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Ted Cruz says 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' traumatized him

Technically Incorrect: Declaring Han Solo his hero, Republican presidential candidate Cruz tells Jimmy Kimmel that the latest "Star Wars" movie almost made him cry. He also jokes about running over Donald Trump.

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"The Force Awakens" awakened tears?

Jimmy Kimmel Live; YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

What disturbs you?

What childhood event, adolescent disappointment or even adult despair has scarred you beyond repair?

Did it ever make you want to become a politician?

It's a tangential question incited by Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's Wednesday appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

Asked how many of the "Star Wars" movies he's seen, Cruz proudly said, "All of them."

And when probed about the last movie that made him cry, he exposed his deeper innards.


"As someone who grew up -- I mean, I stood in line for two hours to watch 'Empire Strikes Back,'" he said. "Han Solo was my hero."

He didn't want to spoil what happens to Solo during the most recent movie, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

"I'll just say that there's an image in that movie that was traumatic at a level I never wanted to see," he said.

I don't want to spoil it for you either, but come on, the movie came out in December and if you haven't seen it by now, you must have no friends.

Some might observe there's been a notable change in Cruz since the movie emerged. He was first friendly toward rival Donald Trump. It's different now.

He admitted in another part of the interview that if, while about to reverse his car, he were to see Trump in his rear-view camera, he's not sure which pedal he'd depress.

Might he, Ted Solo (as he may be known in Congress because of his alleged lack of friends), see a little Vader in Trump?

It's a pity Kimmel didn't ask that question.