RIP Kenny Baker (Fidgit from Time Bandits)
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Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars movies and Fidgit in Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits, has sadly passed away at 81.

Quote:Despite the fame R2-D2 brought him, Baker told the BBC in 2001 that his own favourite screen role was as Fidgit in 1981's Time Bandits.
"The director Terry Gilliam's such a nutcase, he's so enthusiastic, you can't help enjoy it. It was just a fun film to make," he said.



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Hi
Just saw this.

Will watch Time Bandits tonight.

He brought great heart to his role in the film.

Rest in peace.

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Mark
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Lovely tribute from Gilliam over on facebook with the goblet photoshopped to look like a holy grail.

I love Time Bandits and as a child I watched it hundreds of times. Fidget was my favourite character in that film. As others have said he brings a lot of heart to the role, he's the one who seems to befriend Kevin. He just comes across as 100% good guy.
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