Alfie Curtis, who played Dr. Evazan in ‘Star Wars,’ dead at 87
Alfie Curtis, who may be best known for his role of Dr. Evazan in “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope,” has died, according to reports.
He was 87.
The actor appeared in the 1977 film as Dr. Evazan at the Mos Eisley cantina where he met face-to-face with Luke Skywalker, portrayed by Mark Hamill.
Hamill remembered the actor on Twitter Tuesday.
Dr. Evazan (Alfie Curtis) in “A New Hope” with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).
“Alfie Curtis made the #Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina scene (one of the most memorable I’ve ever been a part of) even MORE memorable,” he wrote. “As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was funny, kind & a real gentleman. Thanks Alf- you’ll be missed. #RIP.”
During the bar scene, Evazan tells Skywalker that he and Baba don’t like him — and offers up a threat.
“You just watch yourself. We’re wanted men. I have the death sentence on 12 systems,” he said.
Alfie Curtis in “Bowler” (1973).
Obi-Wan Kenobi then slashed Baba’s arm to intimidate Dr. Evazan.
Curtis also played Milkman in “The Elephant Man” (1980), Matt Beckett on the “Cribb” series from 1980 to 1981 and he also had a role as Ted in the mini-series “Last Empires” in 1986.