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Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.

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"When I was casting the part of Obi-Wan Kenobi for Star Wars, I was looking for an actor who brought a certain authority to the role. Someone who was powerful yet gentle and that came across in Alec as a person and as an actor."
George Lucas on Alec Guinness[src]

Sir Alec Guinness (April 2, 1914August 5, 2000) was an English actor who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original trilogy.

Besides his portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Guinness won acclaim for many roles on live theater, television, and film, including his Academy Award-winning role as Lt. Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai. He was honored with a knighthood in 1959, and an Academy Honorary Award in 1980.

In 1973, he had a role as Adolf Hitler in Hitler: The Last Ten Days, which also starred Star Wars actors Julian Glover and Kenneth Colley, and he had a prominent role in Lawrence of Arabia as Prince Feisal. Other memorable films in which he performed include Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, and Doctor Zhivago.

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Edited audio of Guinness saying the word "afraid" was used for Obi-Wan to say "Rey" in Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.[3]

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