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Star Wars (1977)
 Who was considered for Star Wars?

Karen Allen
Before being cast in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Allen had auditioned to play Princess Leia.
Actor who got the part: Carrie Fisher

Mel Blanc
Mel Blanc (famous voice talent) auditioned for the voice of C-3PO.

Bruce Boxleitner
BABYLON 5's Captain Sheridan auditioned for the role of Luke Skywalker.

James Caan
George Lucas considered him to play Han Solo.
Actor who got the part: Harrison Ford

Robert Englund
According to imdb.com, Robert Englund auditioned for the part of Luke Skywalker. He didn't get the role, but he talked Mark Hamill into auditioning.
Actor who got the part: Mark Hamill

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster was Lucas' second choice to play Princess Leia.
Actor who got the part: Carrie Fisher

Stan Freberg
Auditioned for the role of C-3PO. Suggested George Lucas go with the actor who played the part on the set.
Actor who got the part: Anthony Daniels

Amy Irving
Amy Irving reportedly auditioned for the role of Princess Leia and ended up getting the role of Sue Snell in Carrie.
Actor who got the part: Carrie Fisher

William Katt
William Katt (The Greatest American Hero) auditioned to play Luke Skywalker.
Actor who got the part: Mark Hammill

Perry King
Considered for the role of Han Solo. Not cast in the movie, but played the role in the radio adaptation.
Actor who got the part: Harrison Ford

Christopher Lee
Turned down the role of Grand Moff Tarkin. Suggested Peter Cushing play the part.
Actor who got the part: Peter Cushing

Toshiro Mifune
Lucas originally wanted an Asian actor to play Obi-Wan Kenobi because of George Lucas's love of Akira Kurosawa movies (watch "the Hidden Fortress" to see where most of Star Wars came from), but ultimately the studio and George felt it would be a better selling point to have a well-known white actor in the role.
Actor who got the part: Alec Guiness

Nick Nolte
Considered for the role of Han Solo.
Actor who got the part: Harrison Ford

Teri Nunn
The lead singer of the 80s pop group "Berlin" did a screen test for the role of Princess Leia.
Actor who got the part: Carrie Fisher

Al Pacino
Supposedly turned down the role of Han Solo in Star Wars.
Actor who got the part: Harrison Ford

Eve Plumb
Eve Plumb was considered to play Leia.
Actor who got the part: Carrie Fisher

Burt Reynolds
Reynolds was considered for the role of Han Solo.
Actor who got the part: Harrison Ford

Kurt Russell
Considered for the role of Han Solo.
Actor who got the part: Harrison Ford

P. J. Soles
P. J. Soles was considered to play Princess Leia Organa.
Actor who got the part: Carrie Fisher

Sylvester Stallone
According to Lucas, Sylvester Stallone was considered for the role of Han Solo (along with over 1000 others).
Actor who got the part: Harrison Ford

Christopher Walken
Considered for the role of Han Solo.
Actor who got the part: Harrison Ford

Orson Welles
Welles was considered to do Darth Vader's voice.
Actor who got the part: James Earl Jones

Billy Dee Williams
Billy Dee Williams had tested for the role of Han Solo in the original film.
Actor who got the part: Harrison Ford

Cindy Williams
Williams was considered to play Princess Leia.
Actor who got the part: Carrie Fisher

James Woods
James Woods auditioned to play Han Solo.
Actor who got the part: Harrison Ford



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