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Mark Hamill revisits (and mocks) his own original Star Wars audition

Luke Skywalker may be one of Hollywood's most iconic heroes, but when revisiting his own videotaped audition for the original Star Wars, actor Mark Hamill doesn't necessarily think the Force was with him.

In a Tuesday video gently mocking his own work from 40 years ago (which, nevertheless, landed him the lead role in Star Wars) Hamill makes fun of his shaggy haircut, says he originally thought it was a kind of Flash Gordon parody, and wonders why he called Han Solo "Hans" — perhaps the boundaries of "a galaxy far, far away" originally included Germany.

Read more at Entertainment Weekly and watch the video below. Scott Meslow