Al Pacino Claims He Turned Down 'Die Hard' And 'Star Wars' Roles

6/4/2013 4:32pm EDT

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Renowned thespian Al Pacino is convinced he gave Bruce Willis his big break in Hollywood by turning down the lead role in Die Hard.

The Scarface star has divulged he was one of the first actors approached to play tough cop John McClane in the 1988 blockbuster, but he passed on the script.

Pacino made the revelation about Willis at a question-and-answer session in London over the weekend, insisting, "I gave that boy a career!"

He then added, "You know who else I gave a career to? Harrison Ford in Star Wars - that role was mine for the taking but I couldn't understand the script."

The 73 year old compared himself to rising star Jennifer Lawrence at the height of his career, saying, "I was the one. Things came to me," but he admitted having regrets about some of the roles he had turned down: "I'm not a very good judge of what's good."

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Photo Credits: PR Photos , Twentieth Century Fox. , Lucasfilm Ltd.

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