Every director has his or her favorite “lucky charm” actor. It’s almost impossible to watch a Tarantino movie without seeing Tim Roth, a Martin Scorsese movie without Robert De Niro or a David O. Russell movie without Jennifer Lawrence.
Thanks to director Rian Johnson, 34-year-old actor Noah Segan has been in films like Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the AMC’s juggernaut, Breaking Bad, which Johnson also helped direct.
There’s barely any info on Noah Segan online, other than a list of movie roles for his IMDB page and references to an equally lucky charm family. He’s the grandson of photographer Arthur Rothstein (known for Dust Bowl photos) and nephew of Rob Stoner (backup for Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen).
Noah Segan currently has 56 credits to his name, but the most iconic are likely when he worked with Rian Johnson. Segan played d-bag tough guy Dode in Brick (2005) and then d-bag dummy Kid Blue in Looper (2012).
“I’m a bad, bad guy,” joked Noah Segan about the Kid Blue role. “I do a poor job as a bad guy.” The character’s name comes from an obscure comedy western from the 1970s that starred Dennis Hopper and Warren Oates (also, Segan’s favorite actor).
The Kid Blue role will likely stand out to Looper fans, but Noah Segan’s role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi was almost just a nod for Rian Johnson fans as he slid across the scene like just another extra (officially listed as "X-Wing Pilot Starck").
But, Segan isn’t the only on-screen guest.
According to Vanity Fair, Prince William, Prince Harry, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Edgar Wright, Ellie Goulding, James Corden, Mark Hamill’s entire family, and a half-dozen Game of Thrones actors (besides Jojen Reed) may or may not have been stormtroopers or resistance fighters sprinkled throughout the film.