 2017. He also stars in the 2018 drama Widows.
Billy Dee Williams played the role of "Han Solo's" friend "Lando Calrissian" in The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983).
Today, the 80-year-old is in to see mostly in supporting roles in film and television. In 2014, he was a contender on the reality show Dancing With The Stars in the U.S. and in 2017, he played "Tito Suarez" in the TV remake of the 80's classic Dirty Dancing.
For the first trilogy (Episodes IV to VI), James Earl Jones lent his voice to the evil and menacing "Darth Vader". Today, the 87-year-old mostly has small parts in television series and in 2014, he played himself in an episode of The Big Bang Theory.