Star Wars: Dr. Evazan Actor Alfie Curtis Passes Away

28 December, 2017, 00:53 | Author: Miranda Cannon
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Curtis's scene in Mos Eisley's Cantina is a fan favorite, when Skywalker, played my Mark Hamill in the 1977 film, accidentally bumps into Ponda Baba, Dr. Evazan's partner in crime.

Alfie Curtis passed away aged 87Who was Alfie Curtis? "As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was amusing, kind & a real gentleman", Hamill - who stars in most recent Star Wars film The Last Jedi - wrote. The cause of death was not revealed.

Alfie Curtis was born in London in 1930.

The character of Dr. Evazan then later appeared in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. "Thanks Alf - you'll be missed". The George Lucas-created character was once a "promising plastic surgeon whose unorthodox methods ended up harming his patients more than hurting them", prompting him to turn to smuggling, piracy and drinking in bars with unsavory space fugitives.

"We are wanted men".

That was Cornelius Evazan, the intimidating Cantina actor played b Curtis. Watch his memorable Star Wars scene below.

A third stated: "The bar scene in #StarWars remains one of the coolest sequences ever committed to film".

Curtis' other movie credits include the 1980s TV series "Cribb" and "The Elephant Man" production from 1980.

"His "I don't like you either" line was absolute perfection".

According to the BBC, news of Curtis' death broke Tuesday evening (12/26).


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