'Star Wars' star Mark Hamill receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

'Star Wars' star Mark Hamill receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hamill's "Star Wars" co-star Harrison Ford and director George Lucas will help unveil the star during the ceremony.

Hamill received the 2,360 star along the famed strip.

Actor Mark Hamill and his wife Marilou York pose after unveiling his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California March 8, 2018.

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One person who Hamill missed at the ceremony was Princess Leia herself, the late Carrie Fisher, who died in December 2016 after a brief hospitalization following a heart attack.

"They are the most passionate, loyal people".

"Mark is a friend that I don't see very often".

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Lucas also addressed the audience, praising the chemistry formed between Hamill, Ford and Fisher in the early days of the franchise.

To end off the ceremony, Hamill paid tribute to his characters and thanked the fans once more. That's exactly what I was looking for when I was looking for Luke Skywalker. "I haven't been speechless since Force Awakens". In fact, I remember when George Lucas first asked me to come back, I said, 'OK, but I have two provisions. I was sort of taken aback by it, but, who knows? "Whatever led me to his doorstep, he changed my life forever in a way that still reverberates today". He closed out the event saying, "If it weren't for the public, I'd be nowhere. They are with you in career highs and career lows", he said.

Hamill, who lends his voice to the villainous Joker in animated "Batman" and "Justice League" shows, punctuated his comments with a cackling Joker laugh.

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"He has been the master of his own experience, his own life", said Ford, adding he prepared himself for the Walk of Fame presentation by visiting the past. "You just focus on the work and putting one foot in front of the other, and I guess if you hang around long enough..."

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