RIP Kenny Baker (Fidgit from Time Bandits)
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.

Just saw this.

Will watch Time Bandits tonight.

He brought great heart to his role in the film.

Rest in peace.

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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