'Star Wars': Men Behind the Masks
Star Wars Men Behind the Mask
Ahmed Best – Jar Jar Binks
Best has the distinction of playing one of the worst characters in the entire "Star Wars" galaxy, or at least one of the most hated. Best was discovered when he was a member the "Stomp" theater troupe and picked by Lucas to do the voice and be the model for the computer-generated Gungan, Jar Jar Binks. Lucas thought Binks would be the most popular character of the new prequels, but alas, that wasn't the case; and ever the businessman, Lucas greatly diminished Best's part in the next two prequels. It's hard to feel bad for Best, though, as he continues to collect residuals on the three films, as well as on a number of "Star Wars" cartoons featuring his incredibly annoying voice.