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Duchovny Turns Down 'Star Wars' Role

Aug 28, 2001 | 10:01am EDT

A lot of people would bend over backward just to be part of the "Star Wars" empire. But not David Duchovny, apparently.

British entertainment site Empire Online reports that "The X-Files" guy, during a French Internet chat last week, revealed that he was approached by George Lucas about the still untitled "Episode 3" project.

But get this: He actually turned it down.

"I'm a fan of Star Wars," Duchovny said during the chat, "but I'm not sure of having the time to act in it. ... I've got tons of projects in production after the 'X-Files' series."

One of those projects that Duchovny will have time for will be DreamWorks' sci-fi comedy "Evolution," where the actor has signed on to play a professor who must save the world from alien attacks.

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