Actors Almost Thrown In Star Wars Movies
Star Wars was created by filmmaker George Lucas. It’s a space opera franchise and its films involve a struggle between heroes and evil dictatorships. Star Wars and its characters and actors have gained a large number of fans. Some actors were almost cast in movies but dropped out for reasons. Here is the list of actors who almost got cast in Star Wars Movies.
Anakin Skywalker was played by Hayden Christensen but initially the role was offered to Leonardo DiCaprio. Leonardo turned down the role because he wasn’t in the right frame of mind to play Anakin Skywalker as he was still not done with the huge success and fame he had achieved with the Titanic.
He wanted to play the character of Jar Jar Binks and wanted to play him in prosthetic makeup effects, but George Lucas wanted it to be completely CGI.
Jodie was one of Lucas’ best choices for the role of Princess Leia, even though she was in her early teens at the time. She turned down the role because her schedules conflicted because she was playing in Taxi Driver.
When Billie appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she said she met JJ Abrams and they discussed Rey’s role in The Force Awakens movie.
English actor and filmmaker Gary Oldman interviewed General Grievous in Revenge of the Sith, as it was not a Screen Actors Guild film. The character would have been better if he had been voiced by Gary.
Toshiro Mifune’s daughter said he turned down the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi because he believed Star Wars would not properly describe the role of the samurai. He is best known for his roles as Japanese warriors in movies.
Benicio Del Toro
He was first chosen to play Darth Maul in the movie The Phantom Menace. Benicio Del Toro chooses to decline the role after Lucas cuts his many dialogues. Later, martial artist Ray Park received the role and did it justice