'Star Wars': Men Behind the Masks
Star Wars Men Behind the Mask
Warwick Davis – Wicket
When he was 11 years old, the 2-foot-11 Davis successfully tried out for an extra role in "Return of the Jedi." After R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker, who was originally slotted to play Wicket, fell ill, Davis was given the part and earned his first acting credit. From there, Davis would go on to become one of the most successful little people in acting history. Aside from reprising the role of Wicket for several children's TV shows, Davis also starred in "Labyrinth" (1986) and "Willow" (1988) before taking on two roles in two extremely popular franchises: As the title character in "Leprechaun" (1993) and all its straight-to-video sequels, as well as Hogwarts professor Filius Flitwick in every big-budget installment of the "Harry Potter" series. And even though he's a busy man, he still found time to appear in "The Phantom Menace" as Wald, a Pod Race spectator, and a Mos Espa citizen.