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    Does Mark Hamill Get Royalties From ‘Star Wars’?

    Mark Hamill is an American actor, writer, and voice actor. He is best known for portraying the character of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars universe. Hamill began acting in the 1970s, initially appearing in the sitcom ‘The Texan Wheelers’ and the serial opera ‘General Hospital’. He gained global recognition through the 1977 film ‘Star Wars’ in which he played the role of Luke Skywalker. He has won accolades like a Daytime Emmy and three Saturn Awards for his performances in the sci-fi genre. Hamill has also voiced the character of Joker for many DC Universe projects.

    Mark Hamill was one of the highest-earning actors in the late 1970s and 1980s because of his huge paycheck for ‘Star Wars’. He was also earning a good amount because of voice acting in different shows and movies. In fact, his $650,000 paycheck for the first ‘Star Wars’ movie, if adjusted for inflation is worth $2.5 million, which is a huge amount. The ‘Star Wars’ movies have been rereleased multiple times and garnered many viewers each time. Hence, fans always wondered if the actor received any royalties from ‘Star Wars’ to this date.

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    Mark Hamill’s Star Wars’ Earnings?

    Actor Mark Hamill
    Actor Mark Hamill

    Mark Hamill acted in many ‘Star Wars’ movies like ‘The Force Awakens‘ and ‘The Last Jedi’ and has gotten a pretty hefty paycheck for them. In addition to the paycheck, the actors are also given a percentage of the profit the movie makes. Mark Hamill also received his paycheck as well as the profit percent (0.25%) from the Star Wars franchise. But because of the multiple rereleases of the movies, he has also received backend royalties from the franchise. The actors haven’t received royalties from TV or video releases.

    The amount of royalties the actor earns is not known to the public but we can assume that it is a good amount of money. We do know how much the actor has earned for the movies though. He earned $650,000 for the first ‘Star Wars’ movie. For ‘The Force Awakens‘ and ‘The Last Jedi’, he has earned $1-3 million each. He has earned a seven-figure amount for each of the films.

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    Salaries Of Other ‘Star Wars’ Actors

    Adam Driver in Star Wars
    Adam Driver in Star Wars

    Other stars who starred along with Mark Hamill in the original trilogy like Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford did not earn as much as Mark Hamill. Rather they earned just $10,000 for the first movie. Harrison Ford did later get approximately $20 million for the sequel trilogy. The highest-paid actor during the original film’s release was Alec Guinness who got $3.3 million dollars for the first film.

    For the sequel trilogy that came in the 21st century, many actors like Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver were cast in the films. They already were famous before the trilogy so they bagged $750,000 paychecks each per movie for the sequel trilogy along with the profit percent cuts. Newcomers like John Boyega and Daisy Ridley who were cast in the Sequel trilogy were paid $100,000 to $300,000 for the movies.

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    Swarangi Gadekar
    Swarangi Gadekar
    Swarangi Gadekar is a Content Writer at First Curiosity. She likes watching and reading about everything - from a grisly murder to a slice-of-life comedy. You can often find her in a blanket staring at the laptop, shocked at the thrilling ride that a nice thriller can take you on.

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