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Actors Almost Cast In Star Wars Movies


Star wars were created by Filmmaker George Lucas. It is a space opera Franchise and its movies involve a struggle between heroes and evil dictatorships. Star Wars and its characters and actors gained a huge fan following. Some actors were almost cast in movies but dropped out due to their reasons. Here is the list of actors who were almost Cast In Star Wars Movies.

Source: IMDb

Leonardo DiCaprio

Anakin Skywalker was played by Hayden Christensen but initially, the role was offered to Leonardo DiCaprio. Leonardo turned down the role as he was not in the right state of mind to play Anakin Skywalker as he was still not over from the huge success and fame he got from Titanic.

Source: Edexlive

Michael Jackson

He wanted to play the character of Jar Jar Binks and wanted to play it in prosthetic makeup effects but George Lucas wanted it to be completely CGI. 

Source: BBC

Jodie Foster

Jodie was one of Lucas’ top choices for the role of Princess Leia even if she was in her early teens at that time. She turned down the role because her schedules were clashing because she was starring for Taxi Driver. 

Source: The Cut

Billie Lourd

When Billie appeared in The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she told that she met J.J. Abrams and they discussed the role of Rey in the movie The Force Awakens But unfortunately she was later given a smaller role but she was even excited about that. 

Source: GQ

Gary Oldman

English Actor and filmmaker Gary Oldman polled out for voicing for General Grievous in Revenge of the Sith because it was a non Screen Actors Guild film. The character would’ve looked better if it was voiced by Gary. 

Source: Famous People

Toshiro Mifune

Toshiro Mifune’s daughter told that he turned down the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi because he thought that the star wars would not depict the samurai’s role in the right way. He is best known for his roles as Japanese warriors in films. 

Source: Time Magazine

Benicio Del Toro

He was initially cast as Darth Maul in the movie The Phantom Menace. Benicio Del Toro chooses to refuse the role after Lucas cuts his so many dialogues. Later, martial artist Ray Park was given the role and did justice to it 

Written by Ramya Khera