Dutch stuntman Dirk “Dickey” Yohan Beer donned Boba Fett’s armor in “Go back of the Jedi,” hitting the aspect of Jabba’s barge and falling into the Sarlaac pit. Beer printed to The Leisure Junkie that once he disappeared into the pit, there was once an airbag that deflated, and whilst the darkish room was once the “best cool position round,” you continue to “had to watch out for scorpions and rattlesnakes, and run in your lifestyles.”
That wasn’t Beer’s best function within the movie, although, as he additionally suited up to play skiffmaster Barada, a Gamorrean Guard, or even Mark Hamill’s double within the Tatooine collection. He seemed in a while Endor as rise up Sergeant Junkin and an Empire Biker Scout, who an Ewok kicks from his motorbike right into a tree.
A 12 months later, Beer squared off towards Harrison Ford as more than a few Thugee guards in “Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom,” after which later in “The Ultimate Campaign,” the place he informed Star Wars Interviews, “you’re going to see me all over, combating Indiana, falling off the bridge and getting blown up in a German truck.”
Beer continues to be an in-demand stuntman, having labored with Spielberg in “Empire of the Solar,” in addition to two of the “Jurassic Global” movies. He’s additionally a 2d unit director, and enjoys operating the conference circuit, the place “the little children know extra concerning the ‘Star Wars’ films … than we who have been in fact in it” (by way of Existence Field Media Channel).