Large Series of Radio and TV commercials for the Bell Atlantic telephone system (voice over).
1 Print Biography |
3 Interviews |
4 Articles |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
James Earl Boggins Jones
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on the Iraq war]: All people have to be prepared. If we are going to be the police, we also have to be the guardians. We can no longer play games. I was not against the war in Bosnia. I was against it taking so long. I was not against the war in Somalia. Again, it took too long, and we didn't finish the job. We should've stayed and finished the job. About this pending war, I just think we ...
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.
Famous for his deep authoritative voice, used most famously for impressive roles as leaders like Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy and Mufasa in The Lion King