Undeniable Fact About ROTS #15: First Time Vader/Anakin Were Played By The Same Person In The Same Film

In Eps IV-VI, David Prowse played Darth Vader on set and James Earl Jones dubbed in his voice later on.

In ROTJ, Prowse still wore the suit but once the helmet came off, it was Sebastian Shaw. At the end of the film, Shaw originally appeared in “spectral” form but that was changed in 2004 to Hayden Christensen.

When they filmed ROTS, the original plan was to have someone taller and bigger in the Vader suit a la Prowse but Christensen successfully lobbied to appear in the suit. Although Jones dubbed in his voice once more, Anakin and Vader were for the first time played by the same guy.

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2 Responses to “Undeniable Fact About ROTS #15: First Time Vader/Anakin Were Played By The Same Person In The Same Film”

  1. Wizardman Says:

    Apparently, Bob Anderson was the man most often in Vader’s suit during the Return of the Jedi shoot. Prowse had a lot of issues with Richard Marquand. He was probably also getting cold treatment because of his alleged spoiling of Empire. >_>

  2. lovelucas Says:

    Really happy that George gave Hayden what he wanted. I really do see his face now when I see Vader.

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