The force turns out for Mark Hamill's Hollywood Walk of Fame star

The force turns out for Mark Hamill's Hollywood Walk of Fame star

There are 2,630 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - and the newest name, Mark Hamill, was inducted Thursday morning.

He's best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, the first of which happened to be his first feature film.

The "Star Wars" actor was honoured with the 2630th star, located in front of the restored 1920's El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. Star Wars actresses Kelly Marie Tran and Billie Lourd were also on hand to watch the fan-favorite Jedi get his star, along with R2-D2 and a stormtrooper on the sidelines. But not to take away from Hamill's day, it was the mention of our beloved Carrie Fisher that really proved to be one of the most memorable moments of the ceremony.

On Wednesday night, Hamill appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live appearing to destroy the talk show host's star in order to make room for his own. "These will be brief remarks because words truly fail me".

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I apologize, God stops by every once in a while he's a fan. "I'm a huge fan", said the cartoon of God projected on the stained-glass dome atop the Ed Sullivan Theater in NY .

"Mark Hamill is a character that can't be written", Lucas said. "Thank you so much and may the force with each and every one of you". That's exactly what I was looking for when I was looking for Luke Skywalker.

"I'm very proud of Mark for getting his star", Lucas tells the crowd in his speech.

"If it wasn't for the genius of George Lucas, I wouldn't be standing here today", Hamill, 66, said. A whole galaxy of stars is expected to be out in force, with the likes of George Lucas and Harrison Ford due to attend to give their own memories of Mark. "He changed my life forever in a way that still reverberates today". Hamill then let out the creepy Joker laugh. If it weren't for the public, I'd be nowhere. "They are with you in career highs and career lows", he said.

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