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Was the amount Harrison Ford was paid for Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope
The sound of the TIE Fighter engines is actually the sound of an elephant call mixed with the sounds of a car driving on wet pavement.
A disco version of the Star Wars theme became a No. 1 hit in 1977, and held the spot for two weeks.
George Lucas came up with the name R2-D2 while filming American Graffiti. A member of the sound crew asked him to retrieve reel #2 of the second dialogue track, which in the parlance would be, “Could you get R2-D2 for me?”
Chewbacca was inspired by George Lucas's dog.
“The stories are all true. I had a large dog named Indiana,” he said. “A malamute, an Alaskan malamute, and he would ride around in the car in the front seat. Not driving. I loved that image.”
George Lucas at Star Wars Celebration 2017 confirming that Chewbacca was inspired by his dog.