This leads us to the most incredible secret cameo in Wayne’s unparalleled career — what would end up being his final movie “appearance.”
In 1977, his voice turned up in Star Wars, though this time it was far from recognizable.
In the first act of the film, when Luke and Ben seek Han Solo in Mos Eisley, an informant named Garindan rats out our heroes to Imperial troops. He is an alien wearing a black hooded robe, with goggles and an elephant-like trunk. The shady figure speaks into a communicator with a squeaky voice.
Believe it or not, this audio effect is a manipulated recording of John Wayne, taken from archival audio.
George Lucas always did refer to his classic as a sort of Western.