One time, the FBI contacted Daniels as part of Operation Bullpen, asking for help convicting a forger. Why I should stick my neck out for you is far beyond my capacity! This is all your fault! : : Disney made a very smart move with The Force Awakens. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. I'm saved! [to R2-D2]  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. I am well-versed in all the customs... Uncle Owen But sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Wait a minute... What's that? : Shut down all the garbage smashers on the detention level! Shut down all the garbage smashers on the detention level, will ya? We seem to be made to suffer. C-3PO Help! Lock the door. 1977 Star Wars Green #207 C-3PO Anthony Daniels Error Condition is "Used". HAHA! Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) Anthony Daniels: C-3PO. Shut down all the garbage mashers on the detention level! Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? : It’s a film driven by unnecessary desires: from the space politics, to Boba Fett’s backstory, to Padmé and Anakin’s romance. Don't call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease. Hey, open the pressure maintenance hatch on unit number... where are we? 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. All right, shut up. Shop 1977 Star Wars - C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) #207 (Corrected) PSA 8 NM-MT (Graded Non-Sports Cards) and more music, movie, and TV memorabilia at Amazon's Entertainment Collectibles Store. 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. 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. : Protocol? Of course, audiences know that “darker” sometimes means that your protagonist-turned-villain becomes a “youngling”-murdering, amateur street magician-looking sourpuss. : That isn't very reassuring. My poor Master. [seeing a metalic transport craft shining in the distance]  C-3PO C-3PO Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Luke Skywalker 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. After Star Wars’ unexpected, overwhelming success, the man in the gold suit found himself left behind. Another time, a malfunctioning battery pack caused the actor to start being “baked alive”. Anthony Daniels (born February 21, 1946) is an English actor. Anthony Daniels (born 21 February 1946) is an English actor. I'll take this one. C-3PO Any divisiveness the film attracted certainly proved one thing: here’s a Star Wars film that actually took a creative risk. Not unless you can alter time, speed up the harvest or teleport me off this rock. Before you dismiss them as irritating merchandise opportunities, it’s worth remembering that they have absolutely no qualms about killing and eating people. Sir, my first job was programming binary load lifters, very similar to your vaporators in most respects. Technical Specs, [seeing a metalic transport craft shining in the distance]. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrgh! 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. I've just about had enough of you. In its first incarnation, it took more than two hours to put on. Daniels was part of the Star Wars team for several years and had been playing the same role since the release of A New Hope back in 1977. Where could they be? : C-3PO 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. Grrf. He had the card framed in gold and hung in his toilet. They shut down the main reactor. Master Luke, sir. C-3PO C-3PO C-3PO The Last Jedi is a soulful film told through some of the most striking cinematography of the entire franchise. C-3PO Plus, you have to admire the guts it takes to deliver an ending like that…. : George Lucas tapped into one of the most timeless qualities of storytelling: its ability to let us see and understand our own world through the eyes of another. 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Anthony Daniels, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. Daniels was at the centre of a dispute himself – with Richard Marquand, the director of Return of the Jedi. : Sir, if any of my circuits or gears will help, I'll gladly donate them. Join us as we sit down for a special interview with Star Wars’ one and only C-3PO, Anthony Daniels. https://www.forbes.com/pictures/egjd45egdff/harrison-ford-now Start your Independent Premium subscription today. He recalls walking out halfway through a screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey and asking for his money back. "What message"? You watch your language! Day 7: After 4 Decades in the C-3PO Suit, Anthony Daniels Is Star Wars’ Most Special Effect of All Day 8: What We Learned About The Force Awakens from the New Star Wars Books Uncle Owen The original films were plagued by tensions between producers and directors. 28 more photos Quotes . : It wasn't my fault, sir, please don't deactivate me. I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story by Anthony Daniels is published by DK, and is available in hardback now. Daniels would have to remain suited for the entire day’s filming, unable to sit or relax. : Autograph-hunting is a lucrative business, and there are no shortage of false signatures floating around the internet. Not, as many would assume, between C-3PO and his squat robot counterpart R2-D2, but between Daniels and his own character – the fussy golden droid who helped change the face of sci-fi cinema forever. Go that way. : The average Anthony Daniels is around 53 years of age with around 50% falling in to the age group of 51-60. I think I'm melting! Alden Ehrenreich picks up on enough of Harrison Ford’s mannerisms to sell the character without sliding into imitation, while Donald Glover is a scene stealer from the very moment he walks on screen as Lando Calrissian. It’s the place where it all began. He is best known for his role as the droid C-3PO in the Star Wars series of films made between 1977 and 2005. 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. No, I don't think he likes you at all. Science Fiction. [to R2-D2]  Anakin’s arc here comes to a whimper of an ending, underlined by the much-derided decision to have Darth Vader’s first moments onscreen involve him howling “Noooooo!” up to the sky like a mournful hound. : 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. C-3PO Is there anything I can do? Value Auction Price Totals. C-3PO 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. : And don't let me catch you following me begging for help because you won't get it. : Chewbacca Daniels wore a curved plate around his neck as part of C-3PO's distinctive costume throughout the film. C-3PO The Star Wars franchise has only become the success it is today because of how purely revolutionary the first instalment was as a piece of Hollywood filmmaking. By the time The Force Awakens rolled around, technical advances meant it took just six seconds for him to don the costume. He says he's found the main control to the power beam that's holding the ship here; he'll try to make the precise location appear on the monitor. Han Solo C-3PO As a Star Wars ever-present, Daniels was witness to many of the feuds and mishaps that occurred throughout the saga. Browse Anthony Daniels’s best-selling audiobooks and newest titles. C-3PO : His regard for the film crew wasn’t great, either – spending much of the day motionless in his Threepio cladding, Daniels was treated by many as a sort of humanoid prop. It's coarse and rough and irritating – and it gets everywhere.”. Did you hear that? What I really need is a droid who understands the binary language of moisture vaporators. C-3PO Chewbacca : We're doomed. : Shipped with USPS First Class. 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. But Daniels had never been a fan of the genre. Hey! A C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) neck plate from George Lucas' Star Wars: A New Hope. No, I don't like you either. Wookiees are known to do that. : We'll be destroyed for sure. C-3PO The accused man had slipped up when he told an undercover agent he could procure a personalised signature from Alec Guinness – who had been dead for many years. : 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. Official Sites : Wake up! Company Credits And there will be arguments about the arguments. A power loss at one of the terminals will allow the ship to leave. What A New Hope built up by making us fall in love with these characters, The Empire Strikes Back recouped in sharing with us their pain and their fears. Towards the end of the memoir, he discusses the forthcoming Rise of Skywalker, the ninth and final Star Wars film in the so-called trilogy of trilogies. I don't know what all this trouble is about, but I'm sure it must be your fault. ** A pictorial and video celebration of history's coolest kids, everything from beatniks to bikers, mods to rude boys, hippies to ravers. 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. A transport? 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. [translating for R2]  Showing all 77 items Jump to: Photos (51) Quotes (26) Photos . 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. We found 668 records in 50 states for Anthony Daniels in the US. LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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. : : Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. C-3PO : Han Solo : The stage actor worried that the role was “beneath him”. C-3PO C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels hasn't gone quite as hard on The Rise of Skywalker as Boyega, ... Star Wars - The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray] [1977] [Region Free] Disney/Lucasfilm Amazon. Out of school, he appeared in a production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead – a rehearsal of sorts for Star Wars. That said, Ewan McGregor confirms here that he managed to escape the franchise largely unscathed, as this instalment sees him have the most fun with the clunky dialogue (see: “Hello there!” and “I have the high ground!”). In his new memoir, the actor recounts his life and career in a galaxy far, far away, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. He made a fair move. Can you speak Bocce? Did we really need to know how we got the name “Solo”? C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) 1977 Topps Star Wars Green 4th Series #207 C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) ERROR Card. There’s a lot to wrap up in the concluding chapter of the original trilogy. : : As the first Star Wars film of a new generation, it not only had to make its own mark, but feel familiar enough that it welcomed fans back with open arms. Over here! The pod race – it’s a good scene! G was Threepio.”. C-3PO Use the comlink? Help! : Why, insert a revelation that Luke and Leia are, in fact, brother and sister! Daisy Ridley’s Rey, John Boyega’s Finn, and Oscar Isaac’s Poe honour Star Wars's past while striding into its unknown future. 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. | : Why, it's my primary function, sir. : : Daniels also recalls some of the many strange Star Wars merchandising choices, including a C-3PO-branded cereal, and a ceramic statuette of a haunched Threepio, sticky tape streaming from between his parted legs. He would, foreseeably, love it, and writes eagerly of his time on the Episode IX set. C-3PO 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. : C-3PO Uncle Owen It also helps that the film has landed on a villain like Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), whose drive and complexity may see him surpass even Darth Vader by the end of his story in Episode IX. Sidelined, suffocated, and nearly baked alive: The story of the man who didn’t want to play C-3PO. Luke Skywalker Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Do you copy? Despite Threepio’s diminished role in 2017’s The Last Jedi, Daniels also ran a “droid school”, instructing and coordinating the film’s other robots-to-be. When the suit was first being elaborately fitted, the actor had to make “mooing” sounds to alert the crew-members whenever an errant hand impeded the small airway to his mouth. 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" … [a diagram of the power terminal appears on the screen]. But C-3PO wasn’t an amazing display of animatronics with a unique and unforgettable voice-over. 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. nthony Daniels was never meant to be a sci-fi star. At first, Lucas didn’t warm to Daniel’s take on the voice, inviting 30 other actors (including Richard Dreyfuss) for auditions. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. It's not wise to upset a Wookiee. And this is my counterpart R2D2. Indeed, the actor seems far removed from his uptight metal counterpart – with tales of sneaking off in a dune buggy while on the set of the Sarlacc pit, wandering on to the snowy set of The Shining during Return of the Jedi, and breaking into a Star Wars prop exhibition to correct a misassembled Threepio suit. 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. In many ways, Star Wars was an unlikely choice for Daniels. I suppose you're programmed for etiquette and protocol. Darth Maul is all looks, zero follow through – it’s embarrassing to act like you’ve won, only to be cut in half and sent hurtling down an exhaust pipe – but his inclusion in the film did introduce one of the best musical themes in Star Wars history, John Williams’s “Duel of the Fates”. The British actor with a model of his character in Paris last month, The prequel trilogy has lived on in infamy, but the true low point of this low point in the Star Wars franchise must be Attack of the Clones, the dry, crusted middle of the cinematic sandwich. C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in 1977's "Star Wars." : [to R2-D2]  The Empire Strikes Back is remarkable in its ability to pursue real emotional stakes. C-3PO I was... Uncle Owen : 3263827! : : 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. C-3PO [C-3PO is tangled up in wires after a run-in with tie fighters]. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? The now-72-year-old actor was clearly feeling very sentimental after the final episode in which his communication droid character would finally come to an end. As a reminder, he handed out customised matchboxes with “3PO IS HUMAN!” written on them, to no real avail. 3PO? What? Still, he was ensnared by Ralph McQuarrie’s striking concept art, particularly the image of C-3PO. [Luke, Leia and Han start laughing hysterically; it sounds like screaming]. C-3PO | That said, there’s still plenty of charm to be found here and the Ewoks aren’t all that bad. Because his mouth was muffled by Threepio’s headpiece, all of the android’s dialogue was recorded in post-production. More frivolously, Daniels got into a prank-based tit-for-tat with the film’s still photographer, Ralph Nelson, even once rigging an explosive squib under the sleeping Nelson’s chair. 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. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. C-3PO : Just you reconsider playing that message for him! : “I… errr… never thought of Threepio being a British butler,” he said, although, of course, he would come around to the idea. Luke Skywalker When Daniels found his name as the answer to a question on Trivial Pursuit, he thought “it was official – I truly was a triviality”. [R2-D2 and Chewbacca are playing the holographic game aboard the Millennium Falcon]. Oh my! There will be arguments. 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. Also backed by HollywoodMemorabilia.com's Authenticity Guarantee. As well as the perennial danger of falling down, the suit risked permanent nerve damage, and nearly suffocated Daniels on a number of occasions. : Anthony Daniels (February 21, 1946-) is the only actor to have acted in all six of the Star Wars … The result is a few odd turns for the sake of plot convenience. Filming & Production 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. Will you shut up and listen to me! Director JJ Abrams, like the hero of an ancient prophecy, was destined to make both enemies and allies with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. C-3PO C-3PO C-3PO Daniels is the only actor who will have appeared in all nine movies of the saga. The former carpenter caused a lengthy delay while the set was repainted. Oh, he excels at that, sir. In I Am C-3PO, we see a snapshot of a changing industry. Star Wars has become so iconic because, even on such a grand scale, we know and relate to the emotions at hand – fear, love, or a desire to do what’s right. C-3PO As the neurotic, gold-plated robot, Anthony Daniels was an accidental witness to a great interstellar story, writes Louis Chilton. : I forgot, I turned it off. Shut them *all* down, hurry! : : : Daniels speaks highly of many of his fellow actors, especially Sir Alec Guinness – who offered him a share of his generous per diem when they arrived in Tunisia for Episode IV – and Mark Hamill, for whom he felt an instant affection. 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