In honor of actor Peter Mayhew’s 70th birthday, we asked Star Wars fans to share their favorite Chewbacca moments.
He’s been the man behind the seven-foot tall Wookiee for over three decades, and we can’t wait to see him return as Chewbacca in Star Wars: Episode VII! Chosen from fan submissions, here we count down our top 10 scenes starring everyone’s favorite big walking carpet.
10. When Han forces Chewie into the trash compactor. “Get in there, you big furry oaf! I don’t care what you smell!”
9. When Chewie punishes Lando Calrissian for his betrayal in Cloud City.
8. When Han and Chewie take back the Millenium Falcon with blasters and crossbows blazing.
7. When Chewbacca “thinks with his stomach” and springs the Ewok trap on Endor.
6. When the heroic wookiee gets the last line in Episode IV: A New Hope…but no medal
5. When he’s forced to watch Han Solo get frozen in Carbonite, and lets out an agonizing howl. Brings a tear to the eye!
4. When Chewie is finally reunited with a blind and defrosted Han, then lovingly grooms him. It’s such a touching moment!
3. When he attempts to reassemble C-3PO and ends up putting his head on backwards. It’s the thought that counts right?
2. When C-3PO suggests a new strategy to R2-D2: “Let the wookiee win.”
and our number one best Chewbacca moment…
1. Car Wars with Hannah Solo
Ok, so this one might not be from the films but we just couldn’t resist this fan submitted video of the adorable 2-year-old Hannah Solo and her wookiee father/copilot!
“Laugh it up, Fuzzball”
“Punch it, Chewy!”
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