Leonardo DiCaprio Turned Down Star Wars Prequels Role

Is everything and anything Star Wars related destined to go viral this holiday period? It would appear that way. Its worldwide popularity amongst movie goers and die-hard Star Wars fans alike, the release of Star Wars, The Force Awakens is illustrating the voracity of Star Wars related news stories is not abating any time soon.

Latest, trending Star Wars story to go viral, is that famed actor, Leonardo DiCaprio once met with Star Wars creator, George Lucas, to discuss playing Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader), Luke Skywalker’s father, in the Star Wars prequel movies.

In a recent interview with news and entertainment website SHORTLIST.com, Leonardo DiCaprio, confirmed, it was true, he had been asked but decided to turn down the role of playing Anakin Skywalker, which eventually was played by  Hayden Christensen, in Star Wars, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

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