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James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones [17]


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Born:January 17, 1931 (87)
Filmography Rating:8.12 / 10
IMDB Rating:8.08 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.31 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:85.66%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Roots [1977](46) => Alex Haley
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope [1977](46) => Darth Vader (voice)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back [1980](49) => Darth Vader (voice)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi [1983](52) => Voice of Darth Vader (voice)
The Hunt For Red October [1990](59) => Admiral James Greer
Sneakers [1992](61) => NSA Agent Bernard Abbott
The Lion King [1994](63) => Mufasa  (voice)
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult [1994](63) => Himself
American Legends [2001](70) => Host / Host
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope: Special Edition [2004](73) => Darth Vader (voice)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi: Special Edition [2004](73) => Voice of Darth Vader (voice)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition [2004](73) => Darth Vader (voice)
Robots [2005](74) => Voice Box at Hardware Store (voice)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith [2005](74) => Darth Vader (voice)
House M.D. - Season 6 [2009](78) => Dibala
The Big Bang Theory: Season 7 [2013](82) => James Earl Jones
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [2016](85) => Darth Vader  (voice)

Trivia that mentions this person:
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 2 [1993]
  • Among the actors to read for the role of Captain Sisko was Eriq La Salle who would later be cast as Dr. Peter Benton in ER. James Earl Jones and Tony Todd were also offered the role.
    The Iron Giant [1999]
  • Peter Cullen, Sean Connery, Frank Welker, and James Earl Jones were considered to voice the role of The Iron Giant, but it went over to Vin Diesel instead.
    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back [1980]
  • Security surrounding this movie was so intense that George Lucas had regular reports about "leaks" from actors. George Lucas was so determined that the ending be kept secret that he had David Prowse (Darth Vader) say "Obi-Wan killed your father", and dubbed it later to be "I am your father". In fact, only six people knew about the ending: George Lucas, director Irvin Kershner, writers Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan, Mark Hamill, and James Earl Jones.
    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition [2004]
  • Security surrounding this movie was so intense that George Lucas had regular reports about "leaks" from actors. George Lucas was so determined that the ending be kept secret that he had David Prowse (Darth Vader) say "Obi-Wan killed your father", and dubbed it later to be "I am your father". In fact, only six people knew about the ending: George Lucas, director Irvin Kershner, writers Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan, Mark Hamill, and James Earl Jones.
    Into the Woods [2014]
  • In earlier drafts, the essential Narrator character from the original stage musical was still part of the story. Before the role was written out of the script, many actors were either considered, in talks, or asked to play the role including Jeremy Irons, Christopher Plummer, Geoffrey Rush, James Earl Jones, John Cleese, Michael Caine, Michael Gambon, and Alan Rickman. There were even rumors about giving this role to a female such as Julie Andrews or Angela Lansbury who are both Disney favorites as well as experts on Stephen Sondheim's material.
    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [2016]
  • After voicing Darth Vader in four [Star Wars] films and numerous tie-in projects, James Earl Jones once again returned to voice the character. The last theatrical release for which he voiced the character was Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, but his most recent voice work was for [Star Wars Rebels].
    The Big Bang Theory: Season 7 [2013]
  • The Convention Conundrum: James Earl Jones came up with the idea of the scene where he rings Carrie Fisher's doorbell and runs away.
  • The Convention Conundrum: Carrie Fisher and James Earl Jones, who played Princess Leia and Darth Vader in {Star Wars} respectively, had never met in real life before this episode, even though they play major characters in the original Star Wars movies. James Earl Jones would always be in a sound booth providing the voice of Darth Vader, and Carrie Fisher would be on set with David Prowse, who provided the physical acting of Darth Vader. This is paralleled in their scene together in this episode where we see Carrie Fisher on-screen , but only hear the voice of James Earl Jones, who is off-screen.