Collect this great image of Emperor Palpatine, hand-signed by Clive Revill, the original voice actor for Palpatine, in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back!
Clive Revill is a New Zealand voice and character actor best known for his performances in musical theatre and on the London stage. He was the original voice of Emperor Palpatine in The Empire Strikes Back. He voiced Jan Dodonna in the Star Wars: X-Wing Collector's edition. He also voiced an Imperial Officer in Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter. In Star Wars: The Old Republic, he voiced Layek Davos, Riserre and Darth Gravus.
Revill has hand-signed, in an especially large signature, this luminescent image of the Star Wars character Emperor Palpatine. He has signed in silver paint pen. Clive Revill’s signature has been examined and authenticated by Beckett Authentication Services, and the item bears a unique alphanumeric certification label, which corresponds to the Beckett Certificate of Authenticity which accompanies the item.
The signed photograph comes freshly framed in a black gallery-style frame, with white matting. Framed size measures 12-3/8" in height x 15-3/8" width.
Initially credited as The Emperor in the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back, Palpatine is also known by his Sith title Darth Sidious. The character appears in each trilogy in the nine-film Skywalker saga, in which he serves as the overarching villain. In the original trilogy, Palpatine is depicted as emperor of the Galactic Empire and the master of Darth Vader. In the prequel trilogy, he is portrayed as a charismatic politician and Sith Lord who transforms the Galactic Republic into the Empire, and turns Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker to the dark side of the Force. In The Rise of Skywalker (2019), the final film in the sequel trilogy, Palpatine is revealed to be the mastermind behind the First Order and its former leader, Snoke, as well as the grandfather of protagonist Rey.
Since the release of Return of the Jedi (1983), Palpatine has become a widely recognized symbol of evil in popular culture, and since the prequel films, also one of sinister deception and the subversion of democracy. Aside from the films, Palpatine appears in various canon and non-canon Star Wars media.
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, is the 1980 installment in the Star Wars epic series of films, and the sequel to Star Wars (1977). The fifth chronological chapter of the "Skywalker Saga”, it is set three years after the events of Star Wars, its story follows the battle between the malevolent Galactic Empire, led by the Emperor, and the Rebel Alliance led by Princess Leia. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker trains to master the Force so he can confront the powerful Sith lord, Darth Vader.
The highly anticipated sequel was released on May 21, 1980, and became the highest-grossing film of the year; subsequent releases escalated Empire to the thirteenth highest-grossing film ever in the United States and Canada. The film is regarded as the best film in the Star Wars series and among the greatest films ever, and is considered the rare sequel that is better than its predecessor. The climax, in which Vader reveals that he is Luke's father, is often cited as one of the greatest plot twists in cinema.
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