Size Matters Not: The Extraordinary Life and Career of Warwick Davis

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The life and times of Warwick Davis, star of Ricky Gervais's forthcoming sitcom, Life's Too Short Actors work their entire careers hoping to achieve the kind of cult movie hero status that Davis achieved at the age of eleven playing Wicket W. Warrick, the lead Ewok in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. In this lively and down-to-earth memoir, Davis offers personal stories on the making of some of the most popular films of the last few decades — including the Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Leprechaun movie franchises, ...

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Overview

The life and times of Warwick Davis, star of Ricky Gervais's forthcoming sitcom, Life's Too Short Actors work their entire careers hoping to achieve the kind of cult movie hero status that Davis achieved at the age of eleven playing Wicket W. Warrick, the lead Ewok in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. In this lively and down-to-earth memoir, Davis offers personal stories on the making of some of the most popular films of the last few decades — including the Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Leprechaun movie franchises, among many others — and shares the unique perspective of life as experienced by someone with a one-in-a-million genetic condition.
• The real life of the man who helped destroy a Death Star, saved a princess, defeated an evil sorceress, taught magic to Harry Potter, became a Jedi Master, and embodied a mass murdering, gold-obsessed leprechaun — the one and only Warwick Davis
• Warwick Davis's honest look at the highs and lows of life as an actor and pop culture icon, from his screen debut in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi to his starring role in Ricky Gervais's forthcoming sitcom, Life's Too Short
• Includes behind-the-scenes stories, from sweltering inside a furry Ewok costume and filling in for R2-D2 to sliding down a glacier at Mach 2 with Val Kilmer and getting kicked in the face by Ricky Gervais (again and again)
• Features a foreword by George Lucas, who has been friends with Davis for almost three decades Both refreshingly frank and highly entertaining, this book will help you see what life is like when it really is too short.

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English actor Warwick Davis is 41 years old and stands 3 foot 6. His big career break is part of Star Wars history: In 1983, he was slated to be just a walk-on Ewok in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi when the actor playing lead Ewok fell ill. George Lucas himself chose 11-year-old Warwick as his replacement. The preteen's portrayal of Wicket W. Warrick led to prominent parts in the Willow, Leprechaun, and Harry Potter film series. Now, in Size Matters Not, this big-hearted man reflects on his life on and off screen; in private life and our shared public mythology. Like the man himself, far more than a novelty. (P.S. Davis stars in Ricky Gervais' upcoming TV comedy Life's Too Short.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470914663
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,365,269
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Warwick A. Davis made his screen debut as Wicket the Ewok in 1983's Return of the Jedi. His extremely rare condition has led to a career as the world's leading little actor. He also runs Willow Management, an agency representing actors below five feet and above seven feet in height, and lives in Peterborough, England, with his wife, Sam, and their two children, Annabelle and Harrison.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by George Lucas xi

Prologue Expecting Someone Taller xiii

One E Eetee, Eetee Chiutatal Bok Ootu Ootu Chuu-Ock 1

Two An Ewok Is Born 17

Three Just Me and Princess Leia 35

Four The Caravan of Courage 51

Five Return of the Ewok 65

Six Starman in My Caravan 75

Seven Skating for Spielberg 83

Eight Heroes Come in All Sizes 99

Nine Oh, Rats! 135

Ten Hiii-Hoooooooo! 145

Eleven Willow’s Shotgun Wedding 161

Twelve Lep in the Hood 181

Thirteen Love and Biscuits 205

Fourteen Annabelle 215

Fifteen The Little Menace 221

Sixteen The Half Monty 243

Seventeen Guess Who’s Back? 255

Eighteen Pottering About 265

Nineteen Luck of the Irish 279

Twenty For the Love of Cheese 295

Twenty-One Paranoid Android 303

Twenty-Two A Little Extra 321

Twenty-Three My Wonderful World 347

Epilogue The Moral of the Story 365

Beyond the A New Beginning 369

Epilogue

A Small Tribute 389

Acknowledgments 391

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

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    Wasn't Warwick Davis also in the Harry Potter films as Griphook the goblin and Professor Flitwick?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    So funny!!!

    This was the guy that played the ewok that princess leia met in the empire strikes back. He's really funny, too!!

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