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Michael Jackson – Jar Jar Binks

Yep, the king of pop really did almost play Jar Jar Binks – that’s according to Ahmed Best, the man who actually did end up playing the much-hated character. According to Best, “Michael wanted to do the part, but he wanted to do it in prosthetics and makeup like Thriller. George wanted to do it in CGI. My guess is ultimately Michael Jackson would have been bigger than the movie, and I don’t think he wanted that.”

9 surprising actors who were almost cast in Star Wars

Sam Ashurst

Let’s face it, everyone wants to be in Star Wars. Which probably explains why so many people have auditioned to be in them. But there are only so many parts to go around, which means some truly amazing (and odd) actors have missed out on key roles.

Click through above to see our selections, and may the force be with you. Yes, you.

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