10 Things You Never Knew About The Star Wars Franchise

Luke’s Attack In The Empire Strikes Back Was To Cover Actual Scars

If you’ve ever wondered why Luke’s scene where he’s scratched and clawed out in the arctic was included in the movie, it was because Lucas was covering up actual injuries Mark Hamill received before filming began. The actor was in a car crash that crushed his nose and left cheek. When filming began on The Empire Strikes Back, he still had the scars.

R2D2 Was An Ewok

No, the lovable little robot wasn’t actually a furry little alien, but the actor who played R2D2, Kenny Baker, took on the second role of one of the Ewoks in The Empire Strikes Back.