In the first draft of The Star Wars, tall, grim general “Darth Vader” was already close in line with his final depiction, and the protagonist “Anikin Starkiller” had a role similar to Luke Skywalker’s as the 16-year-old son of a respected warrior. Vader’s mask was originally designed by Ralph McQuarrie as part of Vader’s spacesuit and not intended to be part of the regular costume. He was portrayed by actor / bodybuilder David Prowse, and voiced by James Earl Jones, in the original trilogy. Continue reading for more rare behind-the-scenes Star Wars pictures. Click here to view some bonus images once you’re finished with the post.