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'Star Wars' Stars: Then & Now

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NOW: Kenny Baker

The 3’8” British actor appeared in all six “Star Wars” movies, not only as R2-D2, but also as Paploo, the Ewok who steals an Imperial speeder bike in “Return of the Jedi.” In the 1990s, he enjoyed stints as both a successful stand-up comedian and a harmonica player in a dance band. In 2009, he released an autobiography that he peddles at “Star Wars” conventions – but not ones attended by C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels, with whom he has a very nasty public feud. Despite the feud, Baker will officially reprise his role as R2-D2 in the 2015 "Episode VII" sequel. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo by Reed Saxon/AP Images)

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