10 Things You Didn’t Know About Darth Vader

Darth Vader is the most iconic character in George Lucas’ Star Wars saga. While the story has moved on from him in the latest Star Wars movie, Episode VII: The Force Awakens, he was a focal point in the first six movies. There were a number of actors that brought the enemy to life, and the origins and inspiration of his design may surprise the casual fan. Here are 10 of the most interesting facts about Darth Vader that you probably didn’t know about.

David Prowse Thought He Voiced Him

Prowse, who was the man behind the Darth Vader costume, didn’t appreciated having his lines being subbed out despite other actors understanding that he didn’t have enough of an authoritating voice. He made life rough when filming Episode V and VI, reportedly saying gibberish and giving other actors a hard time communicating with him.

Prowse And Lucas Hated Each Other

It didn’t stop at subbing Prowse’s voice out. The actor was replaced in fighting scenes because he continued breaking lightsabers while filming. Also, due to Prowse continuing to hate on Lucas after the Episode VI filming, Lucas banned him from all future Star Wars events.