Han Solo will always be -quite literally – one of the coolest characters in the Star Wars universe, as it was he who was frozen in a large block of carbonite in The Empire Strikes Back.
He's the smuggler who dumped Jabba the Hutt's cargo at the first sign of Imperial trouble and is known for making “special modifications” himself. Most of all, he's in it for the money.
He also had a pretty cool attitude which meant he was able to shoot Greedo first and let fly (boy!) with some classic one-liner quotes.
Here are a select few of Harrison Ford's best and most famous quotes from the five Star Wars movies in which he appeared.
The Original Trilogy
- “Great, kid. Don't get cocky” – Luke Skywalker and the gang had just escaped the Death Star following the death of Obi-Wan Kenobi when Vader sent a squadron of Tie Fighters after them. Luke managed to shoot one down and was pretty happy about it when Solo chirped back with this line. Han's no fool – he's been around much longer and knew that what they were going through is a life-and-death situation.
- “I still get a funny feeling about that old man and the kid. I'm not sure what it is about them, but they're trouble” – How right was Han when he said this line to his furry Wookie buddy?
- “Look, I ain't in this for your revolution, and I'm not in it for you, princess. I expect to be well paid. I'm in it for the money” – Han had a bounty on his head when he said this to Princess Leia. Still, he managed to overlook this long enough to fly in and save the day later on.
- “I know” – This line from The Empire Strikes Back is possibly one of the greatest ad-libbed lines in the history of movie-making. Han was about to be encased in carbonite and sent to Jabba the Hutt. Leia was finally able to vocalize her love for the smuggler and he replied with the classic line.
- “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid” – But that's so uncivilized…
- “Laugh it up, fuzzball!” – Did Chewie say something funny?
- “Never tell me the odds!” – When flying through an asteroid field whilst evading the Empire, -C3PO questioned the merit of Han flying, which prompted this reply.
- “Punch it!” – A quote that has been adopted by many fans whenever they need to start something such as their car.
- “You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon? It's the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs” – Possibly Han's most famous line. Why is this infamous? A Parsec is a measurement of distance, not time, so Han was simply making an idle boast to impress Obi-Wan and young Luke about the speed of the Millennium Falcon. Or was he? Tie-in books have explained that Han meant he cut down the distance commonly traveled on the Kessel run by flying close to Black Holes that no one else had dared to. But the new canon rules have made this explanation defunct. If you look closely at Chewbacca in this scene, he does seem a bit skeptical about Han's claim, however! In The Force Awakens Han corrects Rey's description of this run by shouting “12 parsecs” back at her.
- “Boring conversation anyway. Luke, we're gonna have company!”
There are plenty of Boba Fett fans out there and many of them were disappointed when the character found himself knocked into the Sarlac pit by a blinded Han Solo. Still, it was kind of funny when I was a kid.
The Force Awakens
“Chewie, we're home.”
Rey: “You're Han Solo?”
Solo “I Used To Be.”
When asked by Rey about the stories that happened, Han replies, “It's true. All of it. The dark side. The Jedi. They're real.”
To Finn: “Women always figure out the truth. Always.”
Han Solo: “Are you sure you're up for this?”
Finn: “Hell no!”
Han Solo as he offers Rey his pistol: “You might need this.”
Rey: “I can handle myself.”
Han Solo: “That's why I'm giving it to you!”
As Solo mans the pilot seat of the Falcon in a tight spot he says, “Come on baby, don't let me down.”‘
To Finn, who has just advised Han that he doesn't have a plan and thinks the Force can just be used to save Rey: “That's not how the Force works!”
The Rise of Skywalker
In The Rise of Skywalker, Han appears to Kylo Ren in a vision while he's on the Death Star. Ben cries “Dad!” to which Han lovingly replies “I know,” which is a great call back to Han's most famous line.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
These are quotes from the most recent addition to this article, the Solo solo movie, in which the younger version of the character is actually played (rather wonderfully) by the brilliant Alden Ehrenreich.
- “I'm gonna be a pilot. The best in the galaxy.”
- “I thought we were in trouble there for just a second but it's fine, we're fine.”
- “Oh, what would you know?”
- “You're 180 years old? You look great!”
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