Mark Hamill auditioned for the role of Mozart in the movie adaptation of ‘Amadeus’ after playing the role on broadway, but was rejected after a studio executive said, “I don’t want Luke Skywalker in this film”.

Mark Hamill

Mark Richard Hamill (/ˈhæmɪl/; born September 25, 1951) is an American actor, voice actor, and writer. He is known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series, winning three Saturn Awards for the role. His other film appearances include Corvette Summer (1978) and The Big Red One (1980). Hamill has also appeared on stage in several theater productions, primarily during the 1980s.

He is a prolific voice actor who has portrayed characters in many animated television series, films, and video games. Hamill is known for his long-standing role as DC Comics’ the Joker, commencing with Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1994), Fire Lord Ozai in Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008) and Skips in Regular Show (2010–2017).

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12 thoughts on “Mark Hamill auditioned for the role of Mozart in the movie adaptation of ‘Amadeus’ after playing the role on broadway, but was rejected after a studio executive said, “I don’t want Luke Skywalker in this film”.”

  1. andybak

    Much as I love Mark Hammill, the movie is nearly flawless so I can’t be sad.

  2. mugfantoo

    That happens to lots of actors who had one role that blew up. It’s hard to overcome that.

  3. cwoodaus17

    I’m as huge a Mark Hamill fan as can be, but even he would have to admit that Tom Hulce gave the performance of a lifetime in that role.

  4. scottdenis

    I’m sure this has happened to this dude countless times, on the other hand being Luke Skywalker is pretty awesome. In interviews I’ve heard with him he seems to have pretty good attitude about the whole thing.

  5. joncornelius

    Tom Hulce absolutely crushed that role though. Amadeus is an amazing film.

  6. weeddealerrenamon

    Stories like this make it so much more clear why he shunned leading man roles and did stuff like voice acting. I’m sure the star wars movies made him rich for life anyway

  7. jacopoliss

    Is that the guy from ‘Corvette Summer’?

  8. Shadeauxmarie

    I can’t see anyone but Tom Hulce as Mozart. But I would have loved to see Tim Curry play Mozart on stage.

  9. jesterspaz

    Amadeus is a great flick.

  10. xxkoloblicinxx

    This is why Mark Hamill got a little upset by the “Only actor whose career wasn’t ruined by these films” joke in the family guy trilogy.

    He had a good career… as a voice actor.

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