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Evacuate now? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances!

– Grand Moff Tarkin, A New Hope

Today we remember Peter Cushing at his birthday (born 1913, died 1994, 11 August)

Peter Cushing was born in England, UK and played Grand Moff Tarkin in A New Hope. He is also famous for playing Van Helsing, Frankenstein, Dracula, Dr Who and Sherlock Holmes among a lot of other. Read more about Peter Cushing and his work at his official website.

The costume boots he had to wear as Grand Moff Tarkin were too small and hurt his feet. Peter Cushing asked if he could wear slippers instead and George Lucas agreed. In every scene were we cannot see his feet he wears slippers. Rumors say that it was fluffy bunny slippers. But this picture shows that he used other slippers, at least sometimes.

Peter Cushing wearing slippers

Peter Cushing wearing slippers

Grand Moff (Wilhuff) Tarkin was an Imperial governor and a brilliant and ruthless tactician. He died when the first Death Star was destroyed.