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    David Prowse, British Weightlifter Who Played Darth Vader, Passes Away at 85

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/202...asses-away-85/

    LONDON (AP) – Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who played Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died. He was 85.

    Prowse died Saturday after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said Sunday.

    Born in Bristol, southwest England, in 1935, Prowse represented England in weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games in the 1950s before breaking into movies with roles that emphasized his commanding size, including Frankenstein’s monster in a pair of horror films.

    Director George Lucas saw Prowse in a small part in “A Clockwork Orange” and asked the 6-foot-6-inch (2-metre) actor to audition for the villainous Vader or the Wookie Chewbacca in Star Wars.

    Prowse later told the BBC he chose Darth Vader because “you always remember the bad guys.”

    Physically, Prowse was perfect for the part. His lilting English West Country accent was considered less ideal, and his lines were dubbed by James Earl Jones.

    Prowse was also known to a generation of British children as the Green Cross Code Man, a superhero in a series of road safety advertisements

    “Ant-Man” director Edgar Wright paid tribute to Prowse on Twitter.

    “As a kid Dave Prowse couldn’t be more famous to me; stalking along corridors as evil incarnate in the part of Darth Vader & stopping a whole generation of kiddies from being mown down in street as the Green Cross Code man,” he wrote. “Rest in Peace, Bristol’s finest.”
    We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment. - C. S. Lewis



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    RIP Mr. Prowse. But, we still have Cheney...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    [Physically, Prowse was perfect for the part. His lilting English West Country accent was considered less ideal, and his lines were dubbed by James Earl Jones.
    RIP Mr. Prowse. And ^this was an added benefit of the Vader mask. No issues with lip syncing like in old kung fu flicks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    No issues with lip syncing like in old kung fu flicks.
    The 60s vintage "monster" movies were even worse for that.
    We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment. - C. S. Lewis

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    RIP
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    We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment. - C. S. Lewis

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    Wasn't he your great Uncle or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Wasn't he your great Uncle or something?
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    I did not come here to be made sport of...so, with that in mind...

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    We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment. - C. S. Lewis

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    We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment. - C. S. Lewis

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    We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment. - C. S. Lewis

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    We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment. - C. S. Lewis

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    If I delete my post, will you stop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    If I delete my post, will you stop?
    No kidding. Collateral damage much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    If I delete my post, will you stop?
    I'll consider it...
    We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment. - C. S. Lewis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    If I delete my post, will you stop?
    I'll consider it...
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