Watch Mark Hamill Nail His Screen Test For Star Wars

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Did you know that the actor who played Freddy Krueger in the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies, Robert Englund, played a direct part in Mark Hamill being cast in the original Star Wars? Englund told Hamill that George Lucas was holding auditions for a science fiction film, and that he may be the right person for the lead role. He recalled: 

"So Mark got on the phone to his agent and I think he went up the next day. He nailed it, and the rest is history."

Now,a video has surfaced online, and it shows Hamill screen testing opposite of Harrison Ford, and he definitely nailed it in this video. Ford nailed it too, and this video shows us the early moments of what would be some of the most iconic roles in science fiction films. I can't wait to see the two of them reprise their roles in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Watch Hamill's screen test for Star Wars below.