Encore! Actors Who Returned To Play Their Famous Roles

The characters are what make TV and films the most memorable. There are countless actors who got their claim to fame playing iconic roles that they’ll always be remembered for. Years later, some actors return and revive their famous character, sending fans into a frenzy.

Sometimes the time gaps between an actor’s portrayal of their popular role make it nostalgic to see them again. Then, there are times when it’s been far too long and it would’ve been better for them to quit while they were ahead. These are some of the most memorable moments when actors circled back to their famous roles.

It’s A Star Wars Reunion

As one of the largest franchises around the globe, each new Star Wars film strives to outdo the last. In Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens a few of the original cast members returned to reprise their roles.


Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia stepped back into the Star Wars universe almost four decades after playing the characters in 1977’s Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Many fans rejoiced after watching the dynamic trio back together again.