Mark Hamill Casts the Candidates as Star Wars Characters

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There’s a little less than a month until voters finally cast a ballot on November 6th. Which means there’s still time to just reflect on the latest ephemeral Election 2012 news starring Obama, Biden, and Romney. Today, they get a Star Wars comparison from none other than Luke Skywalker himself.

On Wednesday, Mark Hamill, aka the Original Trilogy’s heroic Jedi-in-training, appeared on Current TV’s Young Turks and had a joking conversation with Cenk Uygur where he compared a few bold-faced politicos to characters in George Lucas’s universe. Sure, there’s the automatic late-night comedy punchline (see: the Cheney-Vader cliché), but Hamill otherwise delivered a few fun answers:

  • Dick Cheney = Darth Vader. “I don’t think it’s fair to compare Dick Cheney to Darth Vader–it’s unfair to Vader,” he joked. “Because Vader was redeemed, he saw the evil of his ways and redeemed himself.”
  • Barack Obama = Obi Wan Kenobi. “Well he’s very wise…he’s probably a cross between Obi Wan and Yoda,” he said. “I so revere him, I’m going to have to go with the Sir Alec Guinness character of Obi Wan.”
  • Joe Biden = Uncle Owen. “Probably Uncle Owen,” he said. “[He] was my surrogate father when you first saw me on the farm. He was supportive, he was a little surly, but certainly somebody that you felt comfortable with and was very supportive.”

Obama as the heroic cross between Yoda and Obi Wan! Joe Biden as, uh, the bit character of Luke’s uncle from Tatooine! Maybe we’d have to reconsider after Biden’s powerful debate performance Thursday night. But in keeping with the 2012 theme, notably absent is Mitt Romney’s comparison to a character in the beloved sci-fi universe. Politico has hypothesized about why that could be: Hamill has previously commented that the Republican is “not actually human.” So, perhaps as a Star Wars character, Romney could be, say, a droid? Or is that too obvious?

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27 comments
Aksa8
Aksa8

Surely not 'Uncle Owen', considering things didn't turn-out so well for him. Wouldn't General Dodonna have been a more appropriate choice?

Rakesh Kumar
Rakesh Kumar

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Tom G. Abenis II
Tom G. Abenis II

Mitt Romney would be perfect as Darth Vader.And Paul Ryan as Darth Maul.

tillthen
tillthen

Obama has lied about everything major for the past 4 years, and still refuses to talk about the past or let us see his school records which will clearly show him as an Indonesian.  Still the libs following him like hungry puppies.   The dumbing of America continues, and if this fraud is re-elected, he will push this country over the cliff and even Mark Hamill will have to stand in line for toilet paper.

Joseph Gillen
Joseph Gillen

Obama should listen to Yoda "There is no try there is only do" SOMETHING,ANYTHING.

Fatima Larios
Fatima Larios

Luke symbolizes the citizens of the United States of America! OBAMA & BIDEN 2012!!

Ellie Kordooni
Ellie Kordooni

Republican is “not actually human.” So, perhaps as a Star Wars character, Romney could be, say, a droid?

Bendik Prytz
Bendik Prytz

Mitt Romney would be... a douche, regardless of the galaxy he's in.

Edohiguma
Edohiguma

Mark needs to lay off the funny pills apparently. Calling Obama wise is like calling a cow a penguin.

Nicolai Antonov
Nicolai Antonov

Well considering Hamill (at least get the spelling right; it's there in the title) has had a prolific career in voice acting he probably doesn't get much time to wear his old costume, unfortunately. But obviously it's ridiculous for a washed-up old movie star to support a candidate. That's why the republicans made sure to not make the highlight of their convention a washed-up old movie star. Romney's chance of winning is about 1/3, which my liberal math skills are telling me is not "better than average".

Rumionemore
Rumionemore

But this aging actor has been out of work for many decades. Romney is running for president and has a better than average chance of winning. What has Hammil done lately other than mimic his hero Obama - fingerpoint and try to deride people who have real accomplishments in their lives? Wonder if Hammil wears his old Luke Sywalker costume around his apartment and thinks about "back when ..."?

TogosTurn
TogosTurn

 I don't agree with his characterization of Obama, but I don't think it's fair to call Mark Hamill a washed up actor. He portrayed the most memorable childhood hero of our time, and did a great portrayal of The Joker in the Batman animated series. I'm sad he doesn't get more work, but I think he's wonderful.

Edohiguma
Edohiguma

 His chance of winning is 50:50. He either wins or he doesn't. Anything else is the attempt of statistics to create facts, which never really works anyway.

TogosTurn
TogosTurn

 He played the Joker in Batman the animated series. And he did an excellent job. I wouldn't say he's out of work for many decades.

ooglie
ooglie

Mark Hamill has had a very prolific career as a voice actor for cartoons and video games over the last few decades. If you are familiar with either, then you have definitely heard his work without even realizing it.

Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson

Those of us with the value systems of decent human beings do not consider shipping American jobs to China filling your own coffers in offshore banks "real accomplishments in our lives".

Rumionemore
Rumionemore

Are people so damned naive they don't think Obama and especially Biden hid their assets before they made the prez run? Biden has had his hidden for years. He is very wealthy. If I had Romney's money or Oprah's or Charlie Sheen's or Tom Brady's (trying to find someone you might admire for having made money legally) you would do this, too. We live in an envy culture, which is one reason we're in the financial mess we are. People wanted houses they could not afford and gave a big opening to greedy Wall Streeters to take advantage of them. Most of the foreclosed home buyers were already in hock. Some people can manage their assets, others can't.