From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (Yoda)

Yoda’s creator based the character’s design off of his own face

In order to create Yoda, makeup artist Stuart Freeborn looked inward and found a look that he thought would work well on the swamp planet of Dagobah. Freeborn’s work can be seen throughout the early films of Stanley Kubrick and even in Superman, but he’s most remembered for his Star Wars designs. In fact, it was his work creating the apes in 2001: A Space Odyssey that won him the job on Star Wars where he went on to design hairy space pirate Chewbacca. However, when it came to creating Yoda he moved away from giant hairy animals and made something a little closer to what he saw in the mirror. The mirror image is strong with this one. 

There is never a time
to stop learning new things

Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

9 thoughts on “From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (Yoda)

      1. some people are so clever, Don, so gifted ; but the funny thing is you never know what you’ve created till it’s out there, and it makes its mark — or doesn’t; it’s a whirligig of chance —


      2. By my teeth

        My teef I is a hanging
        I is hanging by
        Will I reach Poet Laureate
        Laureate will I?

        Hang on there noble poet
        Laureate look high
        Nonsense does await you
        Await you in the sky

        John. Someone has predicted my post-humus Laureateship? In the sky?. That means I am headed for heaven? How nice…..

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