Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best wanted Star Wars creator George Lucas to give his character some kind of closure by killing him off. Instead of allowing Jar Jar to go out with a blaze of glory, Lucas shuffled him to the background, leaving it to others to imagine a proper fate for the Star Wars universe’s single most-divisive figure. Far from shunning his legacy as the man behind one of pop culture’s most notorious characters, Best has embraced being Jar Jar and is actually writing a book about his connection to the character.

First appearing in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, the comically bumbling all-CGI Jar Jar for a lot of people came ...

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