If you’re a true geek, a science-fiction fan, or simply someone who likes to watch a really good movie, then you’ve probably seen and know a lot about Star Wars, right?! The first film in the series, Star Wars, was released in 1977, and was directed by the genius George Lucas. After its release, it instantly became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. Star Wars was followed by two sequels, the first one released in 1980, and the second in 1983. A prequel trilogy of films were later released between 1999 and 2005. All the six movies were nominated for or won Academy Awards, and all were box office successes; the overall box office revenue generated a total of $4.38 billion. The cast of the first Star Wars brought us the most memorable characters in the history of cinema, like Han Solo interpreted by Harrison Ford, Princess Leia interpreted by Carrie Fisher, and Luke Skywalker Interpreted by Mark Hamil. So, if you’re a fan of Star Wars, or just like to find out more about the film industry, then check out this special selection of 30 incredible and rare photos from the backstage of Star Wars. May the Force be with you!