It may actually surprise some people to know there was a man inside R2's suit. It was  Kenny Baker, shown here with Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew at the premier of "Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace" at  London's Leicester square on July 14, 1999. Photo: MIKE SIMMONDS/etty Images, AFP/Getty Images / SL

It may actually surprise some people to know there was a man inside R2's suit. It was Kenny Baker, shown here with Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew at the premier of "Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace" at London's Leicester square on July 14, 1999. Photo: MIKE SIMMONDS/etty Images, AFP/Getty Images / SL

Kenny Baker (R2D2) Born; 24 August 1934 Birmingham, England Died; 13 August 2016 (aged 81) Preston, England

Kenny Baker (R2D2) Born; 24 August 1934 Birmingham, England Died; 13 August 2016 (aged 81) Preston, England

Kenny Baker, who played R2D2 has passed away at 81. 8-14-16. Star Wars: Ep I - The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Kenny Baker, who played R2D2 has passed away at 81. 8-14-16. Star Wars: Ep I - The Phantom Menace

Kenny Baker ( R2-D2 ), Carrie Fisher ( Princess Leia ), Mark Hamill ( Luke Skywalker ), Peter Mahew ( Chewbacca ) in a Star Wars behind the scene photo

Kenny Baker ( R2-D2 ), Carrie Fisher ( Princess Leia ), Mark Hamill ( Luke Skywalker ), Peter Mahew ( Chewbacca ) in a Star Wars behind the scene photo

Kenny Baker;1934-2016 Actor. He was the actor inside the robot R2-D2 in the popular Star Wars film series

Kenny Baker;1934-2016 Actor. He was the actor inside the robot R2-D2 in the popular Star Wars film series

Rest in Peace Kenny Baker, you were a legend and always will be. (photos 1977 And 2015)

Rest in Peace Kenny Baker, you were a legend and always will be. (photos 1977 And 2015)

Kenny Baker, The Man Inside R2-D2, Has Died at 83 http://best-fotofilm.blogspot.com/2016/08/kenny-baker-man-inside-r2-d2-has-died.html  This weekend brings some sad news for Star Wars fans. One of the most beloved characters in the entire sci-fi saga is R2-D2, the astromech droid who has been the longtime counterpart of C-3PO. Though the character is a droid who can easily be brought to life with the magic of visual effects today, in the days of the original Star Wars trilogy, he was…

Kenny Baker, The Man Inside R2-D2, Has Died at 83 http://best-fotofilm.blogspot.com/2016/08/kenny-baker-man-inside-r2-d2-has-died.html This weekend brings some sad news for Star Wars fans. One of the most beloved characters in the entire sci-fi saga is R2-D2, the astromech droid who has been the longtime counterpart of C-3PO. Though the character is a droid who can easily be brought to life with the magic of visual effects today, in the days of the original Star Wars trilogy, he was…

Check out the original Star Wars cast's red carpet appearances, now and then

Check out the original Star Wars cast's red carpet appearances, now and then

Kenny Baker ( ), Carrie Fisher ( Princess Leia ), Mark Hamill ( Luke Skywalker ), Peter Mayhew ( Chewbacca ) in a Star Wars behind the scene photo

Kenny Baker as R2-D2 eating a sandwich on the set of Star Wars. / cc @Evan Sharp

Kenny Baker as R2-D2 eating a sandwich on the set of Star Wars. / cc @Evan Sharp

Kenny Baker (1934-2016), Actor Best Known For Playing R2-D2 in the Star Wars Films

Kenny Baker (1934-2016), Actor Best Known For Playing R2-D2 in the Star Wars Films

Kenny Baker, English actor and musician. He was well known for portraying the character in the popular science fiction movie franchise Star [Wikipedia]

Kenny Baker, actor behind R2-D2, dies The 3ft 8in actor, who starred in six Star Wars films as well as Time Bandits and Flash Gordon, was 81

Kenny Baker, actor behind R2-D2, dies

Kenny Baker, actor behind R2-D2, dies The 3ft 8in actor, who starred in six Star Wars films as well as Time Bandits and Flash Gordon, was 81

*KENNY BAKER ~ will return as R2-D2....STAR WARS: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, 2015

*KENNY BAKER ~ will return as R2-D2....STAR WARS: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, 2015

Kenny Baker: Actor (Aug. 24, 1934–Aug. 13, 2016) “There are not very many opportunities for little people in the industry. There are small parts and character parts, but we don’t get the girl-at-the-end-of-the-film kind of parts…but I was quite happy with what I was doing.” —Kenny Baker

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Kenny Baker: Actor (Aug. 24, 1934–Aug. 13, 2016) “There are not very many opportunities for little people in the industry. There are small parts and character parts, but we don’t get the girl-at-the-end-of-the-film kind of parts…but I was quite happy with what I was doing.” —Kenny Baker

Actor Kenny Baker, who portrayed the R2-D2 in several “Star Wars” movies, passed…

Kenny Baker, actor who played R2-D2 in ‘Star Wars’, dead at 83

Actor Kenny Baker, who portrayed the R2-D2 in several “Star Wars” movies, passed…

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