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Alan Tudyk on using motion capture for 'Rogue One': Anthony Daniels was envious The man bringing K-2SO to life in the upcoming Star Wars film talks about having a much more comfortable time playing a droid than C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels.
Yahoo! News | Aug 22, 2016 9:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
If You Can Guide NASA's Mars Droid, You Could Win $1M NASA is offering $1 million to teams that can coax a virtual robot through tricky tasks to save a simulated habitat on Mars.
MSNBC | Aug 19, 2016 2:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A brief encounter with Kenny Baker: R2-D2 on fame, fans and the sad rise of CGI The actor behind Star Warss beloved droid died last weekend. James Innes-Smith remembers a cab ride with the star 10 years ago, in which he spoke of his music-hall roots, being typecast and his fractious relationship with C-3P0Has anyone seen R2-D2? Its 2
The Guardian | Aug 19, 2016 12:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Kenny Baker, who played Star Wars droid R2-D2, dies at 81 The British actor endured stifling temperatures to squeeze himself into the costume.
Washington Post | Aug 14, 2016 01:57 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Washington, District of Columbia
Actor who played R2-D2 dies at 82 The British actor, who was 3-foot-8, first played the plucky droid in George Lucas' 1977 blockbuster, and then reprised the role in two sequels and three prequels.
New Hampshire Union Leader | Aug 14, 2016 01:48 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Concord, New Hampshire
Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in Star Wars, dead at 81 LONDON Kenny Baker played the lovable droid R2-D2 in the Star Wars films, achieving cult status and fans adulation without showing his face or ...
PittsburghLive.com | Aug 13, 2016 11:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Kenny Baker, Star Wars' R2-D2, dies at 81 Baker, who acted in the first six 'Star Wars' films, brought the droid to life.
USA Today | Aug 13, 2016 9:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Kenny Baker, R2-D2 in 'Star Wars' movies, dies at 81 Kenny Baker, who played the “Star Wars” droid R2-D2 — one of the most beloved characters in the space-opera franchise — has died at the age of 81.The British actor, who was 3-foot-8, first played the plucky droid in George Lucas
Cedar Rapids Gazette | Aug 13, 2016 8:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in 'Star Wars,' dead at 81 LONDON (AP) Kenny Baker played the lovable droid R2-D2 in the "Star Wars" films, achieving cult status and fans' adulation without showing his face or speaking any lines.
Yahoo! News | Aug 13, 2016 7:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Kenny Baker, Actor Inside 'Star Wars' Droid R2-D2, Is Dead Kenny Baker, the 3'8" British actor who manned the insides of R2-D2 in the "Star Wars" movies, died on Saturday, after a long illness.
News9.com | Aug 13, 2016 6:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma