Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Darth Vader Before Voiceover

(YouTube Link)

Darth Vader was voiced by James Earl Jones, but physically acted by David Prowse, a tall British model, actor, and bodybuilder. Prowse actually said all of his lines in character in the original takes, which were then altered with Jones' voice. This video shows what Darth Vader first sounded like.

via Urlesque


Johnny Cat said...

Didn't Peter Mayhew speak English during filming, saying what Chewie would say with human words? I swear I saw that somewhere.

John said...

I hadn't heard that. I'm not sure how that would work, given that Wookie and English are structured very differently -- entire sentences take varying amounts of time.