Star Wars VII cast – and beyond: Episodes 7-9 : a selection of actors and actresses who could play Jedi, Sith or other characters

by ant-kay | created - 02 Mar 2013 | updated - 28 Apr 2014 | Public

This is a list of actors who I think would be very suitable to play characters in the new Star Wars trilogy, Epsiodes VII - IX, whether it be as Sith or Jedi or other part such as Imperials etc.

In the new movies I'd like to see the Stormtroopers armed with lightsabres, as per Ralph McQuarrie's original concept drawings. It would also be interesting to finally reveal the mysterious Dark Jedi...

1. Christopher Walken

Actor | Hairspray

Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter (1978), and has been seen in mostly character roles, often ...

To play the main Sith villain, naturally. It would be nice to see him appear, especially considering he was rumoured to have done a screen test for Han Solo, or play Darth Bane in the past.

2. Gina Carano

Actress | Haywire

From pioneering women's MMA to blazing a trail in movies, GINA CARANO is one of Hollywood's most unique rising stars. Carano began her training with Muay Thai to competitive MMA, where she competed in Strikeforce and EliteXC. Her popularity led to her being called the "Face of Women's MMA" and she ...

Athletic Jedi Knight or Sith apprentice, highly skilled in the martial arts, just like the very popular Ray Park. She could even very suitably play one of the Skywalker clan. Alternatively, she could play a superb Imperial Officer / Captain.

3. Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor | Inception

Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains (1985) and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3 (1991), to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s,...

Jedi hero, of course. Has to be, but perhaps a bit of a tearaway... Perhaps one of the Skywalker family carrying Vader's genetics?

4. Hiroyuki Sanada

Actor | Tasogare Seibei

Hiroyuki Sanada was born on the 12th of October, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Game of Chance (1965) (Shin'ichi Chiba played the lead role.) Sanada's father died when he was 11. Sanada joined Japan Action Club, organized and run by Sonny Chiba, when he was 12. Sanada first ...

Jedi Master - takes you back to what the Jedi Knights were based on - Samurai. He could also lead a suitable vehicle for the Star Wars spins offs.

5. Tom Hiddleston

Actor | The Avengers

Thomas William Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London, to English-born Diana Patricia (Servaes) and Scottish-born James Norman Hiddleston. His mother is a former stage manager, and his father, a scientist, was the managing director of a pharmaceutical company. He started off at the preparatory ...

A great choice for a Dark Jedi character who turns from good to evil, with a very high level of lightsabre skills, but maybe an outsider due to his appearances in Thor / Avengers movies? However, now James Spader is taking over as the main villain what better time than to hire Tom? A superb actor at any rate, and a top addition to the Star Wars franchise... I know he would be very popular.

6. Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Actor | Den 12. mann

Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born Jonathan Michael Meyers on July 27, 1977, in Dublin, Ireland, to Mary Geraldine (Meyers) and John O'Keeffe, a musician. He and his family moved to County Cork, Ireland, when the actor was nearly a year old, and then, at the age of 3, his father left the family, leaving...

He would be perfect playing an unbalanced Jedi Knight turning to the Darkside to become one of the Dark Jedi... Son of Solo / Darth Cadeus?

Update (May 2013) – He's been selected as the first possible, official new Star Wars actor – Let's hope so, as I'm sure he would do real justice to a role – Watch this space!!

7. Chloë Grace Moretz

Actress | Let Me In

Chloë Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Teri (Duke), a nurse, and McCoy Lee Moretz, a plastic surgeon. She has four brothers, all older, including actor Trevor Duke-Moretz. Her ancestry is mostly German and English.

Chloë's first two appearances were as Violet in two episodes of the ...

She can certainly kick ass!! – Jaina Solo perhaps?

8. Mads Mikkelsen

Actor | Hannibal

Mads Mikkelsen's great successes parallel those achieved by the Danish film industry since the mid-1990s. He was born in Østerbro, Copenhagen, to Bente Christiansen, a nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a banker.

Starting out as a low-life pusher/junkie in the 1996 success Pusher (1996), he slowly grew ...

Proved himself as a great Bond villian - now how about for the next SW trilogy as a Sith Lord, or even an Admiral for the darkside? He would rule the fleet with an iron fist for sure. He has already been mentioned as perfect to the part of Darth Malgus or another Darth character.

9. Rosie Marcel

Actress | Holby City

Rosie Marcel was born on May 6, 1977 in Roehampton, London, England as Rosie Ellen Celine Marcel. She is an actress, known for Holby City (1999), Holby Blue (2007) and The Castle of Adventure (1990). She has been married to Ben Stacey since March 27, 2013. They have one child. She was previously ...

Surely destined to play Asajj Ventress or Darth Talon? Her piercing eyes say everything. Her high cheek bones add an extra menacing dimension to her look. She could play a terrifying Sith villain to the greatest effect. I reckon her character would embody all that the darkside represents, and, as a result, she could bring alive one of the most famous cult Star Wars characters on a par with Darth Maul, even with her own spin off eventually perhaps? The franchise needs more female heroes... and villains.

10. Pippa Bennett-Warner

Actress | Wakefield

Pippa Bennett-Warner was born on July 23, 1988 in Banbury, England. She is an actress, known for Wakefield (2016).

Daughter or neice of Lando

11. Ethan Hawke

Actor | Training Day

Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas, to Leslie Carole (Green), a charity worker, and James Steven Hawke, an insurance actuary. His parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but divorced when Ethan was 5 years old. His mother raised him alone for the ...

Highly under-racted actor who is well overdue for Star Wars action. - He could maybe even play a younger Han Solo?

12. Jeremy Renner

Actor | The Hurt Locker

Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of...

A cheeky rouge, Han Solo type character.

13. Jennifer Lawrence

Actress | The Hunger Games

Was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016. With her films grossing over $5.5 billion worldwide, Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actor of her generation. She is also thus far the only person born in the 1990s to have won an acting Oscar.

Jennifer Shrader ...

Suitable to play a tough Princess or young Jedi Knight apprentice. Daughter of Solo or Skywalker even? She even looks like she could be the offspring of Han Solo and Leia.

14. Shia LaBeouf

Actor | Transformers

Shia Saide LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, California, to Shayna (Saide) and Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf, and is an only child. His mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while his father has Cajun (French) ancestry. His parents are divorced. He started his career by doing stand-up comedy around ...

Jedi, all action hero.

15. Emily Blunt

Actress | Edge of Tomorrow

Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is a British actress known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Young Victoria (2009), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and The Girl on the Train (2016), among many others.

Blunt was born on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England, the second of ...

Star Wars Princess... or Jedi knight?

16. Max Beesley

Actor | Homeland

Max Beesley was born on April 16, 1971 in Burnage, England as Maxton Gig Beesley Jr. He is an actor, known for Homeland (2011), Suits (2011) and Jamestown (2017). He is married to Jennifer Beesley. They have one child.

Great British actor. Perfect to play a lovable rogue.

17. Freema Agyeman

Actress | Doctor Who

Freema Agyeman was born on March 20, 1979 in London, England as Frema Agyeman. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (2005), Law & Order: UK (2009) and Sense8 (2015).

Daughter or neice of Lando

18. Bradley Cooper

Actor | A Star Is Born

Bradley Charles Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the ...

Laid back action hero to save the Jedi from the Sith. Just like Han Solo, perhaps a bit of a gambler too?...

19. William Fichtner

Actor | Crash

A small-town guy with a big heart, William Fichtner has been captivating the hearts of Western New Yorkers for decades. Bill was born in 1956 on Long Island, New York, to Patricia A. (Steitz) and William E. Fichtner. He is of German, Irish, and English descent.

Fichtner was raised in Cheektowaga, ...

Evil Sith Lord without a doubt.

20. Terrence Howard

Actor | Hustle & Flow

Terrence Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His love for acting came naturally, through summers spent with his great-grandmother, New York stage actress Minnie Gentry. He later began his acting career ...

Already part of the Lucasfilm family in Red Tails, I think Terrence has plenty of potential to be a Star Wars hero, perhaps a loveable rogue like Lando... Jedi trainer, or even as an outright baddie? In my opinion highly under-rated.

21. Kevin Spacey

Actor | L.A. Confidential

Kevin Spacey Fowler, better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in...

Perfect to play a corrupt senator.

22. Hari Dhillon

Actor | Entrapment

Hari Dhillon was born in 1968 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Entrapment (1999), Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) and This Is Us (2016). He is married to Lara. They have one child.

Another highly under-rated actor, it's high time Hari made it really big in Hollywood... starting with Star Wars as a Rebel Alliance Commander. (He currently plays Michael Spence in Holby City, BBC TV)

23. Eva Green

Actress | Casino Royale

French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar (1966). Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of French...

Eva could bring her beauty and sophistication to the Star Wars saga, either on the good side, or the bad. I could imagine her just as good as a power crazy Imperial Officer, as well as a Queen or Princess.

24. Craig Parker

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Craig Parker was born on November 12th 1970 in Suva, Fiji and now lives in New Zealand. He is best know for his part as Haldir the Elf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, although he had a part in the 1993 film of Stephen King's "Tommyknockers".

Jedi Knight hero. An excellent addition to the Star Wars franchise as he is very popular with film fans.

25. Camilla Arfwedson

Actress | The Little Stranger

Camilla Arfwedson was born in 1981 in Westminster, London, England. She is an actress, known for The Little Stranger (2018), The Duchess (2008) and Holby City (1999).

Up and coming star - one to look out for. To play Sith or Jedi.

26. Steve Buscemi

Actor | Fargo

Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Dorothy (Wilson), a restaurant hostess, and John Buscemi, a sanitation worker. He is of Italian (father) and English, Dutch, and Irish (mother) descent. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to...

Evil Sith Lord... There's no question about it!

27. Luke Evans

Actor | Dracula Untold

Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales, and grew up in Aberbargoed, in the south of Wales. He is the son of Yvonne (Lewis) and David Evans. He moved to Cardiff at the age 17. He then won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, and graduated in 2000.

He starred in many of London's West End...

Villain or goodie / part of the Solo clan perhaps?

28. Verne Troyer

Actor | The Love Guru

With a decades-long career as an actor and stuntman, Verne Troyer was best known for playing "Mini-Me," Dr. Evil's smaller and more concentrated pure evil protégé, in the hit comedies Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), and for his role in Harry ...

The next R2-D2?, Ewok?, Yoda?... you name it. Soothsayer even?

29. Natalie Dormer

Actress | Game of Thrones

Natalie Dormer born 11 February 1982 is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series The Tudors (2007-10), as Margaery Tyrell on the HBO series Game of Thrones (2012-14), Irene Adler on the CBS series Elementary (2013-15), and as Cressida in the ...

Untrusting, manipulative, Princess, or a Jedi Knight apprentice? – Could be great as either I reckon.

30. Douglas Booth

Actor | Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Douglas John Booth is an English actor. Booth was born in London, England, the son of Vivien (De Cala), an artist, and Simon Booth, who works in shipping for Citigroup. He has appeared on English television as (Christopher and His Kind (2011), Great Expectations (2011)), starred in the film Romeo &...

Son of Solo, or Skywalker

31. Mena Suvari

Actress | American Beauty

Mena Alexandra Süvari was born in Newport, Rhode Island to Candice (Thompson), a nurse, and Ando Süvari, a psychiatrist. Her father was Estonian and her mother is of Greek, Norwegian, and German descent. Mena was raised in a Rhode Island home that was built in 1870 and had early aspirations of ...

Talented Jedi Knight, a Twi'lek like Aayla Secura maybe?

32. Mark Wahlberg

Producer | The Fighter

American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to acclaimed actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed (2006) who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter (...

Never one to let you down... to play a resourceful Jedi Knight hero through and through.

33. Ray Park

Actor | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Ray Park was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved with his parents, younger brother and sister to London, England, at the age of seven. Ray always wanted to be in the movies, and be like their heroes. He also began to nurture a love for martial arts from the age of seven, when his father's fondness ...

Please bring him back as another character, or ideally as Darth Maul.

34. Julianne Moore

Actress | The Kids Are All Right

Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 3, 1960, the daughter of Anne (Love), a social worker, and Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper, colonel, and later military judge. Her mother moved to the U.S. in 1951, from Greenock, Scotland. Her father, from ...

Perfect to play Mara Jade, wife of Luke Skywalker

35. Cuba Gooding Jr.

Actor | Jerry Maguire

Cuba Gooding Jr. was born on January 2, 1968, in The Bronx, New York. His mother, Shirley (Sullivan), was a backup singer for The Sweethearts. His father, Cuba Gooding, was the lead vocalist for the R&B group The Main Ingredient, which had a hit with the song "Everybody Plays The Fool". His ...

To play a cheeky, likeable rogue like Lando. He has already worked with Lucasfilm on Red Tails. A superb actor beyond any doubt.

36. Christina Ricci

Actress | Casper

Precocious, outspoken child-teen starlet of the 1990s, Christina Ricci was born in 1980 in Santa Monica, California, the youngest of four children of Sarah (Murdoch), a realtor, and Ralph Ricci, a lawyer and therapist. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, and Scots-Irish ...

I'm sure she'd love to get her teeth into a challenging role as a dark jedi daughter of Skywalker, having carried the midicholorians on from her grandfather, Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader.

37. James Franco

Actor | 127 Hours

Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, a writer, artist, and actress, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of ...

A perfect apprentice to a new Sith Lord, or an Imperial Officer

38. Amy Adams

Actress | Arrival

Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as ...

I think Amy could fit the part of Mara Jade perfectly, or a family relation.

39. Mark Strong

Actor | Kingsman: The Golden Circle

British actor Mark Strong, who played Jim Prideaux in the 2011 remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), is often cast as cold, calculating villains. But before he became a famous actor, he intended to pursue a career in law.

Strong was born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia in London, England, to an ...

Consistently good in whatever he plays. He would be great as a tough Jedi Knight trainer, to get them into shape, or even as a General put in charge to build the next Death Star... who knows?!...

40. Joaquin Phoenix

Actor | Her

Joaquin Phoenix was born Joaquin Rafael Bottom in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family from New ...

Now apparently out of self induced retirement, and perfect to play a Dark Lord of the Sith. - Just remember how he ran the Empire in Gladiator! ... He could also suitably play a General leading the darkside.

41. Scarlett Johansson

Actress | Her

Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from a Jewish family from the Bronx, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, from Copenhagen. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter ...

Ever the beauty, but she proved she was no spring chicken in Avengers Assemble, so she could even be very suitable as the next all action Aayla Secura perhaps, or as a princess? How about even having her play the first female Imperial officer? ... Just imagine that! .... She's always a sight for sore eyes whatever she is in...

42. Dominic West

Actor | The Wire

Dominic West was born on October 15, 1969 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England as Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West. He is an actor and producer, known for The Wire (2002), Chicago (2002) and 300 (2006). He has been married to Catherine Fitzgerald since June 26, 2010. They have four children.

Evil Sith Lord. Very dark.

  • Just remember his role as Fred West!!

43. Monica Bellucci

Actress | Malèna

Monica Anna Maria Bellucci was born on September 30, 1964 in the Italian village of Città di Castello, Umbria, the only child of Brunella Briganti and Pasquale Bellucci. She originally pursued a career in the legal profession. While attending the University of Perugia, she modeled on the side to ...

Monica could add her beauty and finesse to the new Star Wars trilogy, but maybe as a darker character?

44. Benicio Del Toro

Actor | Sicario

Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican policeman in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000).

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Evil, Dark Lord, without hesitation.

45. Amber Heard

Actress | Aquaman

Amber Laura Heard was born in Austin, Texas, to Patricia Paige Heard (née Parsons), an internet researcher, and David C. Heard (David Clinton Heard), a contractor. She has English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Welsh ancestry.

Heard appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film, North Country (2005), ...

Very up and coming actress, very suitable to play a Jedi, related to the Skywalker family.

46. Kevin Bacon

Actor | Footloose

Kevin Norwood Bacon was born on July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Ruth Hilda (Holmes), an elementary school teacher, and Edmund Norwood Bacon, a prominent architect who was on the cover of Time Magazine in November 1964.

Kevin's early training as an actor came from The Manning Street. ...

He has to be included, not just because he is a brilliant, very talented all round actor, but also because he can play good or evil (in this case most suitable to play a Sith). Also because he can apparently be connected to everyone in Hollywood - or probably in this case, the Star Wars Universe! A possible contender for a younger General Tarkin character with those high cheek bones.

47. Rachel McAdams

Actress | The Notebook

Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17, 1978 in London, Ontario, Canada, to Sandra Kay (Gale), a nurse, and Lance Frederick McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover. She is of English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish descent. Rachel became involved with acting as a teenager and by the age of 13 ...

Perfect to play one of the Skywalker or Solo offspring

48. Michael Wincott

Actor | Basquiat

Widely respected among peers for his fearless commitment, Michael Anthony Claudio Wincott was born to an English father and Italian mother in Scarborough, a working class suburb of Toronto. His career began fortuitously in 1976 at the CBC, cast by Deidre Bowen, Clare Walker and director Mike Newell...

Perfect to play a very dark character

49. Diane Kruger

Actress | Inglourious Basterds

Diane Kruger was born Diane Heidkrüger in Algermissen, near Hildesheim, Germany, to Maria-Theresa, a bank employee, and Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger, a computer specialist. She studied ballet with the Royal Ballet in London before an injury ended her career. She returned to Germany and became a top ...

Jedi Knight Master ... a tough cookie to contend with.

50. Richard Roxburgh

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

Richard Roxburgh was born on January 23, 1962 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor and writer, known for Moulin Rouge! (2001), Van Helsing (2004) and Rake (2010). He has been married to Silvia Colloca since September 25, 2004. They have three children.

Jedi Master / Trainer

51. Chris Noth

Actor | Sex and the City

Two-time Golden Globe nominee and SAG Award nominated actor Chris Noth stars on Season 3 FX's critically acclaimed drama Tyrant (2014) and has two independent films coming out this year.

On Tyrant (2014), Noth enters the show in its third season premiering in July, starring as Gen. William Cogswell,...

I'm sure that Chris could play a fine Star Wars villain

52. Emma Stone

Actress | La La Land

Emily Jean "Emma" Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista (Yeager), a homemaker, and Jeffrey Charles Stone, a contracting company founder and CEO. She is of Swedish, German, and British Isles descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona...

Daughter of Skywalker or Solo

53. Ben Foster

Actor | Hell or High Water

Ben Foster was born October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gillian Kirwan and Steven Foster, restaurant owners. His younger brother is actor Jon Foster. His paternal grandparents were from Russian Jewish families that immigrated to Massachusetts (his grandfather became a prominent judge in ...

Potential Sith character

54. Billie Piper

Actress | Secret Diary of a Call Girl

Billie Piper studied at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. She caught the eyes of record producers who were interested in signing a young vocalist when she was the poster girl for the ad campaign of a British pop music magazine, "Smash Hits". She released her first single, "Because We ...

Billie has already proved a popular sci-fi actress with Doctor Who, so I'm sure she could do justice to the next planned Star Wars saga...

55. Matt Damon

Actor | Good Will Hunting

Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother, Kyle, a sculptor. His father was of English and ...

Tough Rebel Commander

56. Mila Kunis

Actress | Black Swan

Mila Kunis was born Milena Markovna Kunis to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California, ...

Princess, or a young Skywalker offspring perhaps?

57. Dominic Cooper

Actor | The Devil's Double

Dominic Edward Cooper was born and raised in Greenwich, London, England. His mother, Julie (Heron), is a nursery school teacher and a keen theater-goer. His father, Brian Cooper, is an auctioneer. They divorced when Dominic was age 5. His maternal great-grandfather was film enthusiast E.T. Heron, ...

Son of Solo?

58. Sam Witwer

Actor | The Mist

Sam Witwer headlines the SyFy series, Being Human, the U.S. adaptation of the popular British television series. The darkly humorous, provocative drama stars Sam as the heroic, "Aidan", a sensual and brooding vampire. His excellent work was noticed soon after the show's premiere, as Sam received a ...

The voice of Darth Maul. Apparently he has already asked for a screen test. Whether this is true is another matter, but he ceratinly has the right credentials. Some say he could suitably play Starkiller.

59. Alan Rickman

Actor | Die Hard

Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett), of English and Welsh descent, and Bernard Rickman, of Irish descent, who worked at a factory. Alan Rickman had an older brother (David), a younger brother (Michael), and a younger sister (Sheila). ...

Corrupt senator, or Sith master.

60. Tom Felton

Actor | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Tom Felton was born in Epsom, Surrey, to Sharon and Peter Felton. He has been acting since he was 8 years old at the suggestion of an actress friend of his family who recognized Felton's theatrical qualities. Felton met with an agent, and two weeks later, after auditioning with over 400 other ...

Jacen Solo, son of Han and Leia, or Ben Skywalker?

61. Andrew Lincoln

Actor | The Walking Dead

Andrew Lincoln is a British actor. Lincoln spent his early childhood in Hull, Yorkshire before his family relocated to Bath, Somerset when he was age 10. He was educated at Beechen Cliff School in Bath, and then the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. His father is a civil engineer...

He can be suave and sophisticated, or fun and laid back - he's an all round actor and making his name in the US in Walking Dead. Back home in the UK be was brilliant in Teachers and found fame in This Life. Without doubt one of the best actors around today.

I would pick him as a Jedi trainer – highly skilled in the ways of the force

62. Haley Joel Osment

Actor | The Sixth Sense

Haley Joel Osment is an American actor who has proven himself as one of the best young actors of his generation. He is the first millennial male to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting.

Osment was born in Los Angeles, California, to Theresa (Seifert), a teacher, and actor Eugene ...

Perfect to play an android character like Brent Spiner did as Data in Star Trek.

63. Sam Riley

Actor | Control

Sam Riley was born on January 8, 1980 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. He is an actor, known for Control (2007), Maleficent (2014) and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016). He has been married to Alexandra Maria Lara since August 8, 2009. They have one child.

Great, up and coming British actor. Suitable to play a dark Sith character or dark jedi, perhaps even one of the Solo clan?

64. Vera Farmiga

Actress | Up in the Air

Vera Farmiga is an American actress who has received an Academy Award nomination for her role in Up in the Air (2009) and Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her roles in Bates Motel (2013) and When They See Us (2019).

She was born Vera Ann Farmiga, the second of seven children, on August 6, 1973, ...

Resourceful hand maiden to the Queen or a Captain with jedi training for royal protection.

65. Robert Englund

Actor | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Veteran character actor Robert Englund was born in Glendale, California, to Janis (MacDonald) and John Kent Englund, an aeronautics engineer. Since 1973, Robert has appeared in over 75 feature films and starred in four TV series. He has starred alongside Oscar-winners Henry Fonda, Susan Sarandon ...

Could Robert shun the stereotyping of Freddie Kruger to do Star Wars? At any rate he could definitely fulfil a Sith role to full effect. He also happens to be a mate of Mark Hamill, so no better connection.

66. Don Johnson

Actor | Miami Vice

Best known for his starring role as Det. Sonny Crockett on the hugely successful TV series Miami Vice (1984), Don Johnson is one of the stars who really defined the 1980s. As James "Sonny" Crockett he went toe-to-toe with drug dealers, pimps, prostitutes, assassins, illegal arms-dealers and crooked...

Old time smuggling rogue friend of Han Solo? Don is long overdue a place right back in the limelight of Hollywood where he truly belongs.

67. Jaimie Alexander

Actress | Thor

Jaimie Alexander was born in Greenville, South Carolina, but moved with her family to Grapevine, Texas, when she was four years old. She took theatre classes in grade school as a hobby but was kicked out in high school because she could not sing, and so she took up sports instead. At age 17 she ...

To play a tough Imperial Officer. Definitely.

68. Brad Dourif

Actor | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Gaunt character actor Brad Dourif was born Bradford Claude Dourif on March 18, 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia. He is the son of Joan Mavis Felton (Bradford) and Jean Henri Dourif, a French-born art collector who owned and operated a dye factory. His father died when Dourif was three years old, ...

You've seen how good he is in LOTR, Dune and Alien Resurrection, so he's got to be a great choice to be in the next Star Wars trilogy.

69. Matthew Fox

Actor | Bone Tomahawk

Matthew Chandler Fox was born in Abington, Pennsylvania. His mother, Loretta B. (Eagono), was a schoolteacher, and his father, Francis G. Fox, was a consultant for an oil company, who raised longhorn cattle and horses and grew barley for Coors beer. He has Italian (from his maternal grandfather), ...

Han Solo type smuggler

70. Marisa Tomei

Actress | My Cousin Vinny

Marisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York, to Patricia "Addie" (Bianchi), a teacher of English, and Gary Tomei, a lawyer, both of Italian descent. Marisa has a brother, actor Adam Tomei. As a child, Marisa's mother frequently corrected her speech as to eliminate her heavy ...

Has the maturity, and beauty, to play a fine female Jedi Master/Princess

71. Matthew Goode

Actor | Stoker

Matthew William Goode (born 3 April 1978) is an English actor. His films include Chasing Liberty (2004), Match Point (2005), Imagine Me and You (2006), Brideshead Revisited (2008), Watchmen (2009), A Single Man (2009), Leap Year (2010), Stoker (2013) and The Imitation Game (2014). Goode also ...

He was great in Watchmen. So how about for the Star Wars saga too? I could imagine him playing a wise senator who supports the Jedi, or as an Imperial Officer on the other side.

72. Olivia Wilde

Actress | Tron

Actress and activist Olivia Wilde is a modern day renaissance woman, starring in many acclaimed film productions, while simultaneously giving back to the community.

She was born on March 10, 1984 in New York City. Her parents are Leslie Cockburn (née Leslie Corkill Redlich) and Andrew Cockburn. Her ...

Queen of the Galexy

73. Udo Kier

Actor | The Painted Bird

Udo Kier was born October 14, 1944 in Cologne, Germany, during World War II. His entrance was just as dramatic as some of his roles. On the evening of his birth Udo's mother requested extra time with her new baby. The nurses had gathered all of the other babies and returned them to the nursery when...

Potential Sith Lord, just as evil as Palpatine, if not more so, or Admiral of the fleet.

74. Nitin Ganatra

Actor | Bride & Prejudice

Nitin Ganatra was born on February 21, 1968 in Kenya as Nitin Chandra Ganatra. He is an actor and writer, known for Bride & Prejudice (2004), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and EastEnders (1985). He has been married to Meera Thakrar since July 17, 2004. They have two children.

A consistently good actor in Eastenders. Perhaps the next Star Wars is the big break he needs playing a sharp, but cheeky, gambling smuggler or spy for the darkside?

75. Eva Longoria

Actress | Desperate Housewives

Eva Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Ella Eva (Mireles) and Enrique Longoria, Jr. The youngest of four sisters who grew up in a Mexican-American family on a ranch near Corpus Christi, Longoria attended Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in...

Potential Star Wars Queen?

76. Jaime Murray

Actress | The Deaths of Ian Stone

Jaime Murray was born on July 21, 1976 in Hammersmith, London, England. She is an actress, known for The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007), Dexter (2006) and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011). She has been married to Bernie Cahill since May 26, 2014.

Sith apprentice perhaps?

77. Gal Gadot

Actress | Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel, to a Jewish family. Her parents are Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer, who is a sixth-generation Israeli. She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title in 2004.

Gal ...

A Jedi beauty who would be very good at brandishing her lightsabre...

... But now unlikely as she is going to be Wonder Woman.

78. Alex Pettyfer

Actor | I Am Number Four

Alexander Richard Pettyfer was born in Hertfordshire and raised in Windsor. His mother, Lee (Robinson), is an interior designer. His father, Richard Pettyfer, is a fellow actor. His parents divorced and Alex now has a younger half-brother, James, from his mother's re-marriage to a property ...

Young Skywalker?

79. Ed Harris

Actor | The Truman Show

By transforming into his characters and pulling the audience in, Ed Harris has earned a reputation as one of the most talented actors of our time.

Ed Harris was born in Tenafly, New Jersey, to Margaret (Sholl), a travel agent, and Robert Lee Harris, a bookstore worker who also sang professionally. ...

Evil Senator

80. Olga Kurylenko

Actress | Oblivion

Olga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian-born actress and model, went from sharing a cramped flat with her aunt, uncle, grandparents and cousin to starring as a Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig.

She was born Olga Konstantinovna Kurylenko on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Her mother, ...

Princess of a galexy far far away, or alternatively as Darth Talon?

81. Lena Headey

Actress | Game of Thrones

Lena Headey is a British actress. Headey is best known for her role as "Cersei Lannister" in Game of Thrones (2011) (2011-present) and The Brothers Grimm (2005), Possession (2002), and The Remains of the Day (1993). Headey stars as "Queen Gorgo", a heroic Spartan woman in the period film, 300 (2006)...

Suitable as a beautiful Queen in Star Wars

82. Thomas Kretschmann

Actor | King Kong

Thomas Kretschmann was born in East Germany. Before becoming an actor, he was a swimmer. He has acted in several popular American movies, such as Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), The Pianist (2002), U-571 (2000), In Enemy Hands (2004), etc. He has three children, Nicolas, Stella and Sascha with ...

To play a fierce Imperial officer - not to cross lightsabres with.

83. Maggie Gyllenhaal

Actress | Secretary

Academy Award-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was born on November 16, 1977, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Her parents, Naomi Foner (née Achs) and Stephen Gyllenhaal, are both filmmakers, and her brother is actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish ...

She proved herself in the Dark Knight. She could play the daughter of Leia, or as a fine Jedi Knight.

84. Rick Yune

Actor | Die Another Day

Rick Yune was born on August 22, 1971 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Richard Yun. He is an actor and producer, known for Die Another Day (2002), Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and The Fast and the Furious (2001).

Great as an intergalactic villain. A bounty hunter/spy for the Sith.

85. Kate Beckinsale

Actress | Underworld: Evolution

Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in Hounslow, Middlesex, England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her ...

Perfect to play a Princess or Jedi Knight, but surely too nice to be a Sith? Just think of Underworld and enough said - she's hot, and got the lot.

86. Aaron Eckhart

Actor | The Dark Knight

Aaron Eckhart was born on March 12, 1968 in Cupertino, California, USA as Aaron Edward Eckhart. He is an actor and producer, known for The Dark Knight (2008), Thank You for Smoking (2005) and In the Company of Men (1997).

Head of the Senate, or as a diplomatic Ambassador?

87. Gabriel Byrne

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Byrne was the first of six children, born in Dublin, Ireland. His father was a cooper and his mother a hospital worker. He was raised Catholic and educated by the Irish Christian Brothers. He spent five years of his childhood in a seminary training to be a Catholic priest. He later said, "I spent ...

Sith Lord

88. Doug Jones

Actor | Hellboy II: The Golden Army

The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on May 24, 1960 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city's Northeastside. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications, with a...

Android character

89. Mara Jade

Actress | The Unknown

Mara Jade is an actress, known for The Unknown and Halloween: Boogyman (2012).

The original Mara Jade - not listed on imdb – Shannon McRandle (Baksa) http://shannonmcrandle.com/

90. Ciarán Hinds

Actor | The Woman in Black

Ciarán Hinds was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 9, 1953. He was one of five children and the only son. His father was a doctor who hoped to have Ciarán follow in his footsteps, but that was not to be. It was his mother Moya, an amateur actress, who was the real influence behind his ...

A perfect choice to play a corrupt senator. Check him out in Rome.

91. Andy Serkis

Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes

English film actor, director and author Andy Serkis is known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), ...

Andy has more than proved his abilities in a diverse range of roles, and he also happens to be a really friendly, good natured guy too. Maybe now too closely associated with the Lord of the Rings, but a cool outsider

92. Barry Pepper

Actor | Saving Private Ryan

Barry Robert Pepper was born on April 4, 1970, in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada. He has two older brothers named Alex and Doug Pepper. The Peppers didn't stick around Campbell River for too long. They had been building a ship in their backyard for years. When Barry was five years old, ...

Barry would make a fine evil Sith Lord or menacing General.

93. Kiefer Sutherland

Actor | 24

Kiefer Sutherland was born in London, England, UK, to Canadian actors Shirley Douglas and Donald Sutherland, who moved to California shortly after his birth. His maternal grandfather, Tommy Douglas, was a Scottish-born Canadian politician who was a Premier of Saskatchewan for over 17 years and led ...

Never one to fail playing a great villain.

94. Frank Langella

Actor | Frost/Nixon

Frank Langella was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, to Angelina and Frank A. Langella, a business executive. He is of Italian descent.

A stage and screen actor of extreme versatility, Frank Langella won acclaim on the New York stage in "Seascape" and followed it up with the title role in the Edward Gorey...

Without doubt playing an evil, manipulative Sith Lord.

95. John Cusack

Actor | Grosse Pointe Blank

John Cusack is, like most of his characters, an unconventional hero. Wary of fame and repelled by formulaic Hollywood fare, he has built a successful career playing underdogs and odd men out--all the while avoiding the media spotlight. John was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish-American ...

Intergalactic negotiator / diplomat / Ambassador

96. Eamonn Walker

Actor | Unbreakable

Eamonn Walker was born on June 12, 1962 in London, England as Eamonn Roderique Walker. He is an actor, known for Unbreakable (2000), Oz (1997) and Lord of War (2005). He is married to Sandra Walker. They have three children.

Great British actor. Lando character.

97. Milla Jovovich

Actress | The Fifth Element

Milla Jovovich is an Ukrainian-born actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer and public figure, who was on the cover of more than a hundred magazines, and starred in such films as The Fifth Element (1997), Ultraviolet (2006), and the Resident Evil (2002) franchise.

Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich ...

Just think of the action hero she plays in Resident Evil... Enough said! ... lightsabres at the ready!! Othwerwise an Imperial Officer.

98. Denzel Washington

Actor | Fences

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at ...

If you are looking for a Lando replacement then you could have well found him in the shape of Denzel.

99. Michael Madsen

Actor | The Hateful Eight

Michael Madsen's long career spans nearly 40 years and more than 170 films in which he has played memorable characters in myriad box office hits, including: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) Sin City (2005), Hell Ride (2008), Die Another Day (2002), Donnie Brasco (1997), Species (...

To play an intergalatic smuggler

100. Sean Gilder

Actor | King Arthur

Sean Gilder was born on March 1, 1964 in Brampton, Cumberland, England. He is an actor, known for King Arthur (2004), The Fall (2006) and Gangs of New York (2002).

Pock marked face Admiral Ozzel type character.



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