12. Keisha Castle-Hughes – Revenge of the Sith
In Revenge of the Sith, we learn that Naboo has a new teenage queen: Queen Apailana, who attends her predecessor Padmé’s funeral at the end of the film. Apailana is played by Keisha Castle-Hughes, who at the time was best known for starring in the 2002 film Whale Rider at the age of 12, but has since worked predominately in television. Some of Castle-Hughes’ credits include playing Obara Sand in HBO’s Game of Thrones and Tabby on Manhunt: Unabomber.
11. George Lucas – Revenge of the Sith
George Lucas may have created the Star Wars saga but he’s never been a director known for making cameos in his own movies, opting instead to spend his time behind the camera. However, after 28 years working on the franchise, Lucas finally decided to make an on-screen appearance in his final Star Wars movie, Revenge of the Sith, and it’s such an unexpected cameo that there’s a good chance you totally missed it.
Lucas plays a blue-skinned alien named Baron Papanoida, a statesman and playright who appears during the film’s senate scene. It may not be the glamorous cameo we would have expected but it makes a little more sense when you consider that Lucas wrote Papanoida as a lover of the performance arts who frequently attended shows at the Galaxies Opera House on Coruscant and secretly served the Galactic Republic as an intelligence agent who may or may not have been working for himself the whole time, but was strongly opposed to Palpatine. Papanoida also appeared in an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but was voiced by Corey Burton that time out.