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The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 4. Han Solo

"Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." Han Solo

Played By: Harrison Ford
Film: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi

Why He's On The List: As Jesus Christ proved on more than one occasion, carpenters can make for great heroes. And so it proved for George Lucas when he cast jobbing joiner Harrison Ford as Star Wars' swaggering scoundrel, Han Solo. In any other hands, Solo would have been simply an arrogant, puffed-up jerk, but Ford brought so much charm and laconic cool (not to mention that bitching waistcoat) to Lucas' can't-say-this-shit dialogue that real man Han steals the show - and the girl - from the movie's nominal hero, the boychild Luke Skywalker. How cool is Han Solo? He's the only non-Jedi in the series to spark up a lightsaber, and it doesn't look out of place in his hands. Now that's cool.

Finest Hour: Han shoots first. Han shoots first. Han shoots first. Han shoots first. Han shoots first. Han shoots�

The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 4. Han Solo
Harrison Ford as Han Solo

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