Star Wars actor Mark Hamill receives Hollywood Walk of Fame star

The original Hans Solo along with their former director, George Lucas, praised Hamill before the "Star Wars" actor was honored with the 2,630th star on Hollywood Boulevard's famous walk of fame.

"If it wasn't for the genius of George Lucas, I wouldn't be standing here today", Hamill, 66, said.

It's the ideal sentiment to cap off International Women's Day, especially since Disney attracted backlash by announcing Jon Favreau as the writer and producer of a new Star Wars television series during a day honoring women around the world.

Hamill had some fun with TV host Jimmy Kimmel Wednesday on "Jimmy Kimmel: Live", where he cleared a little room from his place on the Walk of Fame.

The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, reignited a fervor among fans online over the prominence of female and inclusive roles - including Daisy Ridley as Rey, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, and Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Holdo. Even R2-D2 made room in his busy schedule to show up.

Simmonds would later send out a number of tweets thanking Star Wars fans for the outpouring of support, adding a message from her daughter stating, "Thank you Luke Skywalker for your message".

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Ford, who received a star in 2003, joked about the turnout for Hamill's big day.

"I prepared myself for this experience by going back and looking at the screen test that I did with Mark".

On Thursday, some of the actor's closest friends and colleagues came out to honor him as he was immortalized in Hollywood with the recognition befitting a cultural icon like himself. He also appeared in Broadway productions such as The Elephant Man and Amadeus in addition to voicing several characters such as DC Comics villain The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series and the Batman: Arkham series of video games.

Hamill finished off his speech in style with the Joker's maniacal laugh. "Now, having said that, I have gotten it off my chest, and my job now is to take what you've created and do my best to realize your vision, '" Hamill said.

"If it weren't for the public, I'd be nowhere", said Hamill.

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