There are few movie franchises in the world that are more popular than Star Wars. The first three movies to actually hit the big screen were so popular that basically every starring actor in those movies saw their careers and their legend grow far beyond what they could have imagined. While most people have lined up to be a part of these films, there are some who have actually been given the chance to appear in one of the now seven films and decided it would be better to turn it down. Sometimes they decided to turn the role down because they felt they weren’t ready, other times they just didn’t feel the role was right for them but whatever the reason, check out the 10 actors who shockingly turned down roles in the Star Wars franchise.
Leo was actually offered the role of Anakin Skywalker but he didn’t feel he was ready for what was such an iconic character. In the end the role went to an unknown who wasn’t particularly ready either. We can’t even imagine how much better the prequels would have been with DiCaprio as a young Vader.
Can you imagine anyone other than Harrison Ford taking on the role of Han Solo. George Lucas did. He offered the part to Burt Reynolds first but thankfully, Reynolds turned the job down.