May 4 has become known and celebrated as Star Wars Day. To mark the occasion, here are ten fun facts about the popular science fiction movies!

1. "Yoda" was almost played by a monkey. However, as J.W. Rinzler writes in the book The Making of Star Wars, this idea ended up being quickly discarded.

2. "Yoda" was also originally named "Buffy". Fortunately, the screenwriter decided to change the character's name to "Yoda".

Check out the video above for even more interesting Star Wars facts!

10 Facts About Star Wars For Star Wars Day

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10 Facts About Star Wars For Star Wars Day