To me, Darth Vader is...

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by CIDLORD, May 16, 2002.

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To me, Darth Vader is...

Poll closed Mar 22, 2012.
David Prowse 7 vote(s) 4.1%
James Earl Jones 47 vote(s) 27.5%
Sebastian Shaw 6 vote(s) 3.5%
Bob Anderson (lightsaber stunt in ESB & ROTJ) 2 vote(s) 1.2%
All of them, but mostly Prowse 3 vote(s) 1.8%
All of them, but mostly Jones 86 vote(s) 50.3%
All of them, but mostly Shaw 2 vote(s) 1.2%
All of them, but mostly Anderson 2 vote(s) 1.2%
All of them! 16 vote(s) 9.4%
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  1. Mandrill Jedi Padawan

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    May 22, 2002
    MYSTIC_KNIGHT,Yeah James Earl Jones voiced Mustafa in the Lion King
  2. DarthMak Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 4, 2001
    star 5
    And the creepy part about JEJ in the Lion King is that he says this.

    "You are my son."

    Sounds a lot like "I am your father."
  3. CIDLORD Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 6, 2001
    star 3
    Does anybody consider the possibility that some fans may be underrating Prowse's performance?

    I think some scenes -where Vader doesn't speak- are very good because of Prowse's contribution.

    Case in point 1: Vader's entrance in ANH (his first scene).

    Case in point 2: Vader wandering Death Star corridors while Obi-Wan is searching for the tractor beam.

    As Prowse said -read quote some posts above- the walk was one the things that decided the character. The other was -obviously- his voice. I don't think people who doesn't speak English has a very different conception of Vader's character just because don't hearing Jone's voice. The character is far more than just a very good voice.




  4. _Padme_ Jedi Master

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    Feb 27, 2002
    star 4
    Exactly, CIDLORD. I am Spanish and I've never heard James Earl Jone's voice. But I can assure you that Darth Vader doesn't lose his wickedness and strength with another voice that isn't James' one.
  5. CIDLORD Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 6, 2001
    star 3
    Doubt:

    has this Jedi Council 83 senators? (for this pool has 83 votes). :confused:




  6. Lifehouse_Jedi Jedi Padawan

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    May 19, 2002
    To me Darth Vadar will always be that little boy I knew on Tatooine! :p

    Josh
  7. CIDLORD Jedi Knight

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    Sep 6, 2001
    star 3

    Na, na... 94 senators!

































    8-}
  8. Corran_Horn_ Jedi Master

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    May 7, 2002
    star 4
    _Padme_, I agree. Being Puerto Rican I was raised with a BetaMax copy of ANH in Spanish. Vader still scared the bejeezus out of me when he spoke in a Spanish voice. Its been a decade since I've seen the OT in Spanish, I would like to see it again. . ."¡Usa la Fuerza, Luke! Luke, YO soy to padre. . . Nooooo! Eso no es cierto! Es imposible"
    I would like to know who were the voice actors for that Spanish version of the OT, they were pretty good.


    Still, you gotta love James Earl Jones. I worship the ground he walks on. . .
    Even the Verizon commercials. . .
  9. MYSTIC_KNIGHT Jedi Master

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    Mar 19, 2002
    star 4
    (Simba!) Luke, I am your father!
  10. Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 2, 2002
    star 6
    all of them, but mostly Jones :D
  11. Lord_Volz Force Ghost

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    May 23, 2002
    star 2
    I think he actually spoke the lines, and they were later dubbed over.
  12. Southernjedi Jedi Master

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    Jul 1, 2002
    star 4
    I vote all of them, but mostly Jones.

    I was a kid when SW came out and didn't realize DV was 2 people--a guy in a suit AND someone else as a voice.

    Found out later about it, and always enjoyed seeing James Earl Jones perform in other movies. He has one of the most distinctive voices I've ever heard.
  13. Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 3, 1999
    star 6
    I voted for Jones since the voice is Vader's most dominant feature.

    GO 'CLONES!
  14. obi1jedinite Force Ghost

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    Oct 20, 2002
    star 2
    if david prowse died tomorrow someone else could easily put on the suit and play the man in black, in fact someone else probably will be in the suit: hayden christensen
    now, if james earl jones died there would be no way to replace him. his voice IS darth vader, it makes and breaks that character.
  15. george_starwars Jedi Master

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    Oct 23, 2002
    star 4
    James Earl Jones is the only Darth Vader. You can't help but think of the voice when you think of Vader. :cool:
  16. Wild_Huntress Jedi Master

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    Jul 15, 2002
    star 4
    All of them. All aspects are important. I mean, yeah, you couldn't have Vadie without a coold voice, but could you have him without a big strong body in a black suit? All the parts of him (pardon the pun) are necessary.
  17. Master Salty Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 18, 1999
    star 6
    All of them, but mostly Jones
  18. neeldawg66 Force Ghost

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    Mar 21, 2002
    star 8
    All of them, but mostly Jones
  19. Ariana Lang Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Oct 10, 1999
    star 5
    All of them, but mostly Jones. Since we couldn't see Vader's eyes, his voice was the only window to his soul that we had.
  20. D_Lowe Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 15, 2002
    star 6
    I went with James Earl Jones!
  21. Frank_Booth Jedi Knight

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    Feb 9, 2003
    star 1
    My vote: All of them but mainly Jones.

    Prowse provides the body language, Anderson provides the powerful fighting moments but it is James Earl Jones who elevates Darth Vader from a stock evil warrior to one of the great cinema icons of all time.
  22. ISD_Devastator Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 2002
    star 4
    The Voice.

    LucasArts' official Vader-voice is Scott Lawrence (if I remember correctly) and although good, he's not James Earl Jones. There's something missing. The Authority perhaps?
  23. JKBurtola Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 4, 2003
    star 4
    All of them but mostly Jones.

    The thers give the character the presence, but its Jones' that gives Vader that extra edge and makes him a very believable villain.
  24. stacysatrip Jedi Master

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    Nov 20, 2002
    star 4
    To me, Darth Vader is:

    JEJ
    David Prowse
    Bob Anderson
    Sebastian Shaw
    Jake Lloyd
    Hayden Christensen

    They all play a part in bringing this character to life. But I mostly see JEJ and Hayden now.
  25. Solo_Skywalker Jedi Knight

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    Jan 5, 2003
    star 1
    James Earl Jones most of all, cause he just sounds so evil - which definetely suits Vader!!!
    Might change my mind when Episode III is out, Hayden Christensen might be able to pull off a good Vader style - or maybe I'm just being too hopeful! :D
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