George Lucas initially saw actor Jeff Goldblum as his perfect space pirate Han Solo. Alas, Goldblum had already accepted a role in Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall” and had to pass on the role. Unfortunately for Goldblum, his part in Annie Hall was cut down to just a one-line cameo (“I forgot my mantra”) in the final edit of the film. “Annie Hall” did beat “Star Wars” for best picture at the Oscars, so there’s that for revenge.
In the 100 days of Star Wars trivia series, we share 100 unique facts about the Star Wars franchise as we count down the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.