The Cast Of Star Wars Then And Now (14 Photos)

This epic saga of Star Wars still continues to hold our fascination as viewers and fans.  What started out as a series of books has turned into a slew of blockbuster films that have managed to stand the test of time.  These are the characters that you grew up watching and later, you were just as impressed by the second block of movies that began in the late 90s.  It is as if this story never dies.  Here is a look at your favorite stars from Star Wars:

1. Carrie Fisher.

This was the biggest role of her life as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars.  Here she is in 1977 and again in 2012.


2. Mark Hamill.

He was the star of the film as Luke Skywalker.  Here he is in 1977 and again in 2012 at a Comic-Con.

3. Hayden Christensen.

He starred in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith as Anakin Skywalker. Here he is at the London Premiere in 2005 and again in 2012.

4. Ewan McGregor.

He played Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and is pictured here in 2005 and again seven years later.

5. Natalie Portman.

She starred in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith as Queen Amidala.  She is pictured here in 2005 and again in 2012.

6. Jake Lloyd.

Jake Lloyd played young Annikan Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. He is pictured then and again 13 years later.

7. Billy Dee Williams.

He was Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back in 1980.  He is pictured on the right, 32 years later.

8. Kenny Baker.

He played the robot R2-D2 in the 1977 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

9. Peter Mayhew.

The lovable Chewbacca!  Here he is in 2005 as again in 2012.

10. Alec Guinness.

He was the original Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episodes V and VI. He passed away in 2000 at the age of 86.

11. Terence Stamp.

He began acting in 1962 and also played Chancellor Valorum in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

12. Liam Neeson.

He was Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. He is pictured here in 1999 and again in 2012.

13. James Earl Jones.

The epic voice of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars. Here he is back in 1975 and again in 2012.

14. Harrison Ford.

He played Han Solo in the original Star Wars movie is shown here 1985 and 27 years later in 2012.