After meeting with director George Lucas, actor Dave Prowse was offered one of two roles in "Star Wars." The first was a good guy named Chewbacca. The second was the bad guy. Before Lucas had the chance to explain the villainous role, Prowse accepted it. Why? Because, he's said, people never forget the villain. And they haven't. Today, Darth Vader is one of the most familiar and imposing figures in the entire world and, although James Earl Jones gave him a voice, Prowse gave him life.—David Onda (Photo: LucasFilm)
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