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Leonardo DiCaprio Was Offered a Role in Star Wars Film. True Story

  | December 30, 2015 10:03 IST (New Delhi)
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Leonardo DiCaprio was offered a role in the blockbuster Star Wars franchise, he confirmed. When asked if was in offered the role of Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequels, Leonardo said: "I did have a meeting with George Lucas about that as well," but he, "Just didn't feel ready to take that dive"

Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio was offered a role in the blockbuster Star Wars franchise, he confirmed in an interview to the Shortlist.
When asked if he was offered the role of Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequels, Leonardo told the Shortlist: "I did have a meeting with George Lucas about that as well, yes."
But why did he not go ahead with the role?
He answered: "Just didn't feel ready to take that dive. At that point."
The character was eventually played by actor Hayden Christensen in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
The latest film in the Star Wars franchise is The Force Awakens, which is the sequel to the original trilogy. The film released in India on December 25. (Also Read: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fastest Film to Hit $1 Bn at Box Office)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens also became the fastest movie to pass the $1 billion mark in global box office sales.

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