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Star Wars: How many times has James Earl Jones played Darth Vader?

We are a couple of weeks away from Obi-Wan Kenobi debuting on Disney+ and while we know that the titular character will come face to face with his former student, now Sith Lord Darth Vader, we don’t know what that will entail. Oh, Hayden Christenson will be stepping into the role and sharing some screen time with Ewan McGregor, but what about the iconic voice of Darth Vader?
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3 Questions in 3 Minutes: James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones is a Republican candidate for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor. He spoke to Metro as part of our ongoing “3 Questions in 3 Minutes” series ahead of the May 17 primary. Jack Tomczuk is a Philadelphia native who started as a news reporter for Metro in March...
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James Earl Jones only made $7K to voice Darth Vader in ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’

A resurfaced clip from the American Film Institute reveals that “Star Wars” director George Lucas paid actor James Earl Jones only $7,000 to voice Darth Vader in the first-ever “Star Wars” film. Actor David Prowse — who died in 2020 at age 85 — famously wore the Darth Vader suit in “Star Wars: A New Hope” in 1977, but Lucas did not envision his natural voice for the now-iconic character. “George wanted, pardon the expression, a dark voice,” Jones said. “So he hires a guy born in Mississippi, raised in Michigan, who stutters. And that’s the voice. That’s me.” Jones didn’t complain...

How Much Was James Earl Jones Paid For Voicing Darth Vader? Actor Reveals Details

James Earl Jones, who lent his voice to the iconic villain Darth Vader, was paid just $7k for working in the first "Star Wars" movie. "George [Lucas] wanted, pardon the expression, a dark voice," Jones said in a recently resurfaced interview with the American Film Institute, which was originally filmed in 2009. "So he hires a guy born in Mississippi, raised in Michigan, who stutters. And that's the voice. That’s me."

James Earl Jones Revealed The Surprising Salary He Made For Voicing Darth Vader In ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’

With Darth Vader set to return in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+, an old interview with James Earl Jones has resurfaced where the actor opened up about his experience becoming the iconic voice of Dark Lord of the Sith. According to Jones, he was only paid $7,000 to voice Vader in the very first Star Wars movie, A New Hope. While that doesn’t sound like much today, it was nothing to sneeze at in the mid-1970s, and Jones was thrilled to make so much money for just doing voice work. (English actor and bodybuilder David Prowse was the man in the suit for the original trilogy.)

James Earl Jones Was Paid Only $7K to Voice Darth Vader in ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’

Click here to read the full article. Back in 1977, a few thousand dollars felt like a million bucks — especially while on the precipice of the biggest sci-fi blockbuster franchise of all time. James Earl Jones revealed in a resurfaced American Film Institute interview that “Star Wars” creator George Lucas paid him $7,000 to voice iconic villain Darth Vader. Late actor David Prowse donned the Vader suit for the film “Star Wars: A New Hope,” but Lucas disagreed with Prowse’s natural voice for Vader. “George wanted, pardon the expression, a dark voice,” Jones told AFI. “So he hires a guy born...

James Earl Jones Says He Was Only Paid $7k To Voice To Darth Vader

Though his iconic voice is now synonymous with the equally iconic Sci-Fi villain, James Earl Jones was only given a nominal fee to create movie magic for 'Star Wars'. James Earl Jones’ voice spawns instant nostalgia for generations of movie-goers. But if you’re one of the millions of Star Wars fans worldwide, you know him best as the voice of intergalactic tyranny, Darth Vader.

‘Star Wars’ Icon James Earl Jones Only Made $7,000 to Voice Darth Vader in ‘A New Hope’

James Earl Jones was paid only $7,000 to voice Darth Vader in Star Wars: A New Hope — but the actor says for him at the time, it was a huge score. To celebrate Star Wars Day, The Hollywood Reporter looked back at some interviews Jones gave through the years, in which he talked about voicing the legendary sci-fi villain.More from The Hollywood Reporter'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Drops Intense New Trailer Featuring Darth Vader for Star Wars Day'Star Wars' and Stoney Clover Lane's Collab Is Ready for Your Next Galactic Starcruiser AdventureThe Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Is Coming to Casetify's Phone Cases, MagSafe...

James Earl Jones used to troll truckers using his Darth Vader voice

May the 4th be with you. And also with you. As Star Wars fans the world over celebrate their favourite galaxy far, far away today, lots of amusing anecdotes and photos of the actors from the original trilogy are floating around. While the new trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi features a tiny glimpse of Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader, we must remember the iconic voice that brought him to fame 45 years ago – provided by none other than James Earl Jones.

James Earl Jones Once Messed With Truckers By Using His Darth Vader Voice On CB Radio While Driving Across The Country

As May 4th is the official “post a meme about Star Wars” day, many fans are reflecting on their favorite moments from the galaxy not-so-far-away. Despite the fact that the franchise has become a massive Disney property with some debatable installments, it’s still a great time to look back at all of the fun tidbits about the series, especially the originals, which featured the scariest villain ever at the time, Darth Vader, voiced by James Earl Jones.

Rogers: Goal of James Earl Jones statue is to showcase importance of mentoring

The mission of the Arts and Culture Alliance of Manistee County is to promote the arts in our county. We are currently taking on our biggest project to date. James Earl Jones attended and graduated from Brethren High School right here in Manistee County. His high school English teacher, Donald Crouch, took him under his wing and through the use of poetry helped James overcome a terrible stutter. From Brethren High School James went on to the University of Michigan and eventually the lights of Broadway as well as Hollywood.

Candidate Profile: James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones was raised in Arkansas but has lived in Pennsylvania for over 22 years; he currently lives in the Philadelphia area. He is a retired U.S. Navy Veteran, runs an HR consulting practice, and is the CEO of a Petroleum company he founded in 2003, called Silverback Commodities.
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Fun Fact: James Earl Jones Started His Career in Manistee, MI

Most well known for being the voice of the ominous Darth Vader, James Earl Jones has had a long-standing career in the entertainment industry. But, as a Star Wars fan, I'm ashamed to admit...I had no idea he got his start at a little theater in Manistee, MI. How It...