14. Greedo ("Star Wars")

“Jabba’s through with you.” This was a tough pick. We considered Mike Wazowski, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001212" title="Billy Crystal" href="/topic/entertainment/billy-crystal-PECLB001212.topic">Billy Crystal</a>’s one-eyed character from the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP012232" title="Pixar Animation Studios" href="/topic/business/media-industry/movie-industry/pixar-animation-studios-ORCRP012232.topic">Pixar</a> hit “Monsters Inc.,” as well as Slimer from “Ghostbusters” but we had to go old-school and give the spot to our favorite Rodian bounty hunter, Greedo, who memorably gets gunned down by Han Solo in the cantina scene of the original “ <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV000105" title="Star Wars (movie)" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/star-wars-%28movie%29-ENMV000105.topic">Star Wars</a>” film. <br><b>Did you know?</b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003061" title="George Lucas" href="/topic/entertainment/george-lucas-PECLB003061.topic">George Lucas</a> wanted Solo to be “more heroic” so in the 1997 re-release of the film, Greedo actually gets a shot off before he gets zapped.
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“Jabba’s through with you.” This was a tough pick. We considered Mike Wazowski, Billy Crystal’s one-eyed character from the Pixar hit “Monsters Inc.,” as well as Slimer from “Ghostbusters” but we had to go old-school and give the spot to our favorite Rodian bounty hunter, Greedo, who memorably gets gunned down by Han Solo in the cantina scene of the original “ Star Wars” film.
Did you know? George Lucas wanted Solo to be “more heroic” so in the 1997 re-release of the film, Greedo actually gets a shot off before he gets zapped.

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