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Chewbacca becomes US citizen

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by alexd, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

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    Chewbacca becomes US citizen

    The British-born actor who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies is to become a US citizen.

    Peter Mayhew, 60, who played the hairy wookie in the original trilogy and this year's Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, will attend a ceremony on Monday.

    Mayhew, who is married to a Texan, qualifies by having been a legal US resident for three years, the period needed for people who wed US citizens.

    He said the US was "one of the most wonderful countries in the world".

    "I know that I have the best of both worlds with the dual nationality," said Mayhew.

    "Whatever people say about America, it is still one of the most wonderful countries in the world, despite the politics, religion and everything else that goes on."

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    Mayhew joked that when he comes to take the oath to become an American, he intends to use "a Chewie growl" for any parts he cannot remember.

    Born in Barnes, south-west London, in 1944, Mayhew was working as an orderly at a hospital when he featured in a newspaper article about men with big feet.

    The producers of the 1977 film Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger spotted Mayhew and cast him in the role of the Minotaur.

    He was then cast in Star Wars, returning in the sequels The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

    Chewbacca, the sidekick of Harrison Ford's Han Solo, returned in creator George Lucas's sixth Star Wars film this year.

    Story from BBC NEWS:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/entertainment/4337476.stm

    Published: 2005/10/13 09:34:56 GMT

    © BBC MMV
     
  2. JOSHB

    JOSHB TRIBE Member

    That does it, now Im really a loser who is sitting at home on a Friday night. :( :p
     
  3. Jeffsus

    Jeffsus TRIBE Member

    He looks ruff.

    -jM
    A&D
     
  4. that hair is awesome. It's like carrot top's only with more attitude.
     
  5. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

    is that phil spectre's brother?
     
  6. Rataxès

    Rataxès TRIBE Member

    WHRAAAAAAAAAAAA-rrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaRRRR!
     
  7. dvs

    dvs TRIBE Promoter

    great quote...

    "Whatever people say about America, it is still one of the most wonderful countries in the world, despite the politics, religion and everything else that goes on."


    :rolleyes:

    d
     
  8. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    he kinda looks like peter sellers and howard stern in one.



    [jai]
     
  9. kaniz

    kaniz TRIBE Member

    and exactly, why or how is this news worthy? loads of people become US citizens daily - big whoop.
     
  10. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

    ya know what is even sadder....i surprisingly knew that dudes name.....i need beer
     

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