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David Prowse, Peter Cushing, Mark Hamill

Peter Cushing [4]


Born:May 26, 1913
Died:August 11, 1994 (81)
Filmography Rating:7.36 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.72 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.50 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:89.11%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Mystery Science Theater 3000: At the Earth's Core (Season 11 / Ep. 14) [1976](63) => Dr. Abner Perry
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope [1977](64) => Grand Moff Tarkin
Top Secret! [1984](71) => Bookstore Proprietor
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope: Special Edition [2004](91) => Grand Moff Tarkin

Trivia that mentions this person:
Halloween [1978]
  • Carpenter approached Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee to play the Sam Loomis role (that was eventually played by Donald Pleasence) but both turned him down. Lee later said it was the biggest mistake he had ever made in his career.
    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope: Special Edition [2004]
  • Peter Cushing found the boots that came with his costume extremely uncomfortable to wear because they were too small for his feet. Thus he only wore them in the few shots in which Tarkin's feet could be seen. In all other shots, Peter Cushing wore a pair of fuzzy slippers.
    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [2016]
  • Tarkin, portrayed by Peter Cushing in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope is now played by Guy Henry with a CGI replica of Cushing's face superimposed over his. Henry previously played Sherlock Holmes in Young Sherlock: The Mystery of the Manor House during the 1980s, using Cushing's role in Sherlock Holmes as his model.