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Would Sean Connery have made a better Obi-Wan?

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Would Sean Connery have made a better Obi-Wan?

UltimateKrucible's Avatar

01.11.2013 , 06:03 PM | #1
Imagine hearing him say "Ushe the forsh, Luke".... Clashic.

"Thish wash your fathersh lighshabre"....

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01.11.2013 , 06:15 PM | #2
There's nearly unanimous love for the work Alec Guiness did. No reason to mess with success.
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TalonVII's Avatar

01.11.2013 , 10:08 PM | #3
No no and HELL NO. Sorry connery was bond, not a chance in HELL he'd of done it better than Sir Alec Guinness.
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01.12.2013 , 01:34 AM | #4
that would have been really weird seeing Obi Wan hit on Princess Leia

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01.12.2013 , 11:43 PM | #5
Better no, funnier quite possibly :P

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01.13.2013 , 05:38 AM | #6
Connery was too young at time of the first star wars, so couldn't have been as convincing as an old hermit, he was in his forties at the time. And he was too old for prequels, obiwan's grandfather maybe.
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01.13.2013 , 05:54 AM | #7
Hmm ... good point about Alec Guiness. Hard to top perfection, and Sean was too young (although not by much).

Now, when The Phantom Menace came around, he would probably have made a good Qui-Gon (Sean actually turned down the role of Gandalf in LOTR at the same time ).

So - would he have been better than Liam Neeson (who kind of sleep-walks through it, let's be honest)?

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01.13.2013 , 07:59 PM | #8
The original choice for Obi Wan was Toshiro Mifune, unfortunately he could only do his lines phonetically and Lucas didn't want to go that route.

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01.14.2013 , 11:50 AM | #9
I've always quite liked the casting of both the original and prequel Obi-Wan (not such a big fan of prequel Anakin or original Luke). Can't really picture Connery in any role in Star Wars. I guess he could have been Qui-Gon, but I was pretty happy with Liam Neeson there too.

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01.14.2013 , 05:27 PM | #10
While I'm quite happy with the excellent work of Sir Alec Guinness, I now have this image in my head of Sean Connery as Obi-Wan, Christopher Lambert as Luke, and Clancy Brown as Darth Vader.