12 Iconic Roles That Were Almost Played by Someone Else

Rumer Willis as Serena van der Woodsen? Al Pacino as Han Solo? Johnny Depp as Ferris? You won't believe which stars were originally cast in your favorite films

AL PACINO: HAN SOLO, STAR WARS

Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, R2D2 … Pacino? It almost happened! The actor was offered the part of Han Solo in the 1977 space vehicle but passed on it because he felt it was too "out there." "It was mine for the taking," he has said. "But I didn't understand the script." Though the role eventually went to Harrison Ford, Jack Nicholson, Chevy Chase and Bill Murray were also considered.