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Monday, August 2, 2010

Stallone Admits He Was Considered for 'Star Wars'

by Matt McDaniel

He was a scrappy underdog from Philly who got a shot at the heavyweight title. He was also a Vietnam vet out for justice. He was even a truck driver turned professional arm wrestler. But he missed his chance to be a stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder.

In a recent question-and-answer session with the readers of Ain't-It-Cool-News, Sylvester Stallone opened up about the roles he has played in his career, plus a few that he didn't. Most notably, he revealed that he was actually considered for the role of Han Solo in the original "Star Wars."

 Stallone was asked by a fan to confirm that he had answered a casting call for the character, and he replied, "Yes as a matter of fact I did and it didn't meet with much approval since when I stood in front of George Lucas he didn't look at me once..."

3 comments:

Cathy_of_Alex said...

I have to admit I like Sly Stallone. He's always very self-deprecating and well aware what people think of him. He's laughing all the way to the bank.

Vincenzo said...

I've liked some of his roles too, but I can't picture him as this character.
(A friend said this photo is going to give her nightmares.)
I wonder what other actors of that era could have been good substitutes?

LarryD said...

I wonder what other actors of that era could have been good substitutes?

William Shatner!!