Fun Fact of the Day: With the Disney company set to release the seventh movie in the STAR WARS saga as early as the end of 2015, one piece of trivia stands out. Although the series is recognized as one of the highest grossing movie productions out of Hollywood in history, only one STAR WARS actor has ever received a best acting nomination from the Academy Awards. Sir Alec Guinness (Obi Wan Kenobi) was nominated for his work in the original release in 1977. Guinness passed away in 2000.