Star of the upcoming blockbuster action film "The Expendables," Sylvester Stallone, recently admitted in an interview that he auditioned for the role of Han Solo in the George Lucas saga "Star Wars."
Prior to the acclaim and success of “Rocky,” Sylvester Stallone wasn’t a household name and only appeared in minor roles such as the 1971 Woody Allen picture “Bananas” where he played a subway thug and the 1975 film “Death Race 2000” where he was Machine Gun Joe Viterbo.
In a recent interview, Stallone stated that he auditioned for the part of Han Solo in the smash-hit “Star Wars,” according to the Press Association. Stallone did not receive the part but was glad it went to Harrison Ford, who wasn’t even in the running.
“I did [audition for the part] and it didn't meet with much approval. When I stood in front of George Lucas he didn't look at me once, obviously being very shy. Then I said, 'Well obviously I'm not the right type.' But it worked out for the best since I don't look good in Spandex holding a ray gun.”
Worst Previews reports that actors Christopher Walken, Robert DeNiro, Nick Nolte, John Travolta and Kurt Russell all auditioned for the Han Solo role.