Ahmed Best Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ahmed Best was born on August 19, 1973 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).

Trivia (5)

George Lucas discovered Best in the chorus line of "Stomp" and invited him to try out for the role of Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Twin brother Khalid went to prom with Lauryn Hill (CHS, 1993).
Attended Columbia High School, Maplewood, New Jersey (class of 1991).
Admitted in a tweet that he considered suicide after the negative backlash he received for playing Jar-Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels.
Son of Ahmondylla Best.

Personal Quotes (5)

We like to think of film and music as art, but actually art is something that is not restricted.
I'm recording another demo for another batch of record labels that we'll shop it around to.
I'm going to move on and do other things. My life isn't going to be about Jar Jar Binks.
It doesn't bother me that people are stupid. I'm not stupid.
[on his Jar Jar Binks character representing a black slave stereotype] You know what? You have got to check your head and examine your own beliefs. Jar Jar is an orange frog. Heads need to relax. That shit is crazy . . . I just thought I was doing a funny role. I didn't know that the Jedi were a metaphor for the Man.

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