The actor who played Dr. Cornelius Evazan in the fourth Star Wars episode, A New Hope, has died. Alfie Curtis didn’t have a big role in the movie, but his character was quite memorable. The news of his passing were made public on Tuesday by Jedi News, a platform known for sharing Star Wars-related news. The man was 87.
Curtis had an important part in the Mos Eisley Cantina scene, which is in itself one of the iconic parts of the movie. Evazan remained in the memory of the fans for his dialogue with Luke Skywalker. To the disappointment of the fans, there’s not much information on Evazan’s past in the movies. However, some information suggests he used to be a plastic surgeon who ended up hurting his patients.
If you didn’t pay much attention to the Star Wars series, you might not realize who actually was the character played by Curtis. However, if you are a diehard fan, you probably know Evazan was one of the first to confront Luke and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Mos Eisley Cantina. He intervened and addressed Luke as he bounced with another negative character, Ponda Baba.
Curtis played one of the iconic characters in the Mos Eisley Cantina scene
If you dedicated some time to read the books and comics on the extended Star Wars universe, you could find out more about Evazan and how dangerous he actually was. As he was undergoing a training to become a doctor, he discovered he actually enjoyed getting creative during plastic surgeries. This way, he ended up disfiguring his patients. This attracted a bounty hunter who, instead of killing him, treated him just like he treated his patients.
This was probably the most popular role of Curtis, but he was also known for acting in a few TV series in Great Britain. These include the role of Ted in Lost Empires, or Matt Beckett and Larry Grayson in Cribb.
RIP Alfie Curtis AKA Cornelius Evazan – the rude bloke in the pub. pic.twitter.com/CMp6pnheOn
— John Rain (@MrKenShabby) December 26, 2017
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