It’s generally agreed upon that Ewan McGregor gave the best performance in the prequels. I was curious who people thought the best performance was in the original trilogy.
Some would naturally go to Harrison Ford and I agree his is good, but the best? Mark Hamill is dependable but we all know his true talent lies in voice work. Carrie Fisher’s performance is career defining for sure, so you could make the argument for her.
Speaking of career defining, there’s Alec Guinness, who was nominated for his first appearance as Obi-Wan (he of course came to despise how the trilogy overshadowed his distinguished career). There’s also Peter Cushing as Tarkin.
I think most would go to James Earl Jones as the voice of Darth Vader, but let us not forget Frank Oz as the voice and puppeteer of Yoda.