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Star Wars: 10 Things You Never Knew About Mace Windu

Find out what Samuel L Jackson demanded for his role.

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Mace Windu is best known for one thing - Sam Jackson played him, and you may think that’s the most interesting thing about this enigmatic Jedi Master. Look, you’re not wrong to find Sam Jackson interesting, but there’s a lot more to Windu than who played him and his purple lightsaber.

Not only was Windu one of the most powerful Jedi of his time, but he was also the most devoted to his cause. Windu wasn’t without his quirks though. He spent much of his life battling his darker emotions, and he might have had more in common with Anakin Skywalker than he cared to acknowledge.

And there’s the matter of his lightsaber, which is purple and of course purple is universally known to be the coolest color. That’s a scientific fact. Oh, and there's his and Yoda’s staunch, unbending view on the Force that may have led to the fall of the Republic, destruction of the Jedi, and rise of the evil Galactic Empire. So, there’s that.

And that's not all you need to know about him...

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