Would you believe us if we told you that David Prowse, the 6-foot-7 man who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, now runs a nudist colony in the South of France? Or that Kenny Baker, the 3-foot-8 actor who played R2-D2, was recently arrested for drunk driving? Or that the 7-foot-2 Peter Mayhew (a.k.a. Chewbacca) has renounced his native Britain and officially considers himself a citizen of the planet Kashyyyk?

Carrie Fisher & Mark HamillOne of these bits is actually true, and you can find which in Moviefone's Where Are They Now? feature, arriving as Star Wars fans everywhere (but especially in Los Angeles) celebrate the original film's 30th anniversary. Turns out most of these folks are keeping busy beyond the royalty checks and frequent conventions... then again some of them just stick to the conventions.

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