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Star Wars Day: 5 reasons to love John Boyega

STAR WARS: John Boyega is shining brightly

JOHN BOYEGA is just one of the young black British actors shining brightly in the acting universe. Playing everything from an alien-slaying South London teen in Attack the Block to a stormtrooper in Disney's Star Wars, he's made it his mission to capture the audience's attention. More recently he's branched out of acting to produce Pacific Rim: Uprising, which he also stars in.

To celebrate Star Wars Day, here are 5 reasons we can’t get enough of John Boyega, the greatest Stormtrooper to ever do it.

HE'S HUMBLE...
He may joke around here, but if you've heard him talk about the reactions of his friends and his dad to the news of his Star Wars role, it's no surprise he's managed to stay grounded.

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HE'S NOT AFRAID TO BE A FANBOY...
He's called Harrison Ford his best friend more times than we can count but the jury is still on whether Ford feels the same. But it's not just veteran megastars that he's a fan of, he's also a big supporter of UK talent.

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HE'S ALWAYS GOT TIME FOR HIS FANS…
From signing fan memorabilia to surprising them at screenings, John doesn't just know how to be a fan, he knows how to treat them too.

HE'S PROUD OF HIS NIGERIAN ROOTS...
If he's not donning traditional attire, you can find John praising Nigerian dishes or celebrating the country of his ancestors. (FYI, he says Nigerians perfected jollof.)

HE DOESN'T TAKE HIMSELF TOO SERIOUSLY...
Contrary to his tweet, we're sure that many women would wait in line to be his wife – and the replies from followers suggest they would!

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