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Tupac Was Considered For The Role Of Star Wars Jedi Master

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01/09/2014 9:03 am
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Tupac Was Considered For The Role Of Star Wars Jedi Master

Clare Sidoti

Managing Editor

The movies and characters we all know and love could be extremely different, if but for a trick of fate, one of the other actors considered for the role was offered it. Case in point: Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones, Jodie Foster as Princess Leia or Josh Hutcherson as Spider-Man. Now it has come out that Jedi Master Mace Windu from the Star Wars prequel trilogy may have had a more musical bent. The late rapper Tupac Shakur reportedly auditioned for a role in the first Star Wars prequel – The Phantom Menace. While it was never revealed which role he auditioned for, it is believed to have been Mace Windu. A part that ultimately went to massive Star Wars fan, Samuel L. Jackson. In an interview with 2Pac-Forum, Death Row Records engineer Rick Clifford recounts a conversation he had with Tupac in 1996. Tupac had discovered the fact that Clifford had worked for Beverly Hills 90210’s Brian Austin Green as well as a number of movies so the two often discussed Tupac’s film career. During this conversation he reportedly told Clifford that he was reading for George Lucas as they wanted him to be a Jedi in the upcoming film. "Samuel L got Tupac's part. [Tupac] said [to me], 'Old man, keep your fingers crossed'. He said, 'I've got three movies coming up. One of them, I've got to read for George Lucas'." While he didn’t land the Star Wars gig, Tupac was in seven movies before his untimely death in September 1996. You can listen to the interview here:


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