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Darth Vader before the voice over

Darth Vader before the voice over was David Prowse

Prowse is Vader

Darth Vader is played by a lot of actors. In the original trilogy David Prowse was actual Darth, while his voice was done by the brilliant vocal talent of James Earl Jones. There was also some other guy when the helmet came off and the actors in the newer trilogy – but they aren’t anything to do with what I am talking about today. Besides none of them really count as the Darth Vader we all know and admire.

What a lot of people may not know is that Prowse actually said all of Vader’s lines for acting purposes even though everyone was aware that he would eventually be voiced over. Well, the original recording is available thanks to the good old internet. As the video below shows, Darth Vader before the voice over was a hell of a lot less cool when he had a west country English accent.