5 Actors Who Were Almost in Star Wars

If you are surfing the web these days, it is impossible to hide from the never-ending stream of Star Wars content. Maybe so much content that you’re absolutely stuffed to the brim. Maybe you are sick of the content—but we doubt it, considering you are reading this list. In addition, this is nothing new. Even in the pre-digital age, Star Wars was ubiquitous. George Lucas bought himself out of the conventional studio system on the back of merchandise. From toys to cereals to comic books to novelizations, it was hard to go to a store without seeing something related to the galaxy far, far away. In the aftermath of Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith alone, Lucasfilm made 3 billion dollars off merchandise sales; 75 percent of what Lucas eventually sold the entirety of Lucasfilm for to Disney just seven years later. Suffice it to say, when Star Wars is in the conversation, it’s really in the conversation.

We all know who is in Star Wars. There’s that one guy, there’s that other guy. The guy who plays Indiana Jones is in it, so is the Joker from Batman: The Animated Series. The guy from Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting is in it and so is the woman from V for Vendetta. Remember Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis? Well, Llewyn Davis is in it too. The more interesting question is who isn’t in Star Wars? The answer is plenty of people. I am not in it, and it’s statistically very likely you aren’t either. I wasn’t even close to being in Star Wars, but in all seriousness, some very interesting actors almost were.

Check out our slideshow below! Did we miss any almost-stars of this beloved franchise? Be sure to let us know in the comments!


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