Quite a while back, in a galaxy far, far away, a Sith Lord was born from the fiery remains of the vanquished, disgraced youthful Anakin Skywalker. Darth Vader was and is, the most incredible villain in the Star Wars universe. However, how well do you truly know the onetime Jedi who turned into the Dark Side’s most powerful resource? We have here, the top 10 untold truths about him…..
1. It took five men to breathe life into the first Vader
The name mostly connected with Darth Vader is James Earl Jones, who furnished the threatening miscreant with his trademark baritone voice. In any case, that is not Jones strutting around the Death Star in Vader’s suit in A New Hope, or engaging Luke on the scaffold in The Empire Strikes Back. Neither is that Jones’ withered white head looking out of armor when Vader’s mask falls off towards the end of Return of the Jedi. Rather, a trio of men were in charge of making Darth Vader’s physical execution. Actor David Prowse wore the suit the most, playing Vader in a larger part of his scenes, while fencer Bob Anderson played the reprobate amid his lightsaber fights. What’s more, Sebastian Shaw, a veteran stage performing artist, put on the helmet only once, keeping in mind the goal to take it off once more, in the scene where a dying Darth Vader is reclaimed finally, in an emotional minute with his son.
What’s more, that is not all! Indeed, even after the efforts of so many men, Darth Vader wouldn’t have been Darth Vader without that freaky mouth-breathing impact. For that, we can thank sound craftsman Ben Burtt, who made Vader’s trademark gasping with a microphone and a SCUBA tank regulator.
2. Darth Vader has been onscreen more than any other Star Wars character in history
With regards to the most revisited roles in Hollywood, Darth Vader is up there with famous characters like Batman. This is as far as giving work to on-screen characters is concerned. Vader has showed up in more than 200 films and TV episodes, also 35 computer games.
Between the prequels, the spinoffs, the games, the animated series, the trilogy that began everything, and Vader’s different hybrid appearances in films like Night at the Museum 2 and on shows like Robot Chicken, he’s not only a standout amongst the most pervasive characters in Star Wars-related activities, he’s a standout amongst the most unmistakable pop cult figures on earth.