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You can’t win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.

– Ben Kenobi, A New Hope

Today we remember Peter Diamond at his birthday (born 1929, died 2004)

Peter Diamond was born in England, UK and was the stunt coordinator for A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. He was the one inventing the combat style for fighting with lightsabers. But he also played a Tusken Raider, a Mos Eisley Cantina patron, a stormtrooper, a snowtrooper, a scout trooper and a Weequay in the Original Trilogy.

Read an interview with him at The Force Net or see him talk about the stunts.

URoRRuR’R’R is the Tusken Raider attacking Luke Skywalker when he is looking for the missing R2-D2 on Tatooine.

Garouf Lafoe is a patron in the Mos Eisley Cantina and the one that inform the stormtrooper about the incident with the lightsaber.

Corporal Prescott was a Death Star trooper in the detention block during the rescue of Leia. He was the third Casualty in the turmoil.

Weequay Skiff Master on the first skiff at Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge team.