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Old 10-10-2007, 06:25 PM   #41
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I didn't think Sir Alec Guiness hated the part.. my impression was that he felt it was a lousy representation of his acting ability so in interviews he kinda shyed away from getting to involved with the Star Wars Questions. It is a far step from "Bridge over the River Kwai" or theatrical acting. Kinda like Leonard Nimoy... I'll bet he was happy just to get a question about "In search of..." once in a while.


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Old 10-10-2007, 07:24 PM   #42
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Unlike Leonard Nimoy though, he does not whore out for cash with his ObiWanisque persona.

Plus, there is no Sir Alec Guiness "Bilbo Baggins song"
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:27 AM   #43
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Such a pity.

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Old 10-11-2007, 07:43 PM   #44
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Why would he play the part if he hated Star Wars? Everyone is intitled to their opinions though...

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Old 10-15-2007, 11:23 PM   #45
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Unlike Leonard Nimoy though, he does not whore out for cash with his ObiWanisque persona.

Plus, there is no Sir Alec Guiness "Bilbo Baggins song"
It is rather quite comical, in a cheesy sort of way.


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Old 10-26-2007, 09:39 AM   #46
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Why would he play the part if he hated Star Wars?
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Apparently, Obi-Wan was originally written as a Toshiro Mifune style "drunken master".

Sir Alec refused to play such a charcater, and had it rewritten to the stately warrior we know today.
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:36 PM   #47
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I've never heard that before...

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Old 10-26-2007, 04:05 PM   #48
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:49 PM   #49
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Plus, like it was posted earlier, most people thought Star Wars was going to suck @$$ from day one for a whole f***ing mess of reasons. He also probably didn't care much for sci-fi like Pho3nix said. My brother-in-law doesn't like sci-fi and has never seen Star Wars. Though he said he has watched a couple od Trek movies and enjoyed them yet he won't watch any Star Wars movies.
A lot of people may disagree with me, but I don't really consider Star Wars science fiction. I think of it as space-fantasy.[/QUOTE]


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Old 10-27-2008, 02:43 AM   #50
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Yeah, it is sad. Wonder if he regretted it when he was about to die... come to think of it, he may not of even remebered Star Wars when he died








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Old 10-27-2008, 08:19 PM   #51
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I think it's kind of funny tbh.

I guess every actor has done a part they weren't particularly fond of, pretty awesome career if Star Wars was your low point.
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:40 PM   #52
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I am pretty sure Sir Guiness did not hate his role initially, but became tired with being associated with that role at the expense of his other roles. In fact I remember reading that Sir Guiness was disappointed that he was killed off so early in the film and tried to talk George Lucas out of including Obi-Wan's death in the script. Instead he got to return in the sequels as a spirit. He did not "hate" Star Wars, Sir Guiness just got fed up with the hype surrounding the role he played.
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:40 PM   #53
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Well from what I read about Alec was that that he began to hate the role because the fan mail he was receiving was all about star wars. He did not want his other roles overshadowed by playing Obi wan. He has done some great acting in other movies. I would probably feel the same way if i were him.
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Old 07-12-2009, 02:15 PM   #54
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Never do understand why actors do that. They get paid more money than the rest of people out there and then bash the movie their in and say it was terrible. I read several of his quotes leading up to his death. I was shocked and appalled by his statements. I lost respect for him. He became a bitter old man in old age. I expect more out of Brtish actoor especially after he played in some good moviesin the 50's and 60's.


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