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Mark Hamill is a man of many voices. With such a big part of his career being dedicated to voice acting there's no wonder that Hamill is great with impressions. One of the impressions that he seems to enjoy the most is his co-star Harrison Ford. However, not everybody is a fan of the impression. Specifically, Harrison Ford doesn't love when he hears Hamill trying to be him. Ford apparently doesn't feel the impression is accurate. According to Hamill...
I'm not sure how fond Harrison is of my impression. One time he said to me, 'I don't sound anything like that.'
Mark Hamill became a household name thanks to the Star Wars trilogy and now he's back in the role that made him famous. However, in between Star Wars movies, a large part of Mark Hamill's career has been dedicated to voice acting. He's probably best known for voicing The Joker on Batman: The Animated Series in the 1990s, Hamill's portrayal of the voice became so iconic that he was used again and again for additional animated series, video games, and films.
Mark Hamill spoke about his impression of his Star Wars co-star during his solo panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando (via Variety) over the weekend. If you've never heard Hamill's impression of Harrison Ford, it's a fairly hilarious thing to experience. It's essentially just a quiet mumbling where the individual words are mostly unintelligible. We're not going to say that's exactly what Harrison Ford sounds like all the time, but certainly, there have been times when the impression is pretty spot on. You can hear Hamill's version in the interview clip below at about the 2:29 mark.
We can totally understand why Harrison Ford might not be the biggest fan of the impression, of course, impressions are supposed to be exaggerations of a person for comedic effect, and in that regard, it's a perfect impression. Harrison Ford never speaks in such a way as to be impossible to understand, but in interviews and in some roles he absolutely will speak in a much lower register. It gives his dialogue a rough edge, which is clearly what he's going for, but it also makes the impression work.
We hope Harrison Ford takes the impression with the good humor with which it is intended. Clearly Mark Hamill has an affection for his co-star, otherwise, why bother talking about him at all?