'Star Wars': Men Behind the Masks
Star Wars Men Behind the Mask
Bruce Spence – Tion Medon
Apparently, to get cast as one of the guys behind the mask, it helps to be either really tall or really short. In Spence's 6-foot-7 case, it's the former. Spence plays Tion Medon, the Utapau inhabitant who welcomes Obi-Wan Kenobi to the planet. Spence got his start in theater, doing set construction mostly, when he was asked to fill in for someone playing a tiny role. From there, he has gone on to appear in, among many other titles, the third installment of five hugely successful franchises: "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" (1985), "The Matrix Revolutions" (2003), "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003), "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" (2005), and "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" (2010).