Han Solo is most often described as a rogue and a scoundrel, and owns the Millennium Falcon, the fastest ship in the galaxy.
After an Imperial patrol forced him to dump a cargo for Jabba the Hutt in space Han agreed to take Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and the droids to Alderaan - for a price.
Chasing more money Han agreed to help to rescue Princess Leia from the Death Star, but disappeared afterwards, taking his money with him.
But he had a charge of heart and flew back to the Death Star, arriving just in time to save Luke from Darth Vader, freeing him to destroy the Death Star.
Han then stuck with the rebels as they moved their base to the Hoth system, taking Leia on the Falcon after she was cut off from her ship.
He took the ship to Cloud City to be repaired but was captured by Darth Vader and bounty hunter Boba Fett, who froze him in carbonite.
Frozen Han was taken to Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine, but was rescued when all his friends teamed up to rescue him.
He then led the rebel team on the moon of Endor, helping switch off the forcefield protecting the Death Star so it could be destroyed.