5. Daniel Radcliffe
I don’t think it’s a stretch to call Daniel Radcliffe one of the most talented actors of our time. For some, fame at such a young age can be traumatizing, especially when it takes up such a significant portion of one’s life as it did for Radcliffe and seven films as Harry Potter. However, Radcliffe took on that role and has never regressed since. In fact, he has grown in numerous ways as a performer. I say performer because Radcliffe is not only a fixture in movies like Swiss Army Man or the television show, Miracle Workers, but a figurehead in stage acting as well.
He began to take on stage productions as early as 2007, going on to appear across West End in his hometown of London or on Broadway in New York. It is especially relevant for Star Wars as not only does a theatre background help, but it imagines a scenario where Star Wars evolves into a play itself. It’s something that may sound incredulous to some but I’ve always thought it possible myself.
It’s understandable that Radcliffe hasn’t worked on many blockbuster films since starring in Harry Potter, but there could be a great opportunity for a Star Wars spinoff similar to Obi-Wan Kenobi. In fact, one of the actors working on that project, Indira Varma, referred to the production of it as comparable to an independent film. With a situation like that and Radcliffe’s acting prowess, Luke Skywalker could be an ideal character for him.