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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' premiere

Updated 11:40 AM ET, Sun December 20, 2015
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British actor John Boyega, 23, has one of the film's lead roles as Finn, a redeemed stormtrooper. VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
The stars were out in full force December 14 at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Newcomer Daisy Ridley plays the role of Rey in the film and thrilled the crowd with her appearance on the red carpet at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Here's who else made the scene: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Lupita Nyong'o voices the character of Maz Kanata in the film. While she apparently isn't physically seen in the movie, Nyong'o lit up the red carpet in a metallic, shimmering full length gown. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
"Star Wars" creator George Lucas posed with J.J. Abrams, right, who co-wrote and directed "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Many fans will recognize Gwendoline Christie as Brienne from "Game of Thrones," but she also stars as Captain Phasma in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Actor Adam Driver and his wife, Joanne Tucker. Best known for his role in HBO's "Girls," Driver plays villain Kylo Ren in the new movie. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Mark Hamill -- yes, Luke Skywalker himself -- reprises his famous role in "The Force Awakens," although he's been mysteriously missing from trailers promoting the movie. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Harrison Ford and wife Calista Flockhart. Ford returns in the new movie as now-grizzled rebel pilot Han Solo. When asked by a young colleague in the movie's trailer about his character's legendary exploits, Solo says, "It's true. All of it." Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Actress Carrie Fisher and daughter, actress Billie Lourd. Her iconic character, the former Princess Leia, is now a battle-weary general in the new movie. Barry King/WireImage/getty images
No "Star Wars" premiere would be complete without famous droids R2-D2, left, and C-3PO, who both appear in the new film. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
British actor Anthony Daniels has climbed into a robot costume to play C-3PO in all seven "Star Wars" movies. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Peter Mayhew has played the role of Chewbacca, Han Solo's Wookiee sidekick, in all the "Star Wars" films. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Actor Andy Serkis, best known for his green-screen work that brought Gollum to life in "The Lord of the Rings" movies, plays Supreme Leader Snoke, another "Force Awakens" villain. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
This new droid, BB-8, is already drawing buzz after appearing in the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailers. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw at the premiere. A longtime close friend of George Lucas, Spielberg was once rumored to be in the running to direct "The Force Awakens." Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP