Mark Hamill, This One’s for You!
Since 1977, the name Mark Hamill has become synonymous with George Lucas’ space opera epic Star Wars. He’s also enjoyed a long tenure as The Clown Prince of Crime, voicing The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series and several other DC properties.
But did you know that in the social media age, The Hamster is probably most recognised as the best thing to ever happen to Twitter? Mark Hamill has carved out a new niche for himself by surprising, delighting, and even trolling his millions of fans in the Twitter-verse.
Yesterday, we tweeted this out:
If @HamillHimself replies to this tweet, I’ll write an article about why he’s the best thing to happen to Twitter. pic.twitter.com/k9CAkmXD1r
— VOX Cinemas (@voxcinemas) February 17, 2020
And to our surprise, Mark Hamill replied with:
That would make me a job creator! #GameOn 👍
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) February 17, 2020
So, as promised, here’s our VOX Voice article on why Mark Hamill is the best thing to happen to Twitter:
5. He’s MASTERED the Art of Trolling
Whether you’re trying to get Star Wars spoilers out of him or just trying your luck to get a response from Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill seems to always have the best responses in store. Just look at these hilarious replies:
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 7, 2015
Speechless. #TFA https://t.co/4W2WyT4j5J
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 7, 2016
4. He Always Makes Time for His Fans
Despite having over 3.6 million followers on Twitter, Mark makes time for his fans. Whether he’s liking the countless Tweets he receives every day or replying to them with hilarious puns, you never feel alone when you tweet @HamillHimself.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 11, 2019
3. He’s Probably One of the Most Humble People in Hollywood
He could be giving someone a “shout out for no particular reason” on what happens to be their birthday, or giving two thumbs up to films like Joker, Jojo Rabbit, and Knives Out. You’ll always find Mark Hamill recognising others for their talent and hard work.
As #TheRiseOfSykwalker arrives in theaters, let's not forget that it all started in the imagination of just 1 man: GEORGE LUCAS. He alone created that galaxy far, far away that has inspired generations. Then, he let me be a part of it & changed my life forever...#ALifetimeOfLuke pic.twitter.com/0HPUUrInUj
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 18, 2019
The #JokerMovie opens today. The awesome Joaquin Phoenix, Todd Phillips & Scott Silver brilliantly reimagine the character as never seen before! 2 thumbs up from that old-school, comic book version... me. 👍👍🃏 pic.twitter.com/Ex4is4OvPC
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 4, 2019
2. He Uses His Platform to Spread Positivity
While Star Wars is adored by millions of fans around the world, there are a select few that choose to spend their time senselessly arguing and debating over the smallest details. Instead of encouraging the fighting, Mark voices his thoughts on the matter with poignant Tweets like:
"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." - Pablo Picasso pic.twitter.com/STS6daY9Qf
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 4, 2020
He also regularly speaks out against corruption and injustice and supports equal rights, the environment, endangered species and countless charities.
1. This Entire Video
Someone thinks I spend too much time online.#MyMinderMabel 🐶 pic.twitter.com/ZTPyiUBxoi
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 28, 2020
Well Mr. Hamill, we did it. We hope you enjoyed this short, yet heartfelt article about why you’re the best thing about Twitter! May the Force be with you.