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Leonardo DiCaprio may be the biggest star in Hollywood right now but did you know that he was almost the biggest star in the Star Wars galaxy?

In an interview with Shortlist, Leonardo DiCaprio explains why he turned down the chance to be Anakin Skywalker in the prequels.

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When asked if he was in talks to star as Anakin Skywalker in the prequels, here’s what he had to say:

I did have a meeting with George Lucas about that as well, yes…Again, just didn’t feel ready to take that dive. At that point.

Can you imaging how different the prequels would have been if DiCaprio decided to take on the role? Though DiCaprio is an outstanding actor, it was probably a wise choice for him to decline the role. With what some would call a “lackluster” script, even great acting talent would have had some trouble turning bad dialogue into a masterpiece.

Source: Shortlist