Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill’s Screen Test Archival Footage From 1976 ‘Star Wars’

Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill

Video editor 70sSciFiBoy released an astonishing archival Star Wars footage of Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill doing a test read for Star Wars IV: A New Hope in 1976. Ford hadn’t yet been cast in the movie but had been chosen to read opposite those auditioning for the part. George Lucas was so fascinated with Harrison’s acting abilities that he eventually gave him the role of Han Solo.

In the mid-1970s, director George Lucas was casting for the now-iconic film Star Wars. Harrison Ford was hired to play the part of Han Solo (as a favour to Lucas, by reading opposite actors auditioning for the role). Harrison proved so good in the readings that he was officially offered the role of Solo.

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