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Public Figures as “Star Wars” Action Figures

Gandhi as Yoda

Artist Mike Leavitt decided to "document the pulse of our times" by creating sculptures based on the "Star Wars" characters, but by replacing the famous actors with the equally famous people from public and political life, politicians, businessmen, show business stars and various celebrities. This nonrandom selection saga - according to the author, it is the best model for creating a "pop culture satirical mash-ups".

Have a look at these amazing hand-carved from wood sculptures that include many interestign mash-ups such as Albert Einstein as R2D2, Michael Jackson as an Ewok and Angelina Jolie in Princess Leia's outfit. Which one is your favorite?

1. Albert Einstein as R2D2

Albert Einstein as R2D2
(Photo by Mike Leavitt/Rex USA)

2. Nelson Mandela as a Jedi

Nelson Mandela as a Jedi
(Photo by Mike Leavitt/Rex USA)

3. Abe Lincoln as Han Solo

Abe Lincoln as Han Solo
(Photo by Mike Leavitt/Rex USA)

4. Steve Jobs as C3P0

5. Hillary Clinton as a Stormtrooper

Hillary Clinton as a Stormtrooper
(Photo by Mike Leavitt/Rex USA)

6. Mike Tyson as Darth Maul

Mike Tyson as Darth Maul
(Photo by Mike Leavitt/Rex USA)

7. Donald Trump as Darth Vadar

Donald Trump as Darth Vadar
(Photo by Mike Leavitt/Rex USA)

8. Gandhi as Yoda

Gandhi as Yoda
(Photo by Mike Leavitt/Rex USA)

9. Barack Obama as Lando Calrissian

Barack Obama as Lando Calrissian
(Photo by Mike Leavitt/Rex USA)

10. Oprah Winfrey as Padme Amidala

Oprah Winfrey as Padme Amidala
(Photo by Mike Leavitt/Rex USA)

11. Abe Lincoln, Steve Jobs and Charles Darwin

Abe Lincoln, Steve Jobs and Charles Darwin
(Photo by Mike Leavitt/Rex USA)

12. Angelina Jolie as Princess Leia

Angelina Jolie as Princess Leia
(Photo by Mike Leavitt/Rex USA)

13. Michael Jackson as an Ewok

Michael Jackson as an Ewok
(Photo by Mike Leavitt/Rex USA)

14. Sarah Palin as a Sith Jedi

Sarah Palin as a Sith Jedi
(Photo by Mike Leavitt/Rex USA)

15. Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Abe Lincoln with the artist Mike Leavitt

Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Abe Lincoln with the artist Mike Leavitt
(Photo by Mike Leavitt/Rex USA)
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