The Hilarious Reason Mark Hamill Was Once Fired From Jack in the Box

Mark Hamill in Los Angeles in 2018
Mark Hamill in Los Angeles in 2018
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Legendary Star Wars star Mark Hamill apparently wasn’t cut out for a job at a fast food restaurant.

The 67-year-old actor told the hilarious story of how he was fired from Jack in the Box while still a struggling actor while appearing on The Late Late Show With James Corden.

As ComicBook.com reports, Hamill explained to Corden and fellow guest Bradley Whitford that he just couldn’t turn off his need to be "in character" while he worked the drive-thru window.

"I always was trying to find the theatrical aspect of it," Hamill recalled. "I was in the back all the time, making shakes and minding the grill, and I always aspired to work the window ... The one chance I had at it, it never occurred to me not to be in character as the clown, as the Jack in the Box clown! Who would want to hear [robot voice] 'What is your order?' I wanted to hear [clown voice] ‘What’s your orderrrrrrrrrr?’ My manager didn't think it was very funny. He told me to go home and never come back. I got fired! Fired for being in character!"

But don’t worry, Hamill eventually got his revenge: becoming an iconic voice actor.

While Hamill is best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film franchise, he has also achieved immense fame voicing the character of The Joker for decades, debuting back in the 1990s with Batman: The Animated Series. The actor alluded to this retribution by adding to his story with Corden: “Why you ... [shakes fist] I'll show you! One day I will be the Joker and then you'll be sorry!"

A new iteration of Hamill’s voice will be debuting with his role as a reimagined version of Chucky in the Child's Play reboot, hitting theaters June 21. You can also catch Hamill playing Luke Skywalker—perhaps for the last time ever—in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, premiering December 20.

[h/t ComicBook.com]

The 8 Best Horror Movies to Stream on Hulu Right Now

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Paramount Pictures

Looking for a good scare this Halloween season? If you’re a Hulu subscriber, you’ll be able to get your fill of creepy content. Check out eight of the best horror movies currently streaming on the service.

1. Hellraiser (1987)

Horror author Clive Barker made the move to feature directing with this tale of a man (Sean Chapman) who makes the grievous error of opening a portal to hell and proceeds to make his brother’s family targets of the sadistic Cenobites, led by Pinhead (Doug Bradley). Don’t bother with the endless sequels; the original is the best (and goriest) of the lot.

2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Paranoia runs deep in this remake of the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). In the ‘70s iteration, Donald Sutherland plays a health inspector who can’t shake the feeling that people around him seem a little off. He soon grows wise to the reality that aliens are walking among us as virtual human replicas. Naturally, they’re not keen on being discovered.

3. A Quiet Place (2018)

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt star as a couple living in a world terrorized by creatures that hunt by sound. Their largely-silent existence means every stray creak, cry, or noise threatens to expose them to the monsters—a danger that's only compounded when Blunt discovers she’s pregnant.

4. The Orphanage (2007)

A sense of dread looms over The Orphanage, a Spanish-language thriller with Belén Rueda as Laura, who returns to the child care facility that raised her so she can make a difference for a new generation of children. Strange things begin as soon as she arrives, with her son going missing and hints of unwelcome guests unraveling her nerves. It’s a film best not watched alone.

5. Event Horizon (1997)

If 1979’s Alien stirred your interest in space scares, Event Horizon might make for a worthwhile watch. After a spaceship presumed lost suddenly reappears, a crew of investigators (Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne) board to find answers.

6. Children of the Corn (1984)

A couple (Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton) passing through a small rural town find a lack of adult supervision curious—until the kids reveal themselves to be homicidal cult members. Based on a Stephen King short story.

7. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)

Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi perfected “splatstick” horror in this cult classic about hapless boob Ash (Campbell) who escapes to a remote cabin retreat with girlfriend Linda (Denise Bixler) and unwittingly unleashes a cascade of evil. Though it’s more amusing than scary, Raimi’s inventive imagery is morbidly fascinating.

8. Child’s Play (1988)

Good mom Catherine Hicks buys a Good Guys doll for her son, Andy. Unfortunately, the doll—dubbed Chucky—has been possessed by the spirit of a serial killer (Brad Dourif) and proceeds to make young Andy’s life miserable, particularly after he discovers the kitchen cutlery.

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