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Hamill: 'Lucas a victim of own success'

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Mark Hamill has called his Star Wars director George Lucas "a victim of his own success".

Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, the actor suggested that Lucas's Star Wars franchise has prevented him from making low-budget features such as his earlier critically-acclaimed works American Graffiti and THX 1138.

"I remember a time when George was talking about wanting to reidentify himself with young filmmakers with smaller, more modestly budgeted films," commented Hamill. "I don't know what happened to that because now he's doing a [Star Wars] cartoon series, he's going to do a live-action TV series, this is what I've heard."

He continued: "Maybe he just got his hands full and bit off more than he can chew. I go up and see the way his life is now and he's never alone. He has his own fire department at Skywalker Ranch. The moment he gets up there's someone going, 'You're meeting with the Belgian merchandises from 10.45 to 11.15. Then you have this and this...' It's totally changed I think he's no longer able to move among us mere mortals."

Hamill recalled that during the making of Star Wars he would often head out with Lucas to "pick up a cheeseburger and a root beer float".

"I tell people that work for him now that [and] they go, 'Really?!' He's a victim of his own success in a way - be careful what you wish for," Hamill said.

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Additional reporting by Mayer Nissim

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