DAVID PROWSE / SEBASTIAN SHAW / JAMES EARL JONES
portrayers of Darth Vader (a.k.a. Anakin Skywalker)
in Return of the Jedi (a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode VI)
Thanks to Shawn McManus for the idea.
He explains why it took three men to play a single character:
David Prowse is the 6' 11" body builder who wore the suit. However, he
sounds kinda like a teletubby.
Sebastian Shaw was selected to be the face of Darth Vader / Anakin Skywalker
because he was a famous British actor, although he didn't have the voice
that Lucas was looking for when he made the first movie.
James Earl Jones, the only American of the trio, has a voice that speaks for
itself. (No pun intended.)
Of course, when you take all six Star Wars episodes into account, you
have to add two more actors who prtrayed Anakin:
- Jake Lloyd (Episode I)
- Hayden Christensen (Episodes II & III)
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