Lando Calrissian is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. He is portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. He also appears frequently in the Star Wars 'Expanded Universe' of novels, comic books and video games, including a series of novels in which he is the primary protagonist. Lando Calrissian first appears in The Empire Strikes Back as the administrator of Cloud City, concerned primarily with keeping the Galactic Civil War and the Empire out of his affairs. One day, Darth Vader arrives and blackmails Calrissian to betray his old friend Han Solo over to the bounty hunter Boba Fett by threatening to take over the city.
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