Orson Welles Was George Lucas's First Pick to Voice Darth Vader



James Earl Jones provided the voice of Darth Vader in the original trilogy. In an interview with BBC News, Jones asserted that George Lucas's first choice for that role was Orson Welles. But Lucas reasoned that Welles's voice was too well-known.

The tragedy is that Bobcat Goldthwait was too young provide his voice. Surely he would have been the ideal Vader.

What other actors do you think would have been good in the role of Darth Vader?

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I also agree with Keith David, and he would've been
about the right age in 75-76.
Imma also gonna suggest the Holy Trinity:
Max Von Sydow, Jurgen Prochnow, & Udo Kier.
any one of those three would have lent
gravitas to the voice..........
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I was always amazed that James Earl Jones was considered nothing more than a special effect and did not receive very much money for his contribution. Most of the other actors got really rich from the movie's success.
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