David Prowse - Darth Vader

  • David Prowse - Darth Vader
David ProwsePlayed: Darth VaderWhere he is now: Prowse is a former bodybuilder, which is why he was chosen to wear the heavy Darth Vader suit in A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi. However, it's not his voice that speaks the famous "I am your father" line. In fact, Prowse didn't even know that plot twist until he saw the finished movie in the theater. It is also not his face we see in the famous unmasking; Sebastian Shaw was brought in the do that part. British audiences will recognize him as the Green Cross Code Man from a line of PSA's about road safety in the '70s. Prowse suffers from arthritis and now works as an advocate for arthritis awareness. He is also a survivor of prostate cancer.
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