Galactic Senate aide Mas Amedda played by actor David Bowers, confers with Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, actor Ian McDiarmid, during a scene from “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.”
Galactic Senate aide Mas Amedda played by actor David Bowers, confers with Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, actor Ian McDiarmid, during a scene from “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.” HANDOUT KRT
Galactic Senate aide Mas Amedda played by actor David Bowers, confers with Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, actor Ian McDiarmid, during a scene from “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.” HANDOUT KRT
Star Wars Countdown

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