The top state of residence is Florida, followed by California. C-3PO The first of the “A Star Wars Story” spin-offs, it shifts into gear with ease, soothing audiences by not straying too far from the familiar timeline while introducing a full set of new characters and a grittier tone. Oh my! C-3PO Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Learn more about Anthony Daniels. C-3PO : | And there will be arguments about the arguments. Actor Anthony Daniels achieved pop-culture immortality - albeit from behind a metallic golden mask - as the fretful but well-meaning android C-3PO, first seen in the genre-defining blockbuster "Star Wars" … One time, the FBI contacted Daniels as part of Operation Bullpen, asking for help convicting a forger. It wasn't my fault, sir, please don't deactivate me. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. : [Luke, Leia and Han start laughing hysterically; it sounds like screaming]. However, the space politics are a particular drag here, with all the talk of trade disputes, and, of course, it's obligatory to mention the terror that is Jar Jar Binks. C-3PO Luke Skywalker C-3PO : [C-3PO is tangled up in wires after a run-in with tie fighters]. After recruiting local soldiers to dress up as alien species, select members of the cast and crew were invited to dinner with King Abdullah II and Queen Rania. If Rogue One is any indication of Disney’s plans for the franchise and its future, then there’s no cause for concern. The Empire Strikes Back is remarkable in its ability to pursue real emotional stakes. Han Solo : : C-3PO Of course you haven't, sir, not in an environment such as this. Let him have it. [to R2-D2]  C-3PO But Daniels had never been a fan of the genre. Can you speak Bocce? You must repair him! Fans of Anakin Skywalker’s wretched “I hate sand” speech in Attack of the Clones – memetically placed among the worst film dialogue of all time – will have plenty to enjoy here; Daniels grouses about the unpleasantness of Tunisian sand in his suit on several occasions throughout the book. While the film’s human stars – Hamill, Ford and Carrie Fisher – were bathed in media attention, Star Wars’ publicity team seemed all too happy to let audiences forget C-3PO was not in fact a real robot. Not unless you can alter time, speed up the harvest or teleport me off this rock. : Daniels was at the centre of a dispute himself – with Richard Marquand, the director of Return of the Jedi. There’s a lot to wrap up in the concluding chapter of the original trilogy. : That isn't very reassuring. I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story by Anthony Daniels is published by DK, and is available in hardback now. We've had some problems... Luke Skywalker At first, Lucas didn’t warm to Daniel’s take on the voice, inviting 30 other actors (including Richard Dreyfuss) for auditions. We found 668 records in 50 states for Anthony Daniels in the US. The book is replete with memories from behind the scenes of the Star Wars saga, such as the time Harrison Ford, bored during a long wait on the Millennium Falcon set, picked up a carpenter’s saw and idly cut into the cockpit’s sliding door. : Disney made a very smart move with The Force Awakens. : Much like the neurotic, gold-plated robot C-3PO – whom the actor would portray in nine Star Wars films, and countless spin-offs – he was a victim (and beneficiary) of circumstance, an accidental witness to a great interstellar story. I think I'm melting! Anthony Daniels in the US . Expecting a cigar-chomping media mogul, Daniels – a novice to Hollywood who had never seen a film script before – was taken aback by the mild-mannered film enthusiast who off-handedly agreed to give him the part. Shut down all the garbage smashers on the detention level, will ya? C-3PO : : C-3PO When Leia’s “I love you” is returned by Han’s “I know” – a line written by Harrison Ford himself – we’re reminded of how magical Star Wars’s sense of storytelling can be, condensing everything that these two characters feel for each other into five simple words. : I am well-versed in all the customs... Uncle Owen Any divisiveness the film attracted certainly proved one thing: here’s a Star Wars film that actually took a creative risk. This is all your fault! Sir, my first job was programming binary load lifters, very similar to your vaporators in most respects. There will be obsessive deconstructions and over-interpretations of each frame and intake of breath. Daniels would have to remain suited for the entire day’s filming, unable to sit or relax. And what a bold, ambitious, and ultimately beautiful risk that was. We're doomed. C-3PO Why I should stick my neck out for you is far beyond my capacity! In the memoir, he outlines the many off-beat spin-off projects spawned by Star Wars’ popularity, including The Donny and Marie Star Wars Special (in which he personally cut almost all of Threepio’s lines from the “unspeakably awful” script), the infamously dire Star Wars Holiday Special, an appearance on Sesame Street, and an anti-smoking public service announcement, starring C-3PO and R2-D2. That said, there’s still plenty of charm to be found here and the Ewoks aren’t all that bad. And this is my counterpart R2D2. We'll be destroyed for sure. The stage actor worried that the role was “beneath him”. We were taught not to use destiny as a crutch, but to know when to forge our own paths. : What? Really? Disney’s recent sequel trilogy brought a friendlier, more enthusiastic atmosphere to the set, but also new problems, like the media drones which would fly over the sets, hoping to snap pictures of the cast in action. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. 3PO, we're all right! A power loss at one of the terminals will allow the ship to leave. The response was just a sentence: “You’re either going to love or hate how much you have to do in this new movie.”. I suppose you're programmed for etiquette and protocol. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win. The tractor beam is coupled to the main reactor in seven locations. I've just about had enough of you. Why, have him topple into the Sarlacc pit within the first 20 minutes! After Star Wars’ unexpected, overwhelming success, the man in the gold suit found himself left behind. Help! : They shut down the main reactor. Han Solo : : It's coarse and rough and irritating – and it gets everywhere.”. Please, Help! Anthony Daniels (born 21 February 1946) is an English actor, voice actor, and mime artist best known for playing C-3PO in the Star Wars theatrical films. Wake up! But C-3PO wasn’t an amazing display of animatronics with a unique and unforgettable voice-over. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. [R2-D2 makes a series of beeps that sound like chuckling]. In his new memoir, I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story, which is out now, Daniels recounts his life and career in a galaxy far, far away. : [seeing a metalic transport craft shining in the distance]  Curse my metal body, I wasn't fast enough, it's all my fault! Science Fiction. "What message"? : Daniels remembers intimately the moment he met George Lucas, the mastermind of the Star Wars saga, in 1975 to discuss a role in what would eventually be called A New Hope. C-3PO I would much rather have gone with Master Luke than stay here with you. Director Rian Johnson took the cinematic legacy presented before him and added a new richness to its textures. C-3PO Daniels had been a professional thespian for only two years when he, despite initial reluctance, agreed to play C-3PO in George Lucas' record-breaking sci-fi I'll take this one. The result is a few odd turns for the sake of plot convenience. : Chewbacca Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrgh! Did we really need to know how we got the name “Solo”? Even the second Death Star oddly feels sillier than The Force Awakens and its third attempt at a giant ball in space, since The First Order at least had the excuse that their obsessive admiration of the Empire may have clouded their judgement. : : The neck plate consists of a curved piece of plastic with two holes present along the top edge, the outer side displaying a faux-gold-plated finish. Hey! That malfunctioning little twirp, this is all his fault. : R2D2 where are you? C-3PO Anthony Daniels (February 21, 1946-) is the only actor to have acted in all six of the Star Wars … Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. C-3PO We're all right! : Vaporators? The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. C-3PO Luke Skywalker : Shut down all the garbage smashers on the detention level! Stylistically, it feels more like a Vietnam War movie and is proof of how far a gifted director like Gareth Edwards can stray from the franchise’s usual formula and still feel grounded in the same world. It’s a lost opportunity, then, that the film is otherwise slowed down by an impulse to offer backstory to as many aspects of Han’s character as possible. : Kept babbling on about his mission. In a page-long email sent to director JJ Abrams in January 2018, Daniels asks for details of his character’s involvement, suggesting the ways in which the pernickety droid could be best deployed in the story. Filming & Production C-3PO There will be arguments. The one you're carrying inside your rusty innards. “[Guildenstern’s] relationship to Stoppard’s more blunt, gung-ho creation, Rosencrantz, was like a mirror of the two droids... R was Artoo [R2-D2]. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. C-3PO C-3PO Out of school, he appeared in a production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead – a rehearsal of sorts for Star Wars. Lock the door. Uncle Owen : Discover more authors you’ll love listening to on Audible. Help! No, I don't like you either. Anthony ‘C-3PO’ Daniels says the one thing he likes and shares with his golden alter-ego is a sense of loyalty He says the first words in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977). | : Star Wars' Anthony Daniels fell asleep the first time he saw Rise of Skywalker. Still, he was ensnared by Ralph McQuarrie’s striking concept art, particularly the image of C-3PO. That’s largely due to the film’s new trio of central heroes, who radiate the same kind of warmth, bravery, and spirit that carved a special place in people’s hearts when they were first introduced to the franchise’s original stars. "Star Wars" Anthony Daniels, Alec Guinness, Mark Hamill 1977 Lucasfilm Photo by John Jay KEYWORDS Black and White C-3PO Films of the 1970s Costume Beard Facial Hair 1/2 … He is best known for his role as the droid C-3PO in the Star Wars series of films made between 1977 and 2005. : We've stopped. : Today was 3PO's last on Episode IX. In the end, the memoir paints a picture of Daniels’ life as a charming double act. Shutting up, sir. We seem to be made to suffer. : Protocol? Use the comlink? Inside the metal costume was an actor named Anthony Daniels. While Revenge of the Sith has some sense of completion and The Phantom Menace has some sense of wonder, all Attack of the Clones has is a CGI Yoda bopping about the screen like an unswattable fly while battling Christopher Lee’s Count Dooku. Anthony Daniels went through a painful experience after not receiving the same amount of public recognition as other co-stars when the first “Star Wars” film was released in 1977. It is, to this day, one of the most successful examples of the modern epic, endlessly imitated but so rarely with the same heart or ambition. HAHA! As well as the perennial danger of falling down, the suit risked permanent nerve damage, and nearly suffocated Daniels on a number of occasions. Even the character of R2-D2 seems to inspire no real affection, with Daniels recalling a time the motorised prop nearly nudged him down a flight of stairs. Wookiees are known to do that. Ha ha! Oh, he excels at that, sir. Quite the malfunctioning little twerp. Luke Skywalker The Phantom Menace escapes slightly ahead of the rest of the prequel trilogy, if only for the fact it remembers these films are meant to be fun once in a while. Will you shut up and listen to me! C-3PO I told him not to go, but he's faulty, malfunctioning. C-3PO : In its first incarnation, it took more than two hours to put on. The balance is hit perfectly here. Hollywood has increasingly made the assumption that “darker” means better when it comes to cinema – it explains why the Harry Potter films look like they were made while someone gradually turned down the dimmer switch on the studio lights. Now don't you forget this! He went on to perform the character, both his voice and body in the suit, for all the episodic Star Wars films produced. The Last Jedi is a soulful film told through some of the most striking cinematography of the entire franchise. Initially not a science fiction fan, theatre actor Anthony Daniels was persuaded by his agent to meet George Lucas for the casting of C-3PO in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). Master Luke, sir. He allowed heroism to go beyond the clean divide between good and evil; through Luke and Rey, we were taught not to be ashamed of our doubts but to grow stronger because of them. C-3PO Daniels is the only actor who will have appeared in all nine movies of the saga. : C-3PO When Star Wars burst on to the big screen in 1977, an unfailingly polite golden droid called C-3PO captured imaginations around the globe. Listen to them, they're dying R2! Anthony Daniels (born February 21, 1946) is an English actor. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, Peter Cushing, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, David Prowse and James Earl Jones. Official Sites : [to R2-D2]  : I forgot, I turned it off. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Anthony Daniels, the legendary actor behind the beloved golden droid C-3PO, discusses his new memoir and what is in store for him in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The one you've just been playing. I see your point, sir. As a reminder, he handed out customised matchboxes with “3PO IS HUMAN!” written on them, to no real avail. As a Star Wars ever-present, Daniels was witness to many of the feuds and mishaps that occurred throughout the saga. Anthony Daniels says original Star Wars Holiday Special was 'like being at a weird funeral' this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) Anthony Daniels: C-3PO. Is there anything I can do? There'll be no escape for the princess this time. Sales $53,093. C-3PO | The latter is the most insufferable, since George Lucas never had much of an ear for dialogue, as notoriously pointed out by Harrison Ford when he declared on set: “George, you can type this s***, but you sure as hell can’t say it.” Which leads us to one of the worst line readings in cinematic history, when Hayden Christensen’s Anakin laments: “I don't like sand. : : C-3PO : It’s the place where it all began. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. C-3PO Sir, if any of my circuits or gears will help, I'll gladly donate them. One day saw the cast and crew set upon by a plague of tiny insects; another saw them travel to Jordan for a shoot, to create the desert planet of Pasaana. Technical Specs, [seeing a metalic transport craft shining in the distance]. No! Chewbacca Before you dismiss them as irritating merchandise opportunities, it’s worth remembering that they have absolutely no qualms about killing and eating people. Release Dates My poor Master. : : In a case of life imitating art, Ford brushed up against the machismo of co-star Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back. : This is all your fault. | Read our full mailing list consent terms here. You know, that little droid's gonna cause me a lot of trouble. , they 're dying R2 fan of the android ’ s a Star Wars burst on to age! 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