Monday, January 22, 2007

The Skinny On... Chewbacca

NAME: Chewbacca

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: During the Lifeday celebration a long time ago on Kashyyyk, the Wookie home planet in a galaxy far, far away

CHINESE ZODIAC SIGN: Year of the Ugnaught

TELEVISION LOST EPISODE: The Star Wars Holiday Special

FORGOTTEN FILM CLASSIC: 1967 Patterson/Gimlin Bigfoot Film

FILM ROLES TURNED DOWN: Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun

PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS & NOMINATIONS: 1977 Academy Award, Best Costume Design “Star Wars”
1997 MTV Movie Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, 1971 NBA Wookie of The Year

NEXT ON THE PLATE: Fishin’ with John Lurie, Star Wars, Episode VIII: A New Scary Terror (2008)

SECOND CAREER AS: Spice smuggler

DEFINING QUOTE: “Aargh…Yawn…Grrr.”

SIX DEGREES OF WILLIE AAMES: Chewbacca was in Star Wars with Harrison Ford who was in Air Force One with Gary Oldman who was in Dracula with Sir Anthony Hopkins who was in The Elephant Man with Sir John Geilgud who was in A Portrait of The Artist As A Young Man with Willie Aames.

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