Toshiro Mifune

I just learned today from reading this article ( that in 1977 Paramount was considering Toshiro Mifune for the role of a Klingon leader in a proposed Star Trek motion picture called Planet of the Titans (before Star Trek: The Motion Picture actually came to pass).

I imagine the idea didn’t get very far, but the very thought that one of the three or four greatest actors of all time was considered for both Star Trek **and** the role of Obi-Wan in Star Wars (1977), but only ended up in Steven Spielberg’s awful 1941 (1979) is just too heartbreaking for this geek to contemplate any further.


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