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National Star Wars Day: Our top 10 Star Wars quotes

May 4th is the unofficial National Star Wars Day, which means it's time to break out our favorite Star Wars quotes.

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This is how Leia greets her long-lost twin as he bursts into her cell to rescue her from being executed. She's not only ungrateful, she's wrong: At 5'9", Mark Hamill is actually almost two inches taller than actor Temuera Morrison, who portrayed Jango Fett, the template for the stormtrooper clones.

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5. "Why you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder!" - Leia, "The Empire Strikes Back"

In lashing out at Han, Leia betrays her aristocratic upbringing and her disdain for those working in animal husbandry. Stuck up?! Takes one to know one, Your Worshipfulness.

4. "I know." - Han

In the shooting script for 'The Empire Strikes Back,' as Leia expresses her true feelings for the smuggler as he lowered into the carbonite freezing chamber, Harrison Ford was supposed to say "I love you, too." But after many attempts to get the scene to work, director Irvin Kershner just told Ford to ad lib it. Which he did, in true scoundrel form.

3. "May the force be with you." - Various

The line has been said by at least one character in each of the Star Wars movies. Viewers heard it first from Jan Dodonna in "A New Hope," after the Alliance general explained the attack plan on the Death Star.

2. "I am your father." - Darth Vader

On the set of The Empire Strikes Back, Luke's parentage was such a closely guarded secret that even David Prowse, the actor who played the body of Darth Vader, was kept in the dark. Instead, he spoke the fake line "Obi-Wan killed your father," which was later overdubbed by James Earl Jones. Mark Hamill himself was only told moments before going on to shoot the scene, which goes a long way in explaining his overacting in that scene.

1. "Hold your fire. There's no life forms. It must have short-circuited." - Anonymous Imperial gunnery officer

Think about it: If this order had never been given, the escape pod containing R2D2 and C3PO would have been blown to smithereens, never reaching Tatooine. Luke would have lived out his days as a moisture farmer and would never have become a Jedi. Were it not for this Imperial officer's efforts to save on ammunition, the whole story would have never happened.

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