People: Jan. 11, 1999

EVERYONE SMILE AND SAY "YODA"

That face in the upper left-hand corner may look a lot homelier than those Vanity Fair normally features on its cover, but you can bet your Tatooine the magazine recognized his undeniable appeal to stalwart Star Wars fans everywhere. On its new issue, due early this month, Vanity Fair features this cover photograph by Annie Leibovitz, who was granted exclusive access to the superfluously secretive Tunisian set of the Star Wars prequel The Phantom Menace. From left, LIAM NEESON as Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn; the ugly guy (known as Jar Jar); NATALIE PORTMAN as Queen Amidala,...

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