Darth Vader Half Costume

Darth Vader was portrayed by bodybuilder David Prowse in the original film trilogy, and by stunt performer Bob Anderson during the character’s intense lightsaber fight scenes. George Lucas originally intended for Orson Welles to voice Vader (after dismissing using Prowse’s own voice due to his English West Country accent, leading to the rest of the cast nicknaming him “Darth Farmer”). After deciding that Welles’s voice would be too recognizable, he cast the lesser-known James Earl Jones instead. The photo above shows David Prowse in half of Darth Vader’s costume on the set of The Empire Strikes Back. Continue reading for more rare celebrity photos.

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