Darth Vader: Why We Needed The Voice Of James Earl Jones

How did James Earl Jones create his Darth Vader voice in the original Star Wars? How did George Lucas choose Jones for the role? And what if Darth Vader wasn’t voiced by James Earl Jones? It turns out the iconic Darth Vader voice was the work of several brilliant people, so in this week’s video essay, CinemaStix looks at the history of Darth Vader and the voice that has made him arguably the most recognized villain in movie history.


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