Kurt Russell Auditions for Star Wars

in Film | July 19th, 2011

Talk about dodging cinematic bullets. Imagine The Godfather without Marlon Brando. It almost happened. And then Star Wars with Kurt Russell (playing Han Solo). It was a real enough possibility, and here’s the audition tape as proof…

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  1. dfsale says . . .
    July 19, 2011 / 10:49 pm

    Dodging a bullet? Kurt Russell would probably have been a good Han Solo…at least, it’s easier to see him in the role than Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones…

  2. Thom says . . .
    July 20, 2011 / 9:33 am

    Yeah, I don’t see the bullet either. I hind sight, this might even be type casting in regard to Kurt Russell. Mostly it seems like nothing gained, nothing lost. Russell is prettier, so that could enhance the love story attraction.

  3. Maya says . . .
    July 20, 2011 / 10:05 am

    @Thom excuuuuuse me! but harrison ford is *was* way more handsome and charming than kurt russell.

    i don’t think this is exactly a “dodge a bullet” situation… but i think harrison ford is han solo, and anyone else probably would have made the character less interesting. think about it, in one decade the man was han solo, indiana, deckard and john book. kurt russell doesn’t even come close that.

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