What Darth Vader Really Sounded Like On the ‘Star Wars’ Set

You can’t think of Star Wars without the voice of Darth Vader, provided by James Earl Jones. But Jones wasn’t in that outfit — it was British actor David Prowse, who was cast in part because he was about 6 foot 5.

Director George Lucas always intended to replace Prowse’s voice, and here’s video showing what Darth Vader sounded like on the set before James Earl Jones re-recorded the dialogue: