Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith is a 2005 American epic space-opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the sixth entry in the Star Wars film series and stars Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz, it is the third and final installment in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, following The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. The film begins three years after the onset of the Clone Wars; the Jedi Knights are spread across the galaxy. The Jedi Council dispatches Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi to eliminate the notorious General Grievous, the leader of the Separatist Army. Meanwhile, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker grows close to Palpatine, the Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic and, secretly, a Sith Lord known as Darth Sidious, their deepening friendship threatens the Jedi Order, the Republic, Anakin's best interest. Lucas began writing the script. Production of Revenge of the Sith started in September 2003, filming took place in Australia with additional locations in Thailand, China and the United Kingdom.
Revenge of the Sith premiered on May 15, 2005, at the Cannes Film Festival released worldwide on May 19, 2005. The film received favorable reviews from critics in contrast to the mixed reviews of the previous two prequels: praise was directed towards its action sequences, mature themes, musical score, visual effects, the performances of McGregor, McDiarmid, Oz, Jimmy Smits. Revenge of the Sith broke several box office records during its opening week and went on to earn over $848 million worldwide, making it, at the time, the third-highest-grossing film in the Star Wars franchise, unadjusted for inflation, it was the highest-grossing film in the U. S. in 2005 and the second-highest grossing film worldwide. The film holds the record for the highest opening day gross on a Thursday, making $50 million. Three years after the beginning of the Clone Wars, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker lead a mission to rescue the kidnapped Supreme Chancellor Palpatine from the cyborg Separatist commander, General Grievous, during a space battle over Coruscant.
After infiltrating Grievous's flagship, the Jedi battle Count Dooku, whom Anakin executes at Palpatine's urging. Grievous escapes the battle-torn ship. There, Anakin reunites with Padmé Amidala, who reveals that she is pregnant. While excited, Anakin begins to have prophetic visions of Padmé dying in childbirth. Palpatine appoints Anakin to the Jedi Council as his representative and informant, but the Council declines to grant Anakin the rank of Jedi Master, orders him to spy on Palpatine, diminishing Anakin's faith in the Jedi. Palpatine tempts Anakin with his knowledge of the dark side of the Force, including the power to prevent death. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan travels to Utapau, where he kills Grievous, Yoda travels to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk to defend it from invasion. Palpatine reveals to Anakin that he is the Sith Lord Darth Sidious and that he knows how to save Padmé. Anakin reports Palpatine's treachery to Mace Windu, who confronts and subdues the Sith Lord, disfiguring his face. However, fearing that he will lose Padmé, Anakin severs Windu's hand, allowing Palpatine to cast him out the window to his death.
Anakin pledges himself to Sidious. As the Supreme Chancellor, Palpatine issues an order that causes the clone troopers to betray and kill their commanding Jedi officers. Vader kills the remaining Jedi in the temple including the child younglings travels to the volcanic planet of Mustafar to slaughter the Separatist leaders. Palpatine declares himself Emperor before the Galactic Senate, transforming the Republic into the Galactic Empire. Having survived the chaos, Obi-Wan and Yoda return to learn of Vader's betrayal. Padmé implores Vader to return to the light side. Vader sees Obi-Wan on Padmé's ship, thinking they have conspired to kill him, angrily chokes Padmé. Obi-Wan engages Vader in a lightsaber duel, after gaining the higher ground, warns his former pupil to stand down; when Vader attacks, Obi-Wan severs his legs and arm, leaving him at the bank of a lava flow burned. On Coruscant, Yoda battles Palpatine. Yoda flees with Bail Organa while Palpatine, sensing that his apprentice is in danger, travels to Mustafar.
Obi-Wan regroups with Yoda on the asteroid Polis Massa, where Padmé gives birth to a boy and girl, whom she names Luke and Leia before dying. On Mustafar, Palpatine finds Vader still alive and brings him to Coruscant, where his mutilated body is treated and covered in a black armored suit. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan and Yoda conceal the twins from the Sith. Yoda exiles himself to the planet Dagobah, while Vader and the Emperor oversee the construction of the Death Star. Bail Organa adopts Leia and takes her to Alderaan, while Obi-Wan delivers Luke to his step-family and Beru Lars, on Tatooine. Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi: a Jedi Master and general for the Galactic Republic Natalie Portman as Padmé Amidala: a senator of Naboo, secretly Anakin Skywalker's wife Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader: a Jedi Knight and hero of the Clone Wars who turns to the dark side of the Force and becomes the Sith lord Darth Vader Ian McDiarmid as Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious: the Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic, secretly a Sith Lord, the founder, commander
Ewan Gordon McGregor is a Scottish actor and director, known internationally for his various film roles, including independent dramas, science-fiction epics, musicals. McGregor's first professional role was in 1993, when he won a leading role in the British Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar; some of his best known roles include heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama films Trainspotting and T2 Trainspotting, Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, poet Christian in the musical film Moulin Rouge!, young Edward Bloom in Big Fish, Rodney Copperbottom in Robots, Camerlengo Father Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons, "the ghost" in Roman Polanski's political thriller The Ghost Writer, Dr. Alfred Jones in the romantic comedy-drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Lumière in a live-action adaptation of the musical romantic fantasy Beauty and the Beast, the adult version of the titular character in the fantasy comedy-drama Christopher Robin. In 2018, McGregor won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his performance as brothers in the third season of FX anthology series Fargo, received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy for both Moulin Rouge! and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.
McGregor has starred in theatre productions of Guys and Dolls and Othello. He was ranked number 36 on Empire magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in 1997. In a 2004 poll for the BBC, McGregor was named the fourth most influential person in British culture. McGregor has been involved in charity work and has served as an ambassador for UNICEF UK since 2004. In 2013, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to drama and charity. In 2016, he received the BAFTA Britannia Humanitarian Award. McGregor was raised in Crieff, his mother, Carol Diane, is a retired teacher at Crieff High School and latterly deputy head teacher at Kingspark School in Dundee. His father, James Charles Stewart "Jim" McGregor, is a retired physical education teacher and careers master at Morrison's Academy in Crieff, he has Colin, a former Tornado GR4 pilot in the Royal Air Force. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson and his aunt by marriage was actress Sheila Gish, which makes him a step-cousin of Gish's actress daughters, Kay Curram and Lou Gish.
McGregor attended the independent Morrison's Academy in Crieff. After leaving school at the age of 16, he worked as a stagehand at Perth Theatre and studied a foundation course in drama at Kirkcaldy College of Technology, before moving to London to study drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama when he was 18 years old. Six months prior to his graduation from Guildhall, McGregor won a leading role in Dennis Potter's six-part Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar. Not long afterwards, he starred in the BBC adaptation of Scarlet and Black with a young Rachel Weisz, made his film debut in Bill Forsyth's Being Human. For his role in the thriller Shallow Grave, he won an Empire Award; the film was his first collaboration with director Danny Boyle. His international breakthrough followed with the role of heroin addict Mark Renton in Boyle's Trainspotting, an adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel of the same name. McGregor played the male romantic lead role in the British film Little Voice, he was cast as the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
While the prequels received criticism from some Star Wars fans, McGregor's performance was well received. He reprised the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for the subsequent prequels Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, his uncle, Denis Lawson, had played Wedge Antilles in the original trilogy. McGregor starred in Moulin Rouge! as the young poet Christian, who falls in love with the terminally-ill courtesan Satine. He starred alongside Renée Zellweger in Down With Love, he portrayed the younger Edward Bloom in the critically acclaimed film Big Fish alongside Albert Finney, Jessica Lange, Alison Lohman and Billy Crudup. In the same period, he received critical acclaim for his portrayal of an amoral drifter mixed up with murder in the drama Young Adam, which co-starred Tilda Swinton. McGregor voiced two successful animated features. Around this time, McGregor played two roles — one a clone of the other — opposite Scarlett Johansson in Michael Bay's science fiction action thriller film The Island.
He headlined Marc Forster's 2005 film Stay, a psychological thriller co-starring Naomi Watts and Ryan Gosling. He narrated the Fulldome production Astronaut, created for the National Space Centre. Around the same time, he narrated the STV show JetSet, a six-part series following the lives of trainee pilots and navigators at RAF Lossiemouth as they undergo a gruelling six-month course learning to fly the Tornado GR4, the RAF's primary attack aircraft. McGregor starred opposite Colin Farrell in the Woody Allen film Cassandra's Dream, he co-starred with Jim Carrey in I Love You Phillip Morris and appeared in Amelia alongside Hilary Swank, he played "the ghost" — the unnamed main character — in Roman Polanski's political thriller The Ghost Writer. He por
Padmé Amidala Naberrie is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, appearing in the prequel trilogy portrayed by Natalie Portman. She served as the Princess of Theed and Queen of Naboo. After her reign, she became a senator in the Galactic Senate, an anti-war movement spokesperson, co-founder of the opposition-faction that emerged as the Rebel Alliance, she was secretly married to the Jedi Anakin Skywalker, was the biological mother of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, which makes her the mother-in-law of Han Solo, the grandmother of Kylo Ren. In initial drafts of the Star Wars story, Luke Skywalker's and Princess Leia's mother was not well developed. According to Dale Pollock, Luke Skywalker was Luke Starkiller and "Leia is the daughter of Owen Lars and his wife Beru and seems to be Luke's cousin – together they visit the grave of his mother, who perished with his father on a planet destroyed by the Death Star. In an interview, Lucas answered a question about the development of characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Leia.
The second version involved a father, his son, his daughter. Now the daughter has become Mark Hamill's character. There was the story of two brothers where I transformed one of them into a sister; the older brother was imprisoned, the young sister had to rescue him and bring him back to their dad. Film historian Laurent Bouzereau reports that the second draft of the Return of the Jedi screenplay contained dialogue in which Obi-Wan Kenobi explains to Luke that he has a twin sister, she and their mother were "sent to the protection of friends in a distant system. The mother died shortly thereafter, Luke's sister was adopted by Ben's friends, the governor of Alderaan and his wife." Lucas is quoted in Star Wars: The Annotated Scripts as saying: The part that I never developed is the death of Luke and Leia's mother. I had a backstory for her in earlier drafts, but it didn't survive; when I got to Jedi, I wanted one of the kids to have some kind of memory of her because she will be a key figure in the new episodes I'm writing.
But I debated whether or not Leia should remember her. Revenge of the Sith does not explain how Leia remembers her "real mother". Film critic Peter Travers of Rolling Stone applauds Lucas's attempt to link the two trilogies in Revenge of the Sith's final scenes, but says, "It's too little and too late." He explains, "To hail Revenge of the Sith as a satisfying bridge to a classic is not just playing a game of the Emperor's New Clothes, it's an insult to what the original accomplished."When Lucas drafted the script for The Phantom Menace, he envisioned a "link between Padmé and Princess Leia, the daughter who follows so in her footsteps." According to Natalie Portman, "It did come into play how strong and smart a character Carrie Fisher portrayed, because I think that a lot of, passed on from parent to child. I think George wrote Amidala as a strong, smart character, but it helped to know that I had this great woman before me who had portrayed her character as a fiery woman." Paul McDonald notes that there are "inevitable comparisons" between the two characters: "both develop soft spots for rogue pilots, both have a knack for slipping into and out of stilted British accents."
Despite being diplomats, each is the best marksman of her respective trilogy missing. George Lucas, Rick McCallum, casting director Robin Gurland auditioned over 200 actresses for the part of Padmé Amidala, they chose 16-year-old actress Natalie Portman to play the role. According to The Phantom Menace production notes, "The role required a young woman who could be believable as the ruler of that planet, but at the same time be vulnerable and open." Portman's performances in The Professional and Beautiful Girls impressed Lucas. He stated, "I was looking for someone, young, along the lines of Leia. Natalie embodied all those traits and more."Portman was a unique choice because she was unfamiliar with Star Wars. "My cousins had always been obsessed with the films, yet I hadn't seen them before I got the part," she says. "When it all happened for me, my cousins were exclaiming,'Oh, my God, you're in Star Wars!'" She told a CNN interviewer, "I wasn't aware of how big a deal Star Wars was... and when I saw the films, I liked them, but I still didn't understand how many... were passionate fans of this film."
Portman was, enthusiastic over being cast as the queen of Naboo, a character she expected to become a role model: "It was wonderful playing a young queen with so much power. I think it will be good for young women to see a strong woman of action, smart and a leader."In The Phantom Menace, Portman had to portray a character younger than herself. In Attack of the Clones, her character had aged 10 years. Portman had aged only three years between the two films, she remarks, " wants to make sure I seem older than Anakin in Attack of the Clones, so it's believable that I can be bossing him around, he's a little intimidated. She looks at him as a little boy – at least for the first half of the film."Portman signed a contract to play Padmé in the three prequel films. Reactions by critics to her performances were negative. James Berardinelli called her acting in The Phantom Menace "lackluster," while Annlee Ellingson of Box Office Magazine said "Portman's delivery is stiff and flat hindered by the gorgeous but cumbersome costumes."
Mike Clark of USA Today complained about Hayden Christensen, who portrayed Anakin.
Ian McDiarmid is a Scottish actor and director. He has appeared in 47 films since 1976, he portrayed Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film series. He has received an Olivier Award for Best Actor and a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performances. McDiarmid was born in Scotland, he became a theatre aficionado when he was five years old, when his father took him to see an act named Tommy Morgan at a theatre in Dundee. In 2004, he stated, "It sort of fascinated me, it scared me. All those lights, all that make-up. I said to myself,'I don't know what this is, but I want it.'"However, fearing his father's disapproval, McDiarmid attended Queens College, where he received a M. A. in psychology. Soon after, he decided to pursue a career in the theatre instead, took acting training courses at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. In 1968, McDiarmid received a gold medal for his work, the first of many recognitions given to him for his work in the theatre. McDiarmid claimed he became its recipient "by doing all the boring jobs you have to do when you are young, to eke out an existence."
McDiarmid has won praise as an director in British theatre. He has starred in several Shakespeare plays, including Hamlet, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Trevor Nunn's 1976 Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice and King Lear, he played Ivanov in Tom Stoppard's play Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at the Mermaid Theatre in 1978. From 1990, McDiarmid and Jonathan Kent served as the artistic directors of the Almeida Theatre in Islington, gaining the commitment of prominent actresses such as Glenda Jackson and Claire Bloom for their productions; the two men resigned in 2001 with the venue in good shape. In 1998, they shared the Special Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Achievement of the Year, their tenure was marked by a string of successful performances involving actors such as Kevin Spacey and Ralph Fiennes. While connected with the Almeida, McDiarmid directed plays such as Hippolytus. In 2002, McDiarmid won Almeida Theatre's Critic's Circle Award for Best Actor for his role as Teddy in a revival of Brian Friel's Faith Healer.
Five years in 2006, he reprised this role in his debut on Broadway. Directed by Kent, he performed alongside Ralph Fiennes and Cherry Jones, won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play. From April to June 2012, he played the title role in Timon of Athens at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, he portrayed Harry Hackamore in Sam Shepard's play Seduced. McDiarmid described Hackamore as a Howard Hughes-type character. To play the part, he was made up including a false beard and long fingernails. McDiarmid was only 37 at the time, this convinced George Lucas and Richard Marquand that he could convincingly play a much older character in extreme cinematic close-up, which helped him land the role of Palpatine. After a minor part in the film Dragonslayer, McDiarmid was cast by George Lucas in Return of the Jedi as Emperor Palpatine, the main villain. Sixteen years after appearing in Return of the Jedi, he reprised the role as the character's younger incarnation of Senator Palpatine and Sith Lord Darth Sidious in the prequel films: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith.
The prequels had him play two faces to his character. In the 2004 re-release of The Empire Strikes Back, a brief scene between Darth Vader and a hologram of Emperor Palpatine was updated to include McDiarmid; the Emperor was voiced by Clive Revill for that scene, visually portrayed by Marjorie Eaton. With this addition to The Empire Strikes Back, McDiarmid has now appeared in every live-action film version in which Palpatine appears. On April 12, 2019, the official teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, confirming that McDiarmid would make another appearance as the Emperor in the movie, he has worked with the Star Wars expanded universe as the voice of Palpatine in the video game adaptations of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. McDiarmid made a small appearance during Celebration Europe. On 23–26 August 2012, he attended Celebration VI in Orlando and had his own show titled The Phantom Menace: Ian McDiarmid, hosted by James Arnold Taylor, in which he talked about his experience working on Star Wars and how he landed the role of Palpatine.
Ian McDiarmid voiced a pig version of Palpatine for a promo video on Angry Birds Star Wars II, entitled "Join the Pork Side". McDiarmid took an early role as Mickey Hamilton, a killer intent on avenging the death of his wife and child in The Professionals for London Weekend Television. In 1990, he starred in the Inspector Morse episode "Masonic Mysteries" as the psychopathic con man Hugo DeVries. In 1997, McDiarmid played the villain, Ronald Hinks, in the Touching Evil two-part episode "Through the Clouds/The Lost Boys", he played the role of police detective Porfiry Petrovich in the BBC's 2002 adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. In 2003, McDiarmid took the role of the Stuart statesman Edward Hyde, in the BBC series Charles II: The Power and The Passion. In 2005, he portrayed Satan in the 41-part BBC Four radio drama based on John Milton's Paradise Lost, subsequen
Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. He is a primary antagonist in the original trilogy, but, as Anakin Skywalker, is the main protagonist of the prequel trilogy. Star Wars creator George Lucas has collectively referred to the first six episodic films of the franchise as "the tragedy of Darth Vader."Originally a Jedi prophesied to bring balance to the Force, Anakin Skywalker is lured to the dark side of the Force by Palpatine, secretly a Sith Lord. After fighting a lightsaber battle with his former mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi in which he is dismembered, Vader is transformed into a cyborg, he serves the Galactic Empire as Darth Vader until he redeems himself by saving his son, Luke Skywalker, from Palpatine, sacrificing his own life in the process. He is the father of Princess Leia, the secret husband of Padmé Amidala, grandfather of Kylo Ren, the main villain of the Star Wars sequel trilogy; the character has been portrayed by numerous actors. His cinematic appearances span the first six Star Wars films, as well as Rogue One, he is referenced in both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
He appears in television series and numerous iterations of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, including video games and comic books. Darth Vader has become one of the most iconic villains in popular culture, has been listed among the greatest villains and fictional characters ever; the American Film Institute listed him as the third greatest movie villain in cinema history on 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains, behind Hannibal Lecter and Norman Bates. His role as a tragic hero in the prequel trilogy was met with positive reviews. Series creator George Lucas wrote the series' main villain as separate from Luke Starkiller's father Annikin. Various combinations of names for the character were built upon the phrase "Dark Water". Lucas "added lots of last names and Wilsons and Smiths, just came up with the combination of Darth and Vader." After the release of The Empire Strikes Back, Lucas said the name Vader was based upon the German/Dutch-language homophone vater or vader, meaning'father', making the name representative of a "Dark Father".
However, there is no evidence that Lucas conceived of Vader as Luke's father before 1978. Other words which may have inspired the name are "death" and "invader"; as no other character with the title "Darth" was introduced until the release of The Phantom Menace, some viewers interpreted it as the character's first name, in part because Obi-Wan Kenobi addresses him as "Darth" in the original film. The moniker is bestowed upon Anakin in Revenge of the Sith upon his turn to the dark side of the Force. Director Ken Annakin's films Swiss Family Robinson and Battle of the Bulge influenced the original trilogy, leading some to believe that Anakin was named after him. Lucas's publicist denied this following Annakin's death in 2009. Anakin and Luke's original surname "Starkiller" remained in the script until a few months into filming Star Wars, when it was dropped due to what Lucas called "unpleasant connotations" with Charles Manson and replaced with "Skywalker". In the first draft of The Star Wars, grim general "Darth Vader" was close in line with his final depiction, the protagonist Annikin Starkiller had a role similar to that of his son Luke's as the 16-year-old son of a respected warrior.
Lucas conceived of the Sith as a group that served the Emperor in the same way that the Schutzstaffel served Adolf Hitler. In developing the backstory for The Empire Strikes Back, Lucas condensed this into one character in the form of Darth Vader. After the success of the original Star Wars, Lucas hired science fiction author Leigh Brackett to write the sequel with him, they held story conferences and, by late November 1977, Lucas had produced a handwritten treatment. The treatment is similar to the final film. In the first draft that Brackett would write from this, Luke's father appears as a ghost to instruct Luke. Lucas was disappointed with the script, but Brackett died of cancer before he could discuss it with her. With no writer available, Lucas had to write the next draft himself. In this draft, he made use of a new plot twist: Vader claiming to be Luke's father. According to Lucas, he found this draft enjoyable to write, as opposed to the year-long struggles writing the first film; the new plot element of Luke's parentage had drastic effects on the series.
Author Michael Kaminski claims and argues in his book that it is unlikely that the plot point had seriously been considered or conceived of before 1978, that the first film was operating under an alternate storyline where Vader was a separate character from Luke's father. After writing the second and third drafts in which the plot point was introduced, Lucas reviewed the new backstory he had created: Anakin had been Obi-Wan Kenobi's brilliant student and had a child named Luke, but was swayed to the dark side by Palpatine. Anakin battled Obi-Wan on the site of a volcano and was badly wounded, but was reborn as Vader. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan hid Luke on Tatooine while the Galactic Republic became the tyrannical Galactic Empire and Vader systematically hunted down and killed the Jedi; this change in character would provide a springboard to the "tragedy of Darth Vader" storyline that underlies the prequel trilogy. After deciding to create the prequel trilogy, Lucas indicated the series would be a tragic one depicting Anakin's fall to the dark side.
He saw that the prequels could form the beginning of one long story that started with Anakin's childhood and ended with his death. This was the final step towards turning the film series into a "saga". For the first pr
Phillip LaMarr is an American actor, voice actor and impressionist, a featured cast member on the sketch comedy series Mad TV and has had an extensive voice acting career, with roles in animated series including Justice League as well as Justice League Unlimited, Samurai Jack, Static Shock and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. He has provided voices for video games such as Metal Gear Solid 2 and 4, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the Jak and Daxter series, Final Fantasy XII, Dead Island and the Kingdom Hearts franchise. LaMarr was born in California, he is a graduate of Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood and Yale University, where he helped found the improv comedy group Purple Crayon. One of his biggest roles at Yale was the title character in the British comedy Trevor. After graduating in 1989, LaMarr became a member of the award-winning sketch and improv comedy group The Groundlings, he studied improv at The Second City and at the ImprovOlympic in Chicago, Illinois with Del Close.
He has improvised with Cold Tofu and Off the Wall. LaMarr, unlike most of the other original nine cast members of Mad TV, had extensive television and film jobs experience when he joined the show. Before college, he had voiced a character on the Mister T cartoon show; some of the recurring characters LaMarr performed on Mad TV were Desperation Lee, Jaq the UBS Guy, "sexy player" Rick, talentless R&B singer Savante and Rocket Revengers star Lieutenant Abraham Jefferson. LaMarr has done impressions of celebrities such as: He has done impressions of Moe Howard from The Three Stooges while playing an African-American version of the character. LaMarr left Mad TV at the end of the fifth season. Sometimes, LaMarr fills in for Greg Proops on the Odd News small, 4 minute section on Yahoo.com. It features true recent news. LaMarr's voice over credits include a starring role on Justice League and Justice League Unlimited as John Stewart/Green Lantern, a major role as Hermes Conrad and various other characters on Futurama, the title roles on Samurai Jack and Static Shock.
Besides this he voiced Hector Con Carne in Evil Con Carne. LaMarr reprised his role as Hermes Conrad in the Futurama movies Bender's Big Score, The Beast with a Billion Backs, Bender's Game, Into the Wild Green Yonder, upon the series return in 2010, he voices Wilt and other recurring characters in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Carver Descartes on The Weekenders, Philly Phil in Class of 3000, he portrayed the character Osmosis Jones in the television series Ozzy & Drix. He was Gabe Wallace, other characters in Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters, he additionally voices Jazz, Omega Supreme, Oil Slick, Jetstorm on Transformers Animated. LaMarr portrayed Nautolan Jedi Master Kit Fisto in Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network, he portrayed Aquaman, voiced other characters in Young Justice, he voiced Baxter Stockman in the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He lent his voice to the character of Lucius Fox for DC Super Hero Girls. LaMarr provided voice talent to J. A. R. V. I. S. Throughout the series of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
He portrayed Professor Thistlethorpe, a caterpillar, in Bojack Horseman. LaMarr's stage credits include The Tempest, As You Like It, Guys and Dolls, South Coast Repertory's Make the Break and the Sacred Fools Theater Company's inaugural production of The Fatty Arbuckle Spookhouse Revue. On the big screen, LaMarr is most well known as the ill-fated Marvin from Pulp Fiction, he has appeared in Kill the Man, Free Enterprise and Manna from Heaven. He appeared in Speaking of Sex starring Bill Murray and Catherine O'Hara, Back by Midnight with Kirstie Alley, Rodney Dangerfield, Randy Quaid. LaMarr's recent film appearances include Fronterz and Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman; as of April 2006, LaMarr is filming Cook Off!, in which he will appear as Rev. Thaddeus Briggs, Esq. LaMarr made a cameo appearance in the Will Ferrell film Step Brothers in which he is viewing a house for sale with his wife. LaMarr was in the Yum Corp Sexual Harassment training videos. LaMarr played Cowboy Curtis in the Los Broadway productions of The Pee-wee Herman Show.
The LA production ran from January 12 to February 2010 at the Club Nokia @ LA Live. The New York show opened on November 11 and ended its limited engagement on January 2, 2011; the New York production was recorded for an HBO special that aired in March, 2011. LaMarr appeared in Spider-Man 2 as one of the riders standing behind Spider-Man in the subway train as he was trying to save the train. LaMarr performed the English voice over work for Vamp, a villain of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Additionally, LaMarr voiced the characters Reddas from Square Enix's Final Fantasy XII as well as Ramza in the PSP version of Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions, he did several voices, including Skelter, for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. He did the English voice acting for the parts of Sig and Count Veger in the Jak and Daxter video game series as well as voicing several characters in the game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, as well as the voice of Gadon Thek in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
As well as a featuring in the Sega CD game Make My Video C+C Music Factory, he was the voice of Chris Jacobs in both Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and its sequel, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. He plays the character John White/The Beast in the PS3 titles Infamous 1 and 2, he plays the character Dr. Bradley Ragland in
The Jedi are the main protagonists in the Star Wars universe. They are depicted as an ancient monastic, academic and paramilitary organization whose origin dates back 25,000 years before the events of the first film released in the franchise; the Jedi Order consists of polymaths. The Jedi moral value system viewed purity of thought and detachment of emotions as essential to enlightenment. Jedi philosophy emphasized self-improvement through knowledge and wisdom, adherence to slave morality, selfless service through acts of charity and volunteerism; the Jedi denounce emotions as the root of mortal suffering. Their traditional weapon is the lightsaber, a device which generates a blade-like plasma powered by a Kyber crystal or other focusing item, ex. Krayt Pearl; the fictional organization has inspired Jediism. The word Jedi is said to have been adapted by George Lucas from Japanese 時代劇, or inspired by the words Jed and Jeddak in the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, a series that Lucas considered adapting to film.
The film Rogue One suggests that within the Star Wars mythology itself, it relates to the planet Jedha, source of the crystals used in lightsabers. The term padawan, used to refer to the fictional Jedi apprentices, appears to originate in Sanskrit and can be understood as'learner', both in Sanskrit and by contemporary native speakers of Sanskrit-based languages. George Lucas acknowledged Jedi and other Force concepts have been inspired by many sources; these include: knighthood chivalry, samurai bushido, Shaolin Monastery, Hinduism, Greek philosophy, Greek mythology, Roman history, Roman mythology, parts of the Abrahamic religions, Shintō, Buddhism and Taoism, not to mention countless cinematic precursors. The works of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and mythologist Joseph Campbell his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, directly influenced Lucas, was what drove him to create the'modern myth' of Star Wars; as depicted in the canon, the Jedi study and utilize the Force, in order to help and protect those in need.
The Jedi members, known as Jedi Knights, respect all life by defending and protecting those who cannot do it for themselves, striving for peaceful and non-combative solutions to any altercations they encounter and fighting only in self-defense and for the defense of those they protect. By training the mind and the body, the Jedi seek to improve themselves by gaining unfettered access to the Force while seeking to improve those individuals and groups they come in contact with. Like their evil counterparts, the Sith, the main weapon of the Jedi is the lightsaber. However, according to Lucas, "The Force doesn't have anything to do with the lightsaber. Anybody can have a lightsaber. It's just a weapon like a pistol." The Lost Twenty was the name given to a group of Jedi Masters—numbering twenty in total—who left the Jedi Order throughout its history. The first twelve of these ‘Lost Twenty’ left the Jedi Order before the Third Great Schism. In the standard years preceding the Clone Wars, Jedi Master Dooku left the Jedi Order as a result of differences with his fellow Jedi, becoming the twentieth Jedi Master in the history of the Order to do so.
To showcase the failures of the Jedi they created statues of the fallen Jedi. The prequel films depict the Jedi in their prime, dealing with the rising presence of the dark side of the Force and determined to fight their mortal enemies, the Sith. In Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn discovers nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, whom he believes to be the "Chosen One" of a Jedi prophecy, destined to bring balance to the Force; the sequel, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, establishes that the Jedi forswear all emotional attachments, including romantic love, which proves problematic when Anakin, now a young adult, falls in love with Padmé Amidala, whom Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi had served ten years before. In Revenge of the Sith, revealed to be Darth Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith, manipulates Anakin's love for Padmé and distrust of the Jedi in order to turn him to the dark side and become his Sith apprentice, Darth Vader. Once corrupted, Vader helps Palpatine hunt down and destroy nearly all of the Jedi, leaving few left, such as Jedi Masters Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin’s former Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, Jedi Padawan, Kanan Jarrus.
In accordance with Order 66, an order for the Grand Army of the Republic reading: In the event of Jedi officers acting against the interests of the Republic, after receiving specific orders verified as coming directly from the Supreme Commander, GAR commanders will remove those officers by lethal force, command of the GAR will revert to the Supreme Commander until a new command structure is established. The Jedi are nearly exterminated by Sith Lord Darth Sidious; the first person to be issued this order was Clone