STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE Actor Ahmed Best Defends His Place In Motion Capture History

The actor who played the much-derided Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace responded to a fan who claims his role in the history of performance capture is being unfairly diminished.

We all know how fans responded to Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. While the cringeworthy comic relief character has become a bit of a scapegoat for the Star Wars prequels in general, the  performance capture used to create Jar Jar should be acknowledged as groundbreaking.

However, some fans don't think the actor who brought the character to life, Ahmed Best, is getting the credit he deserves. After a video of Andy Serkis talking about the development of performance capture was shared with Best on Twitter yesterday, the actor went on to explain how the crew who did the code and animation for Jar Jar deserve lots of credit as well.

What do you think about Best's comments? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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