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Dave Prowse (Darth Vader) dies age 85

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by ChristineM, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Yet another nice one goes the way we all do. As a child i had the honour of meeting him in the lift of a London hotel. He invited my mother and i to join him for breakfast.

    Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse dies aged 85

    RIP Dave
     
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  2. exchemist

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    Apparently, the role he was most proud of was the Green Cross Code man, in a series of road safety ads.

    A great actor.
     
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  3. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    RIP, dude.
     
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    May the Force be with him.
     
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    I knew that asthma would eventually be the end of him.
     
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    I'd forgotten that he played the bodyguard in A Clockwork Orange.
     
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  8. ChristineM

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    Just read that the UK government tried to get him off the first star wars giving the reason that an evil character could impact on his green cross code ads.

    They obviously failed
     
  9. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Ive not watched that for a while, something for my winter to do list,. Thanks
     
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    It's a wonderful terrible movie.
    I love the music & language.
     
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  11. Eyes to See

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    I remember hearing diaolgue from the Darth Vader in the custom in one of the featerattes to the oringal movie. He
    I remember hearing the actor that was in the custom for Darth Vader and thinking his accent sounded British. Did a YouTube search and found the clip I heard him on too:

     
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  12. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    The real, unmuffled, undubbed voice

     
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    |n American films, the baddie always has a British accent. It's just one of their conventions.:D
     
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    Does that mean that a future bio-pic of Trump will utilize a British actor?
     
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    They missed a chance to buy in to it.

    Little kid about to run in to traffic is suddenly force-choked back; "I find you lack of looking both ways before crossing disturbing."
     
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    Well since nobody had any idea who the F was inside the Darth Vader costume, and since it wasn't even his voice, I can't see any issue really. A bit like saying some who "played" a dalek would be typecast forever. :rolleyes:
     
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    Apparently it was Covid that killed him.
     
  18. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I see a few news items that yesterday his daughter said he died of covid. All in low grade media, ive seen nothing from the big boys yet.
     
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