Leonardo DiCaprio Was Supposed To Play Anakin Skywalker!

Can you imagine Leonardo DiCaprio swinging around a light saber and hanging with droids?

Well, had George Lucas had his way back in the early 2000s, that could have been a reality (well okay, movie reality)!

Leonardo DiCaprio Was Supposed To Play Anakin Skywalker!

In a recent interview, Leo revealed that he was offered the role of Anakin Skywalker in the last two prequels of the Star Wars series!

“I did have a meeting with George Lucas about that, yes,” said the 41-year-old actor. “[I] just didn’t feel ready to take that dive. At that point.”

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At the time, Leo was the hottest thing in Hollywood coming off the huge success of Titanic.

But clearly the idea of thousands of Star Wars mega-fans proclaiming you to be the “WORST. ANAKIN. EVER.” didn’t sound too enticing.

The role eventually went to Hayden Christensen and guess what, the mega-fans hated him and he eventually disappeared from Hollywood.

Bullet dodged Leo!

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