Mark Hamill is a Jedi when it comes to signing autographs

"Forcefully yours."

Mark Hamill autograph trading card
Tell him, Mark! "You can type this sh*t but you can't say it."

Mark Hamill once saved the galaxy from the clutches of the Dark Side (he’ll probably do it again in Episode 8, to be fair), but his greatest achievement might be his relationship with Star Wars fans.

Chiefly, his skills when it comes to scribbling down missives for autograph hunters.

Aside from Luke Skywalker, Hamill is well-known as the voice of the animated Joker, and he’d expertly keyed into the Clown Prince of Crime’s warped sense of humour when it came to autographing the trading cards of Steve Grad, an authenticator who regularly appears on the reality show Pawn Stars.

“There are so many fake autographs out there, but these ones are real,” Hamill told BuzzFeed of his scribblings.

“I try to amuse myself because it gets mechanical. Sometimes it’s just out of boredom of signing ‘May the Force be with you,’ I would write, ‘Forcefully yours.’

“That’s usually for older people, not kids. The number one priority for me is to make the fan happy. If it’s a 9-year-old boy who wants ‘May the Force be with you,’ that’s what he’s going to get.

“Most of these, I was asked specifically to be as irreverent as I could be.”

Get a look at Mark Hamill’s best autograph card gags below:


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Loaded digital media manager Simon Reynolds has written about film and entertainment for various leading websites since 2008. Follow Simon at @simonreyn