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Topher Grace: 'Re-cutting Star Wars made me a better actor'

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Topher Grace has opened up about his 85-minute fan edit of George Lucas's Star Wars prequels.

In March, the That '70s Show star unveiled a new cut of the three movies at a private screening for filmmakers, actors and select online press.

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He has since spoken out about the experience, saying that he believes it has helped him to become a better actor.

"It has helped my acting - editing something that didn't have me in it," Grace told the Huffington Post.

"There's this expression that it's written three times: during the script, when you're filming it and when you're editing it. And I believe that's wrong. I think it's written once, in editing - and everything is clay for that. And I wanted to learn about it - I thought it would be neat."

Grace went on to say that he would like to re-cut Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

"Hopefully, in June or July, we'll do another one," he said. "I actually had a trailer for Close Encounters that ran in front of the Star Wars one."

Watch a trailer for Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace below:

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