Ted Cruz’s favorite movie is reportedly “The Princess Bride,” but he has a connection to another beloved ’80s movie.
An observant Twitter user spotted the Texas senator’s doppelganger in the opening scene of “Return of the Jedi,” as Imperial officers await the arrival of Darth Vader.
Cruz’s lookalike can be spotted at the 1:37 mark in the clip below. The man is decidedly not Ted Cruz (especially since Cruz said he waited in line for two hours for “Empire Strikes Back” as a child), but the actor shares some of the Texas senator’s trademark facial features.More: All the people Ted Cruz looks like (but probably isn’t)
Is… is that Ted Cruz on the left? https://t.co/gA0orB7xYT
— Charles Leiserson (@LocutusMIT) December 12, 2016
The tweet was in response to a thumbnail image Uproxx used in a tweet promoting its review of “Rogue One.” The review argues that the latest installment in the “Star Wars” franchise reiterates that the series has always been political, no matter what Disney’s CEO or Trump supporters who are boycotting the film might say.
Disney’s CEO Says There Are No Politics In #RogueOne, But #StarWars Has Always Been Political https://t.co/xPHtX8DVEm pic.twitter.com/2fnChFQLnl
— Jill Pantozzi ? (@JillPantozzi) December 12, 2016
Most of the responses to the find centered on jokes about the conspiracy theories surrounding Cruz, namely, the Zodiac Killer meme that just won’t go away.
@LocutusMIT @Bartzebest no, he'd have been too busy as a the Zodiac Killer to help out the Empire
— FFXV- Ch.13 (@JlnFrancisco) December 12, 2016
@LocutusMIT The movie is too old for it to be him. It must be his father… the #ZodiacKiller.
— William M. Leiserson (@MightyWilltor) December 12, 2016
Those conspiracy theories have no evidence to support them, but Cruz has said in the past that “The Force Awakens” made him cry, so maybe he’ll get a kick out of this Internet theory.
“Rogue One” opens tomorrow in select theaters and goes in wide release Friday. Read our Statesman review of the film here.]]