James Earl Jones


Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native USA and internationally, James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred in many films over a 40-year period, beginning with the Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Seltsam oder: Wie ich lernte, die Bombe zu lieben (1964). For several movie fans, he is probably best known for his role as Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy (due to his contribution for the voice of the role, as the man in the Darth Vader suit was David Prowse, whose voice was dubbed because of his British West Country accent). In his brilliant course of memorable performances, among others, he has also appeared on the animated series Die Simpsons (1989) three times and played Mufasa both in Der König der Löwen (1994) and Der König der Löwen (2019), while he returned too as the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode III – Die Rache der Sith (2005) and Star Wars: Rogue One (2016).


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