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No joke! Long before Bill Murray's famous Star Wars lounge act on Saturday Night Live, George Lucas was originally considering him for the role of Han Solo in 1977's Episode IV: A New Hope. Wow. This would have been a completely different movie! I can kind of see Murray's cockiness working for the role, but no... no, nevermind, I really can't picture this no matter how hard I try. I will say though that the famous Cantina scene where Han shoots Greedo would have been amazing with Murray in the driver's seat... imagine Murray calling his name a la "Ned Ryerson?" from Groundhog Day before blowing him away. There would have been absolutely no question as to who shot first!
Okay, you know what? I've changed my mind... Bill Murray as Han Solo would have been an awesome casting choice.
Who got the part:
Harrison Ford (who was a carpenter for Lucas at the time he was discovered). Other actors in consideration for the role were Kurt Russell, Al Pacino, Nick Nolte and yes... Christopher Walken.l< << PREV 1 of 10 NEXT >>
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