Anthony Wilford Brimley (September 27, 1934August 1, 2020) portrayed the hermit Noa Briqualon in Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985).

Brimley is better known from films such as The Hotel New Hampshire, John Carpenter's The Thing, The China Syndrome, Absence of Malice, The Natural, Cocoon and The Firm.

An early concept for Rio Durant from Solo: A Star Wars Story was based on Brimley.[3]

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  2. Del Rosario, Alexandra (2020-08-01). Wilford Brimley Dies: ‘Cocoon’, ‘The Natural’ Actor Was 85. Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on August 1, 2020. Retrieved on August 1, 2020.
  3. TwitterLogo.svg Phil Szostak (@PhilSzostak) on Twitter: "Famously-mustachioed actor Wilford Brimley (who also appeared as Noah Briqualon in 1985’s Ewoks: The Battle for Endor) was an early influence on Rio Durant, then a gruff, mustachioed alien pilot with multiple eyes, as seen on p. 103 of The Art of #SoloAStarWarsStory" (screenshot)

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Brimley portraying Noa Briqualon.

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