Julian Khazzouh is a professional basketball player who is currently signed to the Sydney Kings in Australasia's National Basketball League.[1] In 2005, he portrayed a Wookiee in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.[2]


In 2005, Julian Khazzouh was one of several basketball players in Sydney who were recruited by Lucasfilm Ltd. to play Wookiees in Revenge of the Sith.[2] The film's casting team put out calls to local basketball teams asking for "taller-than-tall guys" to do some "extra work," and the six-feet-eleven-inches-tall Khazzouh responded. Although he was not a Star Wars fan, he had a very positive time on set and recalls being "well-looked after." Four years later, while signing autographs, Khazzouh did not recall who George Lucas was.[3] In the film, Khazzouh played either Lachichuk, Guanta, Grakchawwaa, or Eugroothwa.[2] Following his role in the film, Khazzouh was sometimes referred to in the Australian media as Julian 'Wookiee' Khazzouh.[4]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Sydney Kings: Julian Khazzouh. NBL.com. Archived from the original on October 2, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Making of Star Wars Revenge of the Sith
  3. Gary X: WATTOGRAPHS CONNOISSEUR SERIES WOOKIEES COMPLETE THEIR PART OF THE SIGNING (2009-05-27). Wattographs. (backup link not available)
  4. Matt McQuade: Australia's great winter League (2006-05-31). ABA Basketball. Archived from the original on December 19, 2007.

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