Harry from AICN and Sly Stallone are such BFFs that Sly sometimes sends Harry video of himself working out. During a recent late-night chat over tickle fights and bunny slippers email interview, Sly even revealed that he’d once auditioned for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars. So you can add Sly’s name to the list after Nick Nolte, Al Pacino, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Walken, Kurt Russell, and God knows who else who were rumored to be in line for the part.
Yes as a matter of fact I did [audition for Han Solo] and it didn’t meet with much approval since when I stood in front of George Lucas he didn’t look at me once, obviously being very shy. Then I said ‘Well obviously I’m not the right type.’ but it all worked out for the best since I don’t look good in spandex holding a Ray gun. [source]
That’s true. Luckily, he still looks good in really tight pants holding a pistol.