The Man behind Darth Vader dies at 89

Page 1 of 1 [ 8 posts ] 

jojobean
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Aug 2009
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Posts: 3,341
Location: In Georgia sipping a virgin pina' colada while the rest of the world is drunk

03 Jan 2012, 8:24 am

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/02/s ... s-aged-89/

RIP the "father"

Jojo


_________________
All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.
-James Baldwin


Jono
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 10 Jul 2008
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,340
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

03 Jan 2012, 8:38 am

So Bob Anderson was the one who actually did the fighting in the original Star Wars films heh? I didn't know that, the credits showed three different people as playing the role of Darth Vader.



fraac
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 23 Mar 2011
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,865

03 Jan 2012, 9:34 am

Dave Prowse was the walking around Darth, James Earl Jones was the voice, Sebastian Shaw was the face.



nat4200
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 10 Jan 2011
Gender: Male
Posts: 704
Location: BANNED

03 Jan 2012, 9:45 am

Redacted



Last edited by nat4200 on 19 Apr 2012, 6:03 am, edited 1 time in total.

Kraichgauer
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Apr 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 40,951
Location: Spokane area, Washington state.

04 Jan 2012, 2:14 am

Darth Vader was such a larger than life character, it's only proper that at least three men played him.

-Bill, otherwise known as Kraichgauer



androbot2084
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 23 Mar 2011
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,447

05 Jan 2012, 12:16 pm

Some say that the Dark Nuclear Lord Vader was just misunderstood.



techstepgenr8tion
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 6 Feb 2005
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Posts: 20,799
Location: The 27th Path of Peh.

05 Jan 2012, 1:27 pm

I just realized what this means; he started playing Vader in the first movie when he was 55. :?

I suppose that goes to show what an active lifestyle can do for ya person. I'd be more interested to find out if he was still in good enough shape to do it again in his last couple years.


_________________
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you'll be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privelege of owning yourself" - Rudyard Kipling


Kraichgauer
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Apr 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 40,951
Location: Spokane area, Washington state.

05 Jan 2012, 1:52 pm

The thing was, there was such bad blood between actor David Prowse, who had worn the Vader suit, and George Lucas, that in Return Of The Jedi, that Prowse was pretty much sidelined, sitting suited up with nothing to do, while Bob Anderson actually appeared in most of the movie as Vader. That is, till the climactic scene where Vader picks up the emperor and throws him down the nuclear reactor. Why they just didn't put the emperor on wires is anyone's guess, but the director insisted that Anderson lift him over his head - which is pretty well impossible for most men, and especially for one so old. So David Prowse, a former power lifter and body builder, volunteered to do the scene.

-Bill, otherwise known as Kraichgauer