With Reporting By Josh Horowitz
Al Pacino is currently wowing the crowds at the Toronto International Film Festival with his great performances in "Manglehorn" and "The Humbling."
But the legendary actor almost had a very different career path: he was offered the role of Han Solo in "Star Wars," but turned it down.
"It was at that time in my career where I was offered everything," Pacino said. "I was in 'The Godfather.' They didn't care if I was right or wrong for the role, if I could act or not act."
Well, considering his performance in "The Godfather," everyone probably had a sneaking suspicion he could act. So why did he turn down what would become one of the biggest movies ever?
"I remember not understanding it when I read it," recalled Pacino, who then joked, "Another missed opportunity."
But don't fret, fanboys! There's another franchise Pacino is a huge fan of himself: "Guardians of the Galaxy."
"I was really impressed," Pacino said. "It's amazing and inventive and so funny, and dark and deep. It was very Shakespearean."
But would Pacino ever consider being more than just a spectator at a Marvel movie?
"Yeah, I'm ready to go to Marvel," he said.
You heard him, Marvel. Make him an offer he can't refuse.