50 Best 'Star Wars' Characters of All Time

From Mos Eisely aliens to the most dangerous Jedi ever, our updated ranking of the heroes and villains in a galaxy far, far away

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Lando Calrissian
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13. Lando Calrissian

As played by Billy Dee Williams, Lando is a suaver Han Solo. Both are rogues, gamblers and guns-for-hire who are philosophically inclined to stay out of galactic conflict unless the price is right. But Han doesn't trust his old buddy, likely for the same reasons other might not trust him: He mostly acts out of self-interest, not a sense of cosmic justice. Sure enough, Darth Vader gets to Lando first in The Empire Strikes Back and he spends the rest of the movie — and Return of the Jedi — heroically redeeming himself. But the man is cool even at his most treacherous: The silk shirt, the matching cape, the easy smile. Plus Cloud City looks fly. He can't be blamed for wanting to hold onto it. ST

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