This article includes information about Star Wars and the cast and crew of the Star Wars films.It includes information on the film franchise, its related media, cast, crew, music and production and is written from a neutral point of view.
Star Wars is a media franchise of American epic space opera science fiction films created by George Lucas. It is the primary franchise of the Walt Disney Company, as well as part of its former film unit, Lucasfilm. It is the third highest grossing media franchise in history and the most financially successful series of feature films made to date.
The series depicts the adventures of characters in the Star Wars galaxy, and centers on a conflict between the Galactic Empires of the Galactic Republic, led by the Senate and the New Republic, led by the Jedi Order, during the Galactic Civil War. The Galactic Civil War itself is a conflict between the Galactic Empire, led by Emperor Palpatine, and the Rebel Alliance, led by the New Republic. The events that occur before, during and after the events of the film series are chronicled in the Star Wars Legends and Legacy novels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV series), and the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic.
In 2017, the franchise had an estimated annual production budget of US$1 billion, and the first film was the highest-grossing film of all time worldwide and at the time of its release the highest-grossing film in North America.
The Star Wars series uses an ensemble cast, with a vast number of actors, voice actors, performers and background characters playing a part in the Star Wars films. Both R2-D2 and C-3PO (voiced by Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels respectively) appear in all films, as well as Chewbacca (voiced by Peter Mayhew), the only character to appear in all six films.
The main cast consists of:
The main protagonist of the Star Wars series, Luke Skywalker (portrayed by Mark Hamill), is the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa, and a member of the Jedi Order, the main protagonist of the series and an apprentice of Yoda, a member of the Galactic Republic's Jedi Council, and later a general of the Rebel Alliance. The most well-known role of Hamill's is as Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy and sequels. Lucas considered casting Harrison Ford as the young Jedi, 0b46394aab