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No Han Solo (Harrison Ford)

Han Solo was bad-ass, plain and simple. He gave Star Wars an edge. The I-don't-give-a-shit, tough-guy attitude made him suave and all the more endearing when he really cared. Harrison Ford's performance was brilliant, from the hilarious "We're fine... how are you?" in A New Hope, to the immortal "I know" in Empire Strike's Back. Without Solo and his hostile romance with Leia, the original three episodes would have been a fairy tale, too immature and simple to have the appeal they did.