Do you know who that is playing Yoda up top?
Okay, this is pretty hysterical. A website called Worth1000 is currently hosting a contest in which they ask you to re-imagine a Star Wars character -- any character -- using a celebrity. Of course, a ton of folks have entered photo-shopped images (that are very well done, if you ask me) of Star Wars characters ranging from Shrek as Darth Maul to Anthony Hopkins as Yoda (pictured above). There's even a freaky pic of Marilyn Manson as Padme. The international folks representing Mexico doctored up a photo to show what it would look like if Gael Garcia Bernal and Salma Hayek played Luke and Leia, and even George Lucas himself shows up as Darth Maul.
The celebs who pop up the most include Dick Cheney (as a number of slimy Star Wars creatures) and, believe it or not, the Pope. Yoda and Darth Maul seem to be the most popular re-invented characters. There's a bunch of contest rules to read through, and I'm not sure if you win anything for the best picture ($1000 maybe, since the site is called Worth1000?), but it sure is fun to surf through them all. Head on over to Worth1000 to check out all the images, and I've included my favorite up top (though the Bernal/Hayek pic is pretty damn awesome as well). Oh, and if you enter, definitely let us know so we can run over there to check out your creation. (Note: President Bush is nowhere to be found, though I believe he's one of their "cliches" -- meaning he's a personality that's too easy to rip on, and therefore isn't allowed.)
[via Hollywood Wiretap]