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(BBC)   David Prowse has become a Force Ghost   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2020-11-29 1:36:51 AM  
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As the bodyguard in "A Clockwork Orange" (1971)
 
2020-11-29 1:39:37 AM  
Huh, I didn't even know he was a bodybuilder.. the black armor covered up his muscles well.
 
2020-11-29 1:40:44 AM  
RIP, guy who found your lack of faith disturbing.
 
2020-11-29 1:48:26 AM  
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2020-11-29 1:48:58 AM  
George a Lucas is not invited to his wedding, lest he replace him with James Earl Jones again.
 
2020-11-29 1:49:21 AM  

MattytheMouse: George a Lucas is not invited to his wedding, lest he replace him with James Earl Jones again.


Funeral* fark.

At any rate, I hope he gets well soon.
 
2020-11-29 1:51:34 AM  

MattytheMouse: MattytheMouse: George a Lucas is not invited to his wedding, lest he replace him with James Earl Jones again.

Funeral* fark.

At any rate, I hope he gets well soon.


He's kind of dead.

There's no "get well" option at that point.
 
2020-11-29 1:53:42 AM  

markie_farkie: MattytheMouse: MattytheMouse: George a Lucas is not invited to his wedding, lest he replace him with James Earl Jones again.

Funeral* fark.

At any rate, I hope he gets well soon.

He's kind of dead.

There's no "get well" option at that point.


Shh, I know that, but you're not supposed to say it out loud!
 
2020-11-29 1:58:37 AM  
George Lucas never told you about the REAL Darth Vader.

Search your feelings, you know it to be true.
 
2020-11-29 2:03:58 AM  
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2020-11-29 2:09:02 AM  
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2020-11-29 2:21:15 AM  
Cristina Scabbia is a huge Star Wars fan, bigger than I ever was.  She's not gonna take this news well.

She owns a replica of Vader's lightsaber, signed by David Prowse.

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I think that's Sith writing on the box.
 
2020-11-29 2:23:03 AM  
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2020-11-29 2:26:37 AM  
He was also Hotblack Desiato's bodyguard in the Hitchhiker's TV series.

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2020-11-29 2:36:02 AM  
Darth Vaders Voice Before Voice Over
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Listening to this, it's easy to see why they had James Earl Jones instead of David Prowse speaking
 
2020-11-29 2:40:59 AM  
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"The Horror of Frankenstein" (1970)
 
2020-11-29 2:43:00 AM  
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2020-11-29 3:03:27 AM  

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I'd forgotten I owned that poster.
 
2020-11-29 4:08:11 AM  
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RIP
 
2020-11-29 5:48:32 AM  
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2020-11-29 5:50:32 AM  

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Listening to this, it's easy to see why they had James Earl Jones instead of David Prowse speaking


Carrie Fisher called him "Darth Farmer"
 
2020-11-29 5:57:13 AM  
So what's the count? How many actors physically played Darth Vader?
 
2020-11-29 6:01:10 AM  
He was the Green Cross Man. Remember him by crossing the street safely.

Green Cross Code 3
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2020-11-29 6:02:00 AM  
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Stop, look, listen, think, before you post a tired RIP meme.
 
2020-11-29 6:20:21 AM  

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Listening to this, it's easy to see why they had James Earl Jones instead of David Prowse speaking


...he sounds like a Welsh Rick Moranis.
 
2020-11-29 6:40:55 AM  
I'm not worried.

No one's ever really gone.
 
2020-11-29 6:53:34 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/YSm9DDxQ​v8E]

Listening to this, it's easy to see why they had James Earl Jones instead of David Prowse speaking


Is that Jeff Vader? Can I have his autograph?
Eddie Vader (Eddie Izzard / Star Wars Mashup)
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2020-11-29 7:15:35 AM  
I vividly remember meeting Dave when I was 7, waaaay back in 1980. He came to our school as the Green Cross Code man and gave an hour long presentation on road safety, which was capped off by a live performance of his hit song. I think at some point he picked me up and spoke about that one time a car clipped me when i wasn't looking. It was like being picked up by a house.
 
2020-11-29 7:41:13 AM  

markie_farkie: MattytheMouse: MattytheMouse: George a Lucas is not invited to his wedding, lest he replace him with James Earl Jones again.

Funeral* fark.

At any rate, I hope he gets well soon.

He's kind of dead.

There's no "get well" option at that point.


Could be that he's spending a year dead for tax reasons.
 
2020-11-29 8:22:14 AM  
Goodnight tall man.
 
2020-11-29 8:25:15 AM  

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RIP


Huh.  I didn't recognize him.

Regardless, RIP big baddie muted actor.
 
2020-11-29 8:40:29 AM  
I'm extremely sorry to say that I thought he died 10+ years ago.

He won't be there when you cross the road.
 
2020-11-29 8:42:53 AM  
RIP, tall guy in a suit.
 
2020-11-29 8:46:00 AM  

Alphax: Huh, I didn't even know he was a bodybuilder.. the black armor covered up his muscles well.


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He was Christopher Reeve's trainer for Superman as well. Though Reeve got the part because they thought he was the best actor, they still felt he was too skinny so they were going to make him a muscle suit. With Prowse's help, Reeve bulked up on his own.
 
2020-11-29 8:50:13 AM  

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As the bodyguard in "A Clockwork Orange" (1971)


holy shiat, i did not know that
 
2020-11-29 9:01:41 AM  
Frankly I found his dressing up in Blackface to be rather offensive.
 
2020-11-29 9:03:45 AM  
RIP
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2020-11-29 9:10:10 AM  
Bah, I submitted this with a better more unclear headline!
 
2020-11-29 9:13:56 AM  
David was good friends with the guy who owned the local comic book shop + video rental store.  He'd make a celebrity appearance every couple of years, and I got him to autograph a couple of things.

He also watched the midnight premiere of Phantom Menace in our local theater.  I remember a couple of kids snuck in a beach ball, inflated it, and were bouncing it around the theater before the movie started.  When it hit Prowse in the head, that was when management intervened and confiscated it.

RIP tall man, you were incredibly nice to a dorky teenager.
 
2020-11-29 9:17:56 AM  

Alphax: Cristina Scabbia is a huge Star Wars fan, bigger than I ever was.  She's not gonna take this news well.

She owns a replica of Vader's lightsaber, signed by David Prowse.

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I think that's Sith writing on the box.


I think it's probably Aurebesh, which is the 'common' written language in the Star Wars universe.

And yes, I'm a big Star Wars fan, can you tell?
 
2020-11-29 9:32:39 AM  

AuntNotAnt: Bathia_Mapes: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/YSm9DDxQ​v8E?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1]

Listening to this, it's easy to see why they had James Earl Jones instead of David Prowse speaking

...he sounds like a Welsh Rick Moranis.


Welsh? He was a west-countryman, from Bristol...
 
2020-11-29 9:41:06 AM  

toddalmighty: So what's the count? How many actors physically played Darth Vader?


Jake Lloyd, Hayden Christensen, David Prowse, Sebastian Shaw...so four, I think...
 
2020-11-29 9:43:16 AM  
It's no longer safe to cross the street.
 
2020-11-29 9:51:53 AM  

IlGreven: toddalmighty: So what's the count? How many actors physically played Darth Vader?

Jake Lloyd, Hayden Christensen, David Prowse, Sebastian Shaw...so four, I think...


More than that. Stuntmen did all the lightsaber duels. And of course, whoever played him in "Rogue One."
 
2020-11-29 10:00:08 AM  

IlGreven: toddalmighty: So what's the count? How many actors physically played Darth Vader?

Jake Lloyd, Hayden Christensen, David Prowse, Sebastian Shaw...so four, I think...


Shaw played Anakin Skywalker, if you want to be technical
 
2020-11-29 10:00:55 AM  
Not many left...

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2020-11-29 10:03:07 AM  

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Austin Powers jack off fantasies
 
2020-11-29 10:10:13 AM  
Bathia_Mapes:

That's just gym strength and proper diet, no special diets, no suppliments, no shots, pure natural
 
2020-11-29 10:26:21 AM  
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2020-11-29 10:44:35 AM  

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Probably all that 'wanting to get his proper dues' whining he keeps doing
 
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