29 Celebrities you did not know starred in Star Wars

These celebs had small roles or cameos in George Lucas’ space opera franchise

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Simon Pegg

29 Celebrities you did not know starred in Star Wars 1

Simon Pegg, who currently stars as Benji Dunn in the Mission: Impossible film series, played the CGI character Unkar Plutt in The Force Awakens. A member of the Crolute species, Unkar was a junk boss who bought weapons, gears, and scraps of Rebel and Imperial ships that had crashed during the Battle of Jakku. In the movie, Rey’s parents sold her to Unkar to keep her hidden from Emperor Palpatine’s (Ian McDiarmid) followers.

Pegg, who is also known for co-writing and starring in the Three Flavors Cornetto film trilogy: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013), also voiced the original trilogy bounty hunter, Dengar, in Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 4, episode 20, title Bounty.