Request submitted on: 04:21, August 21, 2012 (UTC)
Purpose: In my currently ongoing work with articles pertaining to actors who appeared in minor roles as extras, often unaccredited, in The Empire Strikes Back, I've come across Arve Juritzen, who played a Hoth Rebel soldier in the film without credit. Mr. Juritzen has particularly caught my interest because of the certain level of fame he has attained today in his home country of Norway. He hosted several noteworthy Norwegian television programs in the early 2000s and today has become an accomplished author. I find it rather fascinating that Mr. Juritzen, who, according to his IMDb page, never appeared in any other films, went from random, unknown eighteen-year-old kid scoring a role in one of the most successful major motion films of all time to national media celebrity in his home country. I'd love to hear straight from the horse's mouth, as it were, how that happened and what it means to him today. We haven't really done one of these formal interviews in more than three years now, and it appears Mr. Juritzen is a rather accessible person through e-mail, so I thought this would be a nice opportunity to add something unique like this to Wookieepedia.
Since we haven't done one of these interviews in a long time, you may choose to read through the policy procedure for interviews laid out on Wookieepedia:Interviews. I'm formally obligated to submit this request to the community, and then people are supposed to comment on what they think of it. There won't be a formal vote, but rather we just obtain a general opinion from a few people, and if it's positive, I'll send a request to Mr. Juritzen and see if he responds. Please feel free to leave comments in this section. Toprawa and Ralltiir (talk) 04:21, August 21, 2012 (UTC)
- If he's accessible and is willing, it seems like a good idea to me. Atarumaster88 (Talk page) 04:26, August 21, 2012 (UTC)
- Do it! Menkooroo (talk) 04:32, August 21, 2012 (UTC)
- I don't understand why we ever stopped. Interviews are a cool thing for us to do. Go for it. Darth Trayus(Trayus Academy) 04:35, August 21, 2012 (UTC)
- Update: I did get in contact with Mr. Juritzen after my preliminary e-mail. He said he would be glad to participate in Wookieepedia's interview and to go ahead and submit him the questions. Sadly, after a follow-up request and more than a month of waiting, still no response. I decided to give it until the end of today to see if I heard anything, so I'm afraid I'm going to have to call this one a bust. He did seem genuinely interested in answering our questions, but I get the feeling that he's extremely busy and it's probably not high on his list of priorities. Toprawa and Ralltiir (talk) 23:51, October 15, 2012 (UTC)