From the MoviesGreedo was an overzealous bounty hunter hired by Jabba the Hutt to collect on Han Solo. Greedo challenged Solo in the Mos Eisley Cantina. At blaster point, the Rodian demanded Solo pay his debt to Jabba. Solo claimed he didn't have the money with him. Greedo had lost his patience, and opened fire. His shot missed; it was the last mistake Greedo would make. Solo opened fire with his powerful blaster pistol, ripping through the cantina table and the Rodian's chest.
Greedo was an alien with a tapir-like snout, bulbous eyes, pea-green skin, and a crest of spines atop his skull. He was survived by a relative named Beedo who took his place in Jabba the Hutt's court.
Behind the ScenesGreedo was played by two people due to the shooting schedule of A New Hope. When Greedo is face-to-face with Han Solo, these shots were filmed in England with Harrison Ford as Solo and Paul Blake as Greedo. The Greedo mask is not articulated at all in these shots.
Unimpressed with Greedo's inability to visibly emote, George Lucas had the make-up effects crew refit the mask with articulated features. With the improved mask, Lucas shot close ups of Greedo, this time played by Maria de Aragon. These were shot in California without Harrison Ford.
In reality, Greedo spoke Quechua, a language indigenous to the Andean regions of South America.
Keywords: Databank - Episode IV, Databank - Expanded Universe
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