Why Al Pacino turned down the role of Han Solo

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Al Pacino is interviewed onstage by Emma Freud Photo: Jeff Gilbert

Why Al Pacino turned down the role of Han Solo

Al Pacino was one of several actors to be asked to play Han Solo.

Al Pacino is probably best known for playing hard-bitten criminals and cops, but his career could have taken a more otherworldly turn had he taken up an offer from George Lucas.

During An Evening With Pacino Via Telegraph in London this weekend, the Oscar-winning actor revealed that he could have starred in Star Wars as Han Solo. Pacino said:

“It was mine for the taking but I didn’t understand the script.”

Han Solo instead became the role that kick-started Harrison Ford’s career. However, Ford wasn’t the first choice: Lucas didn’t want to use an actor he had worked with before (the two had previously collaborated on American Graffiti), and Jack Nicholson, Chevy Chase and Bill Murray we all considered, alongside Pacino, as potential Solos.

Well for me it was on another level if Al-Pacino played Han Solo but what Harrison Ford did in the movie it actually made the movie what it is today, So in the end all went well !

So what you think about it ? If Al-Pacino played Han solo will you like the movie more or it might be a more bigger franchise and more people would follow the Star Wars ?