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LAS VEGAS - MAY 29: Actress Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia Organa character and actor Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker character from "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" are shown on screen while musicians perform during "Star Wars: In Concert" at the Orleans Arena May 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The traveling production features a full symphony orchestra and choir playing music from all six of John Williams' Star Wars scores synchronized with footage from the films displayed on a three-story-tall, HD LED screen. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Star Wars fans, get ready for a little alternate reality fun!

We were perusing the ol’ YouTube when we stumbled on these fantastic, raw, audition tapes for Episode IV!

Featuring Shirley from Laverne & Shirley, Kurt Russell, the guy from Greatest American Hero, and MORE!  Enjoy!

– East Side Dave


Cindy Williams (from Laverne & Shirley) as Princess Leia

Cindy Williams Star Wars Audition

"Cindy Williams" "Star Wars" Audition. Here she's auditioning for the role of "Princess Leia".


Kurt Russell as Han Solo

Kurt Russell Star Wars Audition

Kurt Russell's Star Wars Audition


William Katt (from Greatest American Hero) as Luke Skywalker

William Katt's Star Wars Audition with Kurt Russell

This is William Katt's Star Wars audition. You might remember him from The Greatest American Hero. There's a Luke and a Han audition. In both he's acting wit...


Perry King (from Riptide) and Charles Martin Smith (from American Graffiti & The Untouchables)

Star Wars Audition - Perry King and Charles Martin Smith.avi

This is Perry King (from Riptide fame ;) ) auditioning for Star Wars with Charles Martin Smith.


Linda Purl (from Happy Days and The Office)

Star Wars Audition - Linda Purl.avi

Linda Purl's Star Wars audition.


Lisa Eilbacher (from My Three Sons and Gunsmoke)

Star Wars Audition - Lisa Eilbacher.avi

Lisa Eilbacher's Star Wars audition


Amy Irving (from Crossing Delancey) & Christopher Allport (from To Live And Die In L.A.)

Star Wars Audition - Amy Irving & Christopher Allport.avi

Amy Irving's Star Wars audition. She's reading with Christopher Allport.


Terri Nunn (from the band Berlin)

Terri Nunn's Star Wars Audition.avi

The Star Wars audition of Terri Nunn. Who later became lead singer of Berlin.


Will Seltzer (from The Wizard and Johnny Dangerously)

Will Seltzer's Star Wars Audition (plus end of day wrap up).avi

This is the Star Wars audition for Will Seltzer. His audition was at the end of the clip that I have, so I left in the remainder of the footage. Which looks ...


Frederic Forrest (from Apocalypse Now)

Star Wars Audition - Frederic Forrest.avi

Frederic Forrest's Star Wars audition. Sounds like he's reading with Cindy Williams.Note: For a long while I had this video posted as the guy being Arliss Ho...


Carrie Fisher herself!

Longer Carrie Fisher Star Wars Audition

Longer version of Carrie Fisher's Star Wars AuditionNOTE - The person who is reading lines with her is none other than Harrison Ford. He actually did George ...


Mark Hamill himself!

Longer Mark Hamill Star Wars Audition

Longer version of Mark Hamill's Star Wars Audition.




"East Side" Dave McDonald. Co-Host Of The Morning Rat Race (6 to 10 AM). Digital Content Contributor & Coordinator. And all-around decent human.