Unlucky: Mark Hamill
As any intelligent, clear-eyed “Star Wars” nerd could tell you, the series’ ostensible hero, Luke Skywalker (Hamill, pictured left), while worth rooting for in an archetypal way, is somewhat bland and occasionally whiny, while the surly renegade Han Solo (Harrison Ford) is easily the more magnetic and dynamic protagonist of the franchise.
Perhaps that’s as good an explanation as any for why Ford went on after “Star Wars” to become one of the world’s biggest movie stars while poor Hamill became a has-been capable of exciting only swarms of lightsaber-wielding sci-fi-convention attendees. To be fair, Hamill has lately found a comfortable niche in the world of voice-over acting, including a prominent stint voicing the Joker on “Batman: The Animated Series” [pictured right]. But let’s face it—that’s fodder for future editions of Trivial Pursuit.