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    LONDON Olympic fencer and movie sword master Bob Anderson appeared in some of film's most famous dueling scenes though few viewers knew it.

    Anderson, who has died at age 89, donned Darth Vader's black helmet and fought light saber battles in two of the three original "Star Wars" films, "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."

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    according to this he did the sword fighting scenes
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    In all star wars movies except Revenge of the Sith, David Prowse played the role of Darth Vader.
    The voice of Darth Vader was performed by James Earl Jones.
    The character of Darth Vader was also played by several stunt doubles, most notably fencing instructor Bob Anderson.
    In Revenge of the Sith, Hayden Christensen played as Darth Vader, both in the black armor, and out, however it is unknown whether James Earl Jones supplied the voice for Darth Vader when in the black armor in Revenge of the Sith.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    In all star wars movies except Revenge of the Sith, David Prowse played the role of Darth Vader.
    The voice of Darth Vader was performed by James Earl Jones.
    The character of Darth Vader was also played by several stunt doubles, most notably fencing instructor Bob Anderson.
    In Revenge of the Sith, Hayden Christensen played as Darth Vader, both in the black armor, and out, however it is unknown whether James Earl Jones supplied the voice for Darth Vader when in the black armor in Revenge of the Sith.
    according to IMDB.com James Earl Jones voice was used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet View Post
    according to IMDB.com James Earl Jones voice was used.
    Yeah. I guess we all just figured that he didn't do the sword fighting scenes. Nice guy; great voice; talented actor; entertaining; but he just ain't much of an athlete. And Darth Vader just wouldn't look right with that Jones belly flopping out.

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    Famously humble. Did not want credit for Star Wars because he felt he had done little to deserve it.
    Stuttered badly. That's why he took acting lessons.


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    my mom loved his voice. I assume he just grew into it. but it reminds of another voice. the late singer Barry White. he had one of those voices that made women pull off their under pants and throw em at him :D

    in an interview I saw he claimed that voice magically appeared overnight. just got up one morning. went in to have breakfast with his parents. when he spoke their jaws dropped to the table. one of my fav singers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    In all star wars movies except Revenge of the Sith, David Prowse played the role of Darth Vader.
    The voice of Darth Vader was performed by James Earl Jones.
    The character of Darth Vader was also played by several stunt doubles, most notably fencing instructor Bob Anderson.
    In Revenge of the Sith, Hayden Christensen played as Darth Vader, both in the black armor, and out, however it is unknown whether James Earl Jones supplied the voice for Darth Vader when in the black armor in Revenge of the Sith.
    Yeah - I saw that
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