Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Orson Welles Could Have Been Darth Vader's Voice

The ominous—and iconic—voice of Star Wars villain Darth Vader could have sounded a lot different, had George Lucas decided to go another way.

In 2015, Star Wars creator George Lucas recalled, "I created a villain... I knew the voice had to be very, very special. And I had to make a choice—a choice that was a tough choice, but an easy choice, really—between Orson Welles and James Earl Jones … [Jones] won hands down." (Lucas has also said that he feared Welles's voice would be too recognizable.)

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