Al Pacino could be Han Solo in Star Wars, but he turned down the role

Millennium Digital

Mexico City / 04.05.2021 17:32:25

When talking about the movies of Star Wars it is impossible not to think about Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher y Harrison Ford, who played Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa y Han Solo, respectively. Today it is impossible to think of another star playing any of those roles.

However, did you know that at the time, Al Pacino was considered to play Han Solo? In the end, the one who got the character was Harrison Ford. Years ago, the legendary actor from The Godfather (1972) and Scarface (1983) counted the reason you turned down the opportunity.

Al Pacino didn’t understand the script

Harrison Ford He owes his career to me, just kidding. If i declined Star Wars It was because I did not understand the script, as simple as that. I went with a friend, he read it, but he didn’t understand it either. I was saying: ‘Are they going to make a movie of this?’ and I did not accept it“, he said in 2013 to british newspaper Evening Standard.

No regret

“I do not regret anything although I have made several mistakes, I chose certain films wrong or I did not do my best for certain roles. Reject Star Wars it was one of my first big mistakes. All this is in my personal museum of errors along with other good scripts that I let go, “he said in 2015 to the portal The Talks.

Harrison Ford had a participation like Han Solo on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Other actors who were taken into account for this character were Jack Nicholson, Chevy Chase y Bill Murray.

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Other rejected papers

As a curiosity, Al Pacino not only refused to be Han Solo, also refused the role of John McClane, in the saga of Hard to Kill, with whom Bruce Willis stayed. Furthermore, he refused to play the gallant of Pretty Woman (2019), Edward Lewis, starring with which Richard Gere stayed.

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