Remembering Sir Alec Guinness On His Birthday

Alec Guinness Happy Bday

Today is the late actor Sir Alec Guinness' birthday.

One of the 20th century's leading actors in his prime, Guinness will be forever known to most as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Guinness portrayed the Jedi master in Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. As the face of one of pop culture's most iconic characters, it is Guinness' likeness that everyone sees when Obi-Wan appears in animation, art, or video games, and even though he isn't still with us, his presence was felt in every part of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.

Guinness also held memorable roles in iconic films like Lawrence of Arabia, Scrooge, andThe Comedians. After a long and successful career, Guinness passed away at the age of 86 in 2000.

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Born in Sussex, England, Guinness would have turned 102 today. Happy Birthday, Alec Guinness.