Clairemont native, actor Mark Hamill getting star on Hollywood 'Walk of Fame'

Watch Mark Hamill Ignite a 'Star War' With Jimmy Kimmel On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

He's best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, the first of which happened to be his first feature film.

The "Star Wars" icon received his Hollywood Walk of Fame star Thursday, making him the 2,630th celebrity memorialized. True to form, Hamill was brimming with enthusiasm about the honor ("I haven't been speechless since Force Awakens, " said Hamill), and honorary Jedis Kelly Marie Tran and Billy Lourd were both present to help dedicate his new star.

The most bittersweet moment of the ceremony came when Harrison took a moment to shout out Carrie.

"There's a lot more people that showed up for my star!"

"These will be brief remarks because words truly fail me", Hamill said.

He ended his speech by praising Hamill for how he's lived his life and embraced it along the way. "He is extremely enthusiastic about everything he does, and that is exactly what I was looking for when I cast Luke Skywalker".

Watch Mark Hamill Ignite a 'Star War' With Jimmy Kimmel On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Watch: Mark Hamill destroys Kimmel's Hollywood walk of fame star and challenges him to a 'star war'

Before the ceremony Twitter user, @NJSimmondsTPK posted a tweet explaining how her seven-year-old daughter was very upset because she wanted to wear a Star Wars t-shirt to school but was too afraid her classmates would bully her for liking "boy stuff".

"If it wasn't for the genius of George Lucas, I wouldn't be standing here today", Hamill, 66, said. "He changed my life forever in a way that still reverberates today".

"You are with me through thick and thin and the highs and the lows and everywhere in between", Hamill says.

"If it weren't for the public, I'd be nowhere", said Hamill.

Hamill, who lends his voice to the villainous Joker in animated "Batman" and "Justice League" shows, punctuated his comments with a cackling Joker laugh. "And may the Force be with all of you".

"I prepared myself for this experience by going back and looking at the screen test that I did with Mark and I was surprised actually at how good he was".

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