Kurt Russell Auditions for Star Wars

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…

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Star Wars as Silent Film

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  • dfsale says:

    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…

  • Thom says:

    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.

  • Maya says:

    @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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