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Star Wars Celebration is a Reminder That Fandom is Far Healthier, and Far More Positive, Than the Internet Would Lead You to Believe

If you’re into the famous space opera franchise that is Star Wars, you have probably heard of the Star Wars Celebration fan gathering. Whether you had the time and money to attend is another question. But anyhow, I was at a place in my life where I could fly over to Chicago, Illinois for the 2019 edition. I am overall a loner when it comes to any convention or comic con experience. I like meeting up with fans, some of whom I have met online and podcasted with, and I haven gotten to know my c...
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The 10 Best Things That Happened at Star Wars Celebration Chicago

Star Wars Celebration 2019 is in the books and it marked probably the biggest, most action-packed Celebration yet. It was the first convention to reveal a title for a Star Wars saga movie, the first time anyone saw footage of a live-action Star Wars TV show, and oh so much more. Below, are our 10 favorite things that…Read more...
Tags: Books, Comics, Science, Marvel, Disney, Chicago, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Ahmed Best, Star Wars Celebration, Kelly Marie Tran, Star Wars Resistance, Star Wars Clone Wars, Vader Immortal, The Mandalorian

George Lucas Says The Phantom Menace Is One of His Favorite Films

The maker wasn’t there in person, but he was there in spirit. And via video.Read more...
Tags: Science, George Lucas, Ahmed Best, Star Wars Celebration, The Phantom Menace

The Star Wars News Roundup for August 10, 2018

Star Wars news for the week of August 10, 2018 The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of August 10, 2018 in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed. Let’s get to it! Episode IX News and Rumors From left of field, came a call from my Agent abou...
Tags: Star Wars, Games, UK, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Jimmy Kimmel, China, John Wayne, Disneyland, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Ewan McGregor, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Leia

Star Wars Bits: Mark Hamill On Whether He Wants Luke to Return, Gary Whitta on ‘Rogue One’ Inspiration, and Ahmed Best Thanks Fans

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Mark Hamill opens up about his potential return in Episode IX The strange inspiration behind the Death Star in Rogue One An interview with Solo’s brand new Wookiee A life-size BB-8 can soon be yours And much, much more… Ideas sometimes come from the unlikeliest of places. You can thank my kitchen sink for this one. — Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) June 28, 2018 Rogue One writer Gary Whitta is always giving us great insights on hi...
Tags: Google, Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, Disney, Best, Sequels, Reddit, Death Star, Hasbro, Evans, James Gunn, Lucasfilm, Mark Hamill, Rian Johnson, Ahmed

Jar Jar Binks Actor Thanks Star Wars Fans For Support After Sharing Suicide Struggle

Actor Ahmed Best played Jar Jar in The Phantom Menace, and recently revealed his attempt at suicide after fan hate.
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Jar Jar Binks Actor Ahmed Best Thanks Fans for Support After Sharing His Struggle With Suicide

Before there was “The Last Jedi’s” Rose Tico, there was “The Phantom Menace’s” Jar Jar Binks. Fans claimed the CGI bipedal alien rabbit ruined the franchise long before Rose Tico actress Kelly Marie was hounded off Instagram, and what should have been a dream come true for Jar Jar actor Ahmed Best quickly devolved into a nightmare. On […]
Tags: Star Wars, News, Instagram, Ahmed Best, The Last Jedi, Rose Tico, Kelly Marie, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

"The actor who played Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars franchise has revealed how the vicious backlash against the character left him close to suicide."

BBC reports.At the time [Ahmed Best] was 25, and it was his first major film role.... Jar Jar Binks quickly became the most hated character in the Star Wars universe, and critics branded Best's cartoonish portrayal a dumbed-down exercise in child-pleasing - or worse, a racist stereotype with a misplaced Caribbean accent.Best did not name the Star Wars films in his emotional post... "20 years next year I faced a media backlash that still affects my career today. This was the place I almost ended ...
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Star Wars: Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best considered suicide

Ahmed Best says the savage backlash against his character Jar Jar Binks still hurts 20 years on.
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Jar Jar Binks Actor Ahmed Best Says He Almost Killed Himself Over Backlash To His Character

Ahmed Best, the actor who played Jar Jar Binks in the "Star Wars" prequels,
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Jar Jar Binks Actor Reveals He Nearly Committed Suicide Over Star Wars Fan Backlash!

What is wrong with Star Wars fans?? It's fine to dislike a movie, but this fan base seems to go out of their way to hound the actors involved. Not only has Daisy Ridley dropped off of Twitter, most recently Kelly Marie Tran deleted her Instagram feed to get rid of the disgusting comments directed at her just for acting in The Last Jedi. Related: Carrie Fisher Had Affairs With Both David Bowie AND Freddie Mercury?? Damn, Girl! Well, this has been going on for longer than you think. Even before so...
Tags: Celebs, Carrie Fisher, Fox, David Bowie, Ahmed, Ridley, Ahmed Best, Lem, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Kelly Marie Tran

‘The Orville’: How J. Lee Prepared For His Role As John LaMarr

“The Orville” is a huge career leap for J. Lee. Aside from the fact that it is his first major onscreen acting project, the Fox series is also the actor’s first foray into the sci-fi genre. So as part for his preparation for the role of John LaMarr on the Seth MacFarlane-created series, Lee reached out to his friend and “Star Wars” actor Ahmed Best for advice.
Tags: News, Fox, Seth Macfarlane, Lee, Orville, Ahmed Best, J Lee, John LaMarr, J Lee Aside

How the Guy Who Played Jar Jar Survived the Fandom Menace

Ahmed Best has a new podcast—and a new understanding of Jar Jar Binks, the character that once defined his past.
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Huge movie roles almost played by Michael Jackson

He played the scarecrow in 1978's The Wiz and made a cameo in Men in Black II , but here are the other movie's he was keen to star in: The actor that ended up playing the CGI character in the 1999 film told Vice that Michael Jackson originally wanted the part. "Me, Natalie Portman, and George's kids - we were at Wembley arena at Michael Jackson's concert," Ahmed Best said.
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Ahmed Best Is a Darth Jar Jar Truther

Jamie Stangroom—he of the fascinatingly tragic interview with actor Ahmed Best earlier this year—sat down with the man behind Jar Jar Binks again. This time the two discussed the infamous, ludicrous “Darth Jar Jar” theory that Jar Jar was a Sith Lord working with Palpatine in the prequels. Best’s surprising response: “There’s a lot about it that’s true.”Read more...
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Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best confirms he will never return to...

The actor who played what is arguably the most universally hated character in the history of cinema has confirmed he will not reprise his role in Episode VIII or IX... even if he was asked. I can feel your anger: Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best has confirmed he will never return to Star Wars UK filmmaker Jamie Stangroom tracked down the actor as part of his These Are The Actors You're Looking For series, in which he interviews stars of the original trilogy and their prequels, before 'auditioning'...
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