Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio was almost cast as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars
DiCaprio: Tony Barson—WireImage/Getty Images; Skywalker: Lucasfilm/Fox/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock

Although Hayden Christensen was eventually chosen to play Anakin Skywalker in the second two films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, the role was apparently originally offered to Leonardo DiCaprio. However, the actor, who was still riding the wave of his Titanic fame, apparently wasn’t in the right state of mind to turn to the dark side.

DiCaprio told the Shortlist in 2014 that he met with George Lucas to discuss the part, but turned it down. “[I] just didn’t feel ready to take that dive,” he explained.

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