Dutch stuntman Dirk “Dickey” Yohan Beer donned Boba Fett’s armor, hit the side of Jabba’s barge and crashed into the Sarlaac Pit in Return of the Jedi. Beer revealed to The Entertainment Junkie that an airbag was deflated when it disappeared into the pit, and while the dark room was the “only cool place around,” you still had to “watch out for scorpions and rattlesnakes and run.” your life.”
That wasn’t Beer’s only role in the film, however, as he was also cast to play Skiffmaster Barada, a Gamorrean Guard, and even Mark Hamill’s double in the Tatooine sequence. He later appeared on Endor as a rebellious Sergeant Junkin and an Empire Biker Scout who is kicked off his bike by an Ewok into a tree.
A year later, Beer feuded with Harrison Ford as various Thugee Guardians in Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom and later The Last Crusade, where he told Star Wars interviews, “You’ll see me everywhere, fought against.” Indiana, fell off the bridge and was blown up in a German truck.”
Beer continues to be a sought-after stuntman, having worked with Spielberg on Empire of the Sun and two of the Jurassic World films. He’s also a second-unit director and enjoys working at conventions where “the little kids know more about the ‘Star Wars’ movies … than we who were actually there” (via Life Box Media Channel).