Which was obviously $25,000 well sacrificed, considering what Star Wars would go on to achieve.
This caused problems for Revenge of the Sith, which was to feature a CGI post-death Cushing – the artists struggled to find full body, full costume shots of Cushing to work from, and a heavily made-up lookalike was used instead.
Steven Spielberg makes million from the Star Wars franchise, despite not being a part of production
Steven Spielberg made a bet with George Lucas, saying he d trade 2.5-percent of Star Wars for 2.5-percent of Close Encounters Lucas believing that Close Encounters would be the biggest film of all time .
Yoda was originally going to be played by a monkey
Not JUST a monkey, a monkey carrying a cane and wearing a mask.