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Tupac Shakur Was Almost In Star Wars

Tupac was a vastly multitalented artist. Not only in music, but as actor. He played many memorable roles in movies such as Juice, Poetic Justice, Above The Rim and Bullet. Many thought that the West Coast rapper was a budding actor with immense potential.  In a recent an interview with, Rick Clifford, the former chief engineer of Death Row Records, spoke a great deal about Tupac Shakur, pointing out that he was set to audition for a role in George Lucas’ Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

“He was telling me that he was supposed to read for George Lucas and them,” says Rick. “They wanted him to be a Jedi,’ a part that ultimately went to Samuel L. Jackson.”  Samuel Jackson played Mace Windu. You can listen to the audio above.

[via New York Daily]


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