Sylvester Stallone: ‘I Told Lucas I’d Be Awful As Han Solo’

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August 15, 2014 | 6:55pm EST

Sylvester Stallone torpedoed his chances of playing Han Solo in the first Star Wars films by confirming George Lucas’ fears he would be awful as the space bounty hunter at his audition.
The action man has revealed he was up for Harrison Ford’s iconic role and reluctantly turned up to audition for the part following the release of his breakout movie Rocky.
He took one look at Lucas and his sidekick upon entering the room and knew immediately he wasn’t going to get the part.
Stallone recalls, “After you’ve seen 100 people, you get tired, so you just hope the guy in front of you disappears… I got nowhere.
“I said, ‘Let me just make it easy for you; I would look like crap in Spandex, leotards and a ray gun. Guys from outer space don’t have this kind of face’.”