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Leonardo DiCaprio Almost Saved The "Star Wars" Prequels By Playing Anakin Skywalker

WE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW GOOD WE ALMOST HAD IT.

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The heavily criticized Star Wars prequels have quite the reputation among fans and the general public. Heck — there's even fan-made "anti-cheese" edits on YouTube of the three films.

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Well, what if I told you America's sweetheartthrobbae, Leonardo DiCaprio, almost played Anakin Skywalker? AKA young Darth Vader? AKA no Hayden Christensen acting? AKA MORE LEONARDO IN OUR LIFE?

In a recently resurfaced ShortList interview from six years ago, DiCaprio revealed he talked to George Lucas about playing the Force-sensitive Anakin, but didn't feel up to tackling the role at the time:

"I did have a meeting with George Lucas about that [playing Anakin Skywalker] as well, yes. I just didn't feel ready to take that dive at that point."