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Al Pacino Was Offered Han Solo Role in "Star Wars"

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Al Pacino Was Offered Han Solo Role in "Star Wars"Submit Comment
During "An Evening with Pacino" in London, Al Pacino told the crowd that George Lucas offered him the role of Han Solo in "Star Wars," but he turned it down. "It was mine for the taking," explained Pacino. "But I didn't understand the script."

At the time, Lucas wasn't a very well-known filmmaker, but Pacino was an Oscar-nominated actor for his work in "The Godfather" and "Serpico." The only reason why Lucas was even able to pitch the project to Pacino was because Lucas' friend Francis Ford Coppola ("Godfather") organized for the two to meet.

Lucas didn't want to hire actors he worked with in the past. But even though he worked with Harrison Ford on "American Graffiti," he still decided that the actor was the best person for the role of Han Solo. Before Ford, such actors as Jack Nicholson, Bill Murray and Chevy Chase were considered.

Source: Telegraph


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TheSkippySpartan writes:
on June 3rd, 2013 at 10:47:12 PM

this is pretty much a known fact
bandolero999 writes:
on June 3rd, 2013 at 11:07:35 PM

if this was the 70s ill give a sh*t
jthm-1 writes:
on June 3rd, 2013 at 11:37:14 PM

Patton Oswalt's intrepretation of Nick Nolte's would-be performance as Han is probably fairly acccurate. If only?
Avirex writes:
on June 3rd, 2013 at 11:44:16 PM

Better suited for Gangster roles back then.
minkowski writes:
on June 3rd, 2013 at 11:54:44 PM

I'll put this news right next to the go-go boots, disco glitter ball and testicle afro.
Stapes writes:
on June 4th, 2013 at 12:09:15 AM

Seriously? I've always defended you WP, but this "news"item is so insulting I'm over it. f*ck you, Alex.
Rambo writes:
on June 4th, 2013 at 2:00:43 AM

remind me when was the last time he made a good movie?
KillerCOck writes:
on June 4th, 2013 at 3:53:29 AM

^
You Don't Know Jack.
zxz writes:
on June 4th, 2013 at 4:45:20 AM

I loved the part where he's being charged by a battalion of stormtroopers, and he says, "Say hello to my furry friend!" and Chewbacca throws a log at them.
Biz Malarkey writes:
on June 4th, 2013 at 5:24:29 AM

Stealing news any way he can cheap bastard
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on June 4th, 2013 at 11:46:36 PM

So ?
tolgaboy writes:
on June 5th, 2013 at 7:11:21 AM

Ha ha ha good joke

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