Al Pacino Turned Down "Star Wars" Role Because He Couldn't Understand It

He was offered the role of Han Solo.

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First off: Who knew that Al Pacino was actually in the running to play Han Solo in Star Wars? Harrison Ford portrayed him brilliantly, of course, and we wouldn't have it any other way, but still!

Crazy, but true—Pacino was really offered the role of Han Solo right after starring in the first two Godfather films. But, according to the actor himself during the An Evening with Pacino event in London this past weekend, the role didn't quite appeal to him when he did take a look at it: "It was mine for the taking but I didn’t understand the script." The force is strong with this one.

Also, some other fun facts that were revealed during the event: Pacino was also offered both Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando's roles in Apocalypse Now, as well as Richard Gere's role in Pretty Woman. Sigh—more dreams of what could have been.

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[via The Telegraph]

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