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"Aside from George Lucas, nobody deserves more credit for Star Wars than John Williams," says Mark Hamill / Variety

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"Aside from George Lucas, nobody deserves more credit for the success of ‘Star Wars' than John Williams," says Mark Hamill.

It's a pretty bold statement from the actor who plays Luke Skywalker in five of the eight "Star Wars" movies, including a leading role in "The Last Jedi," now the biggest-grossing movie of 2017. But then, perhaps more than most actors, Hamill appreciates the role of music in movies. The year 1976 was a pivotal one for Hamill - it was then that he was cast in George Lucas' sci-fi adventure movie. "‘Jaws' was the only film of John Williams I knew before he did ‘Star Wars,'" Hamill says. "Obviously, as ‘Johnny' Williams, he paid his dues in television, but I didn't come to know that until much later."

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