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James Earl Boggins Jones
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[from "James Earl Jones: Voices and Silences" page 360]: My voice is for hire. My endorsement is not for hire. I will do a voice-over, but I cannot endorse without making a different kind of commitment. My politics are very personal and subjective.
According to Jones, when George Lucas
was trying to cast the voice of Darth Vader, his immediate idea was to cast Orson Welles
. However, he felt that Welles was too well-known for the role. So instead, he looked for an actor with a deep voice, "like Orson Welles", which is how he got the role.
Unmistakeable contagious laugh