At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Obi-wan Kenobi, played by Ewan MacGregor, is current for the births of Luke and also Leia, and also he appears to be about thirty-five years old, provide or take. When we again view Obi-wan, he is fairly an older male, possibly in his late sixties or at an early stage seventies, played by Sir Alec Guinness. Yet Luke, if the analysis I"ve done is correct, is roughly nineteenager years old at the start of A New Hope. If this is incorrect, by all suggests correct me, yet if it"s true, why would Obi-wan have aged so much?


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In-Universe, no actual canon answer I understand of, but he was a male living in fairly negative problems (backwater crap of a planet, via really poor facilities, and he lived in a cave in a boonies to boot), who had actually significant emotional blows (Leaving aside any war-connected PTSD, he increased the damned Darth Vader! And every little thing he ever before organized dear was ruined, together with a lot of of his friends).

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Oh, and he has obligation to watch over the pretty a lot just hope of the Galaxy, and also is totally stymied in raising him correctly as a result of Owen Lars" intransigence.


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going from the Star Wars Wiki, Luke was born in 19BBY, Obi-Wan in 57BBY and Anakin in 41.9BBY, IV takes place in 0BBY therefore it deserve to be assumed that Luke is 19, Obi-Wan is 57, and Anakin is 41 at those times.

Alec Guinness was around 62 throughout the production of IV, just 5 years older than his character for this reason suggesting that he some what ages normally

http://starbattles.wikia.com/wiki/Luke_Skywalkerhttp://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Galactic_Standard_Calendar#Behind_the_scenes


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Having remained in a actual armed forces, I have the right to attest that fighting a 2 decade long battle could age a man.


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Obi-Wan believed that Tatooine affected his aging procedure.

From the canonical novel Ahsoka,

He stood up, his knees creaking in a quite alarming fashion. Sudepend he wasn"t that old yet. It need to be the desert climate that impacted him strangely.


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Obi-Wan"s wrinkles and bleached hair might be explained by living 20 years out of doors (in a cave, however still) in windy, dry conditions and under double suns. Being homemuch less is apparently hell on the skin.


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The "problem" is that the story was readjusted multiple times from the original STAR WARS to REVENGE OF THE SITH.

In STAR WARS, Obi-Wan is actually in his at an early stage 60s. Father Skywalker was in his late 50s. Darth Vader was much younger.

In the second draft of EMPIRE STRIKE BACK, George Lucas made a decision that Vader was currently Skywalker. Age wise this operated... till the prequels.

In the original STAR WARS, Luke is 21 years old (Leia is 18 by the way). That suggests that in REVENGE OF THE SITH, Obi-Wan would certainly have actually remained in his beforehand 40s while Anakin late 30s. In fact in REVENGE OF THE SITH, Lucas shelp that Anakin is in his mid 20s while Ben late 20s.

So now it doesn"t occupational... however then Lucas changed so many type of things with the years that it is bound to happen.

But its actually straightforward as there are 3 ways to look at STAR WARS:

STAR WARS the original 1977 filmThe Adendeavors of Luke Skywalker (from which it was dubbed up till a couple of months before the release)

STAR WARS the original trilogyIts only later on that Lucas included in the EPISODE IV title and shelp that tright here would be 9 movies (which was never the part of the original plan).

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STAR WARS the six-component storyThe story of Anakin Skywalker, as Lucas so wants us to think of it now.