30 Best 'Star Wars' Moments

From jaw-dropping lightsaber duels to last-minute rescues, we count down the saga's most unforgettable may-the-Force-be-with-you scenes

6. The Theater Scene ('Revenge of the Sith')

Ian McDiarmid as Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious delivers what may be the best acting moment in the franchise in this scene, in which the soon-to-be emperor carefully and subtly manipulates the emotions of his future apprentice Anakin Skywalker, laying the groundwork for his conversion to the dark side. Never mind that this all happens while the pair watch a weird liquid energy performance art piece; McDiarmid is full of restrained menace as he recounts the legend of Darth Plagueis in this superbly directed scene.

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