The Severed Luke Head in Empire Wasn\’t a Prop

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Everyone remembers when the Vader helmet in The Empire Strikes Back cave exploded to reveal Luke’s face inside, but did you know that wasn’t a prop head?

For years fans assumed they created a fake Luke head inside the helmet, but Mark Hamill revealed on Twitter that it was his real head sticking up from under the stage:

Helmet was a prop-Head was @HamillHimself sticking up from beneath stage! #FaceFacts #MarksMelon #NightmareNoggin https://t.co/2RNhYTeoS0

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 19, 2016

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That’s what you call a practical effect!