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David Prowse MBE (1 July 1935 – 28 Nov 2020) is an English retired bodybuilder; weightlifter and character actor in British film and television. Worldwide, he is best known for portraying Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy (with the character’s voice performed by James Earl Jones); and in 2015 starred in a documentary about that role, entitled I Am Your Father. Before his role as Vader, Prowse had established himself as a prominent figure in British culture as the first Green Cross Code man; a character used in British road safety advertising aimed at children.

Prowse played the physical form of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy. Additionally, Prowse spoke the dialogue during filming; but Lucas claimed he wanted a “darker voice”—a deeper; more reverberating voice, and had James Earl Jones provide the voice instead; deeming Prowse’s West Country accent unsuitable for the character. Also, Prowse claims they said that he would be seen and heard at the end of Return of the Jedi when Vader’s autographs mask was being removed. Instead, actor Sebastian Shaw done that scene.

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