10/11/2012 01:38 pm ET

Mark Hamill: Obama Like Obi-Wan In 'Star Wars'

"Star Wars" star Mark Hamill has favorably compared President Barack Obama to Obi-Wan Kenobi.

During an interview with Cenk Uygur on Current, Hamill -- who portrayed Luke Skywalker in the original "Star Wars" trilogy -- said that Obama was "very wise" and possessed the qualities of both Obi-Wan and another "Star Wars" icon.

"He’s got a sort of probably a cross between Obi-Wan and Yoda," Hamill said. "Gosh. I so revere him I’m going to have to go with the Sir Alec Guinness character, Obi-Wan."

For those not aware, Obi-Wan Kenobi is a Jedi knight who helps train Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope"; before that, Obi-Wan was best friends with Anakin Skywalker, who later became Darth Vader.

Uygur joked that Obama was more like Luke Skywalker, but Hamill demurred, saying that Obama was "out of [his] league."

This is the second time this month that Hamill has expressed feelings about the 2012 presidential election. Following the first debate between Obama and Romney, Hamill tweeted that Romney was "a snake oil salesman."

As previously noted, Hamill's missive was retweeted over 1,000 times and inspired some "Star Wars" related responses, including this one -- which may have been on Hamill's mind when he compared Obama to Obi-Wan.

For more on Hamill's interview with Uygur, head over to Mediaite.

[Mediaite via NewsBusters]

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