I was reading an article on reddit about how Sir Alec didn't like his role as Obi Wan. It got me reminiscing about the time I first saw The Bridge Over the River Kwai, which also features Sir Alec. I was a hyperactive kid and the movie was showing on cable. My mom asked me if I wanted to see a movie with Obi Wan in it. Of course, I jumped at the chance. My mom, in her clever way, pitched the movie as being about how Obi Wan became a famous general. Mind you, this was before the Prequels came out. I sat there and watched the whole movie. It wasn't until I was much older that I realized what mom did, but I still enjoyed that movie all the same. It was because of mom's creativity that I got into watching old movies.
I always wanted to share that story with Sir Alec, but never got the chance. However, I'm curious to know if anyone has similar stories about how Star Wars opened them up to other possibilities.