Celebrity Social Media Profile: MARK HAMILL

For those who don’t know, Mark Hamill is an actor most famous for playing Luke Skywalker in a number of the STAR WARS films (1977–present). Hamill is also very well known for being the long-time voice behind DC Comics character The Joker in animated films, video games and TV series. In addition, he has also provided both live action and voice acting roles in several features and shows over the past four decades.

Hamill, 64, is an active social media user on Twitter (@HamillHimself), Facebook and Instagram (@hamillhimself). His posts are relatively the same on each platform.

Mark Hamill’s official Twitter account, @HamillHimself

On Twitter, he has 1.01 Million followers. This is where Hamill is most active. Although he only follows 153 people in return, he is very interactive with his fans on a daily basis, through Favorites, Retweets, and actual responses. Often times he’ll be seen wishing fans Happy Birthday’s, answering questions or even saying a brief “Thank you”.

Hamill quite clearly tweets for himself, and is not monitored by a representative. He personalizes tweets, uses lots of humor, and is very heartfelt about what he writes. His use of social media is not what gained him his fame, since his lengthy career began well before social media platforms existed.

Mark Hamill @HamillHimself tweeting a photo before the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015.

As seen in the photo above, Hamill will often use social media to show both his personal life and his time on the job. He is currently in the process of filming the next STAR WARS film, due in theaters December 2017, and often posts pictures of himself on set or with other members of the cast he spends times with. He will also promote other upcoming projects he has worked on.

Through fan interaction and a look into his daily life, Mark Hamill is a very fun person to follow on social media, especially Twitter. I have followed him since 2013 and get a kick out of everything he posts.

UPDATE: After posting this assignment to Medium, I shared the link on my Twitter, and Mark Hamill “liked”/acknowledged my tweet, proving how active on Twitter he is. (See Below)

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