David Prowse

British actor David Prowse began weightlifting at the age of 16 and became his country’s champion in that field five years later. He held onto the title for two years. Theatrical producers and filmakers found the imposing Prowse to be an excellent type for supernatural roles. He was first cast as Death in the play…

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Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew was cast as Chewbacca, the loyal sidekick and co-pilot of scoundrel and pilot of the Millineum Falcon, Han Solo. Once cast as Chewie, Peter made several visits to his local zoo, where he studied the movements and mannerisms of bears, monkeys, and gorillas.  This lead to him bringing one of most memorable characters…

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