Taking advantage of the opening of the 'last' Star Wars movie, Japanese promoters have pulled out all the stops. They've even launched the "R2-D2 and Boba Fett Japan Tour 2005" featuring Jeremy Bullock and Kenny Baker.
Although I am certainly an R2D2 fan, and often feel that he out acts many of his fellow actors in the Star Wars movies, until I saw the ad for the Tour I didn't realize that Kenny Baker - the fellow that has portrayed R2-D2 in all six movies, was also Fidget in "Time Bandits" and has acted in quite a few other well known movies. Bullock, though he has quite a few more movies to his credit, didn't ring a bell with me at all.
In any case, both of them were totally encased in metal for their Boba Fett and R2-D2 roles, so it's really hard to associate them with the roles unless you're a dyed in the wool Star Wars fan.