David Prowse Star Wars Darth Vader Interview

David Prowse, aka Darth Vader, talks about choosing Dark Side Vader mask, helmet & cape over the Chewbacca costume & lightsaber fights with Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) & Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

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David Prowse, aka known as Darth Vader, was called up by Stanley Kubrick to work on A Clockwork Orange. The first scene he performed was to carry Alex (Malcolm McDowell) up and down the stairs non-stop. Stanley Kubrick then asked him carry Patrick Magee down the stairs in his wheelchair the next day, so David said to Stanley "Well your name's not exactly 'One-take' Kubrick". George Lucas saw the film and when he came to London 5 years later to shoot Star Wars he asked for David Prowse.

George Lucas in fact offered David Prowse the part of either Chewbacca or Darth Vader. The filming was during 1971 and he was worried about being hot during the hottest summer in Great Britain so David chose against the furry Chewbacca costume. The biggest problem was keeping on the Darth Vader helmet and mask which were far too big for his real body

Fighting Alec Guinness and Mark Hamill was a lot of fun and Alec Guinness and David Prowse were give stunt arrangers to train with. Alec and David also practised the fight scenes between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi themselves.

David Prowse also worked for 14 years as the Green Cross Code Man teaching road safety in schools.

David Prowse played Julian (Frank Alexander's bodyguard) in A Clockwork Orange which also starred Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee and Michael Bates.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope starred Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa. Chewbacca was Peter Mayhew, and James Earl Jones was the voice for Darth Vader.

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78 komentarze:

Flicks And The City
Flicks And The City:
May The Force Be With You David Prowse. 🙏
We met David many times at various Comic Cons and he was always extremely gracious and generous with his time.
A lovely man who will be truly missed. 😞
Mekrab J
Mekrab J:
Turns out the scariest dude in the Empire is a pretty nice guy.
Skywalker ranch
Skywalker ranch:
RIP Mr Prowse a real gentleman.
Judax Zeug
Judax Zeug:
He looks so 'aged' but his voice is so young and normsl sounding.
tomsuk horvath
tomsuk horvath:
Rest in Peace, the true Vader!
David Cartmell
David Cartmell:
Very nice man he is. I met him this morning and got his autograph.
Martin Brody
Martin Brody:
Top bloke. I remember being in awe as a kid when I found out that the Green Cross Code Man was actually Darth Vader!

Real shame Dave still never gets invited to the official Star Wars conventions. Definitely needs to be sorted.
Todd no last name
Todd no last name:
I clicked on this video only to say, somebody hold that girl down and force feed her. She's skinnier than my sister. She needs to watch a video about Karen Carpenter, and maybe Tracy Gold.
-vxk-
-vxk-:
Rest in Peace, legend!
Some
Some:
Man, he's such a lovely guy, even after all this shit he have been through..
Dave Loves Noodles
Dave Loves Noodles:
I know it's been 40 years, but it's hard to believe that's the same guy. He seems like such a friendly fellow. The complete antithesis of Darth Vader. Sometimes that's the beauty of life - things aren't quite as they seem.
Mr. D
Mr. D:
Rest In Peace David😔
Fernando Irfan
Fernando Irfan:
Thank you Sir David Prowse M.B.E
(1st July 1935 ~ 29th November 2020).

The most bravest, amazing person that I have ever seen in my life. No one can replace him as the Lord "Darth Vader". 😞🙏
# Trojan one
# Trojan one:
Thanks for an iconic film villian and the Green cross code man! R.i.p ! May the force be with you!
Tom Prowse music
Tom Prowse music:
David Prowse is my long lost uncle. Lol how weird that I’ve never met him :(
Banana guy
Banana guy:
May the force be with you David
Kanefan701
Kanefan701:
I met David Prowse a few years ago and it was a huge honor to see the man behind the original mask of Darth Vader.
Charley44 _
Charley44 _:
Rest in Peace Bro 🥺
Cliff Harris
Cliff Harris:
Well done,nice, sensitive interviewer :-)
thewillamator
thewillamator:
My nan went to school with that guy :D
Jennifer White
Jennifer White:
RIP Darth Vader David Prowise you'll be missed 😥
Dropkick Nation
Dropkick Nation:
They're so cute together. 
the slayer
the slayer:
I cant believe this, the force will be with you forever David. Rest in peace
Silvia
Silvia:
May he Rest in Peace 🙏. He will be forever remembered. Blessings and condolences to his family from Mexico. 🌹🌹🌹🌷🌷🌷
David Roche
David Roche:
Thanks for conducting the interview it helped me with my essay (First year uni)
If the video has a floor it's that the sound is only on the lefthand side, if it has a floor.
HunterPro TV
HunterPro TV:
Rip 🥺😭
Sky Shazad
Sky Shazad:
thank for this video I LOVE THIS GUY hes awesome
Child
Child:
RIP
1ceYourPimpHand
1ceYourPimpHand:
This guy is the definition of a "one hit wonder", lol.
no hassle
no hassle:
Brilliant interview!
peter papadimitriou
peter papadimitriou:
RIP to David and my condolences to his family,
Major Greenz
Major Greenz:
wow what a treat! Thank you mr.Prowse!
Po Der Drachenkrieger
Po Der Drachenkrieger:
Rip David Prowse 🌹
Abram Sullivan
Abram Sullivan:
It's heartbreaking that I never get to meet David Prowse he's awesome as Vader hopefully get to see Hayden Christen as Anakin and now Vader hopefully.
Jeremy Mullins
Jeremy Mullins:
He also plays the Black Knight in Terry Gilliam's Jabberwocky.
Sindematic Studios
Sindematic Studios:
RIP David Prowse. You truly were Darth Vader. May the Force be with you always
Kanefan701
Kanefan701:
That was my first time actually meeting one of my heros and since then I've had a few encounters with Darth Vader here and there.
Moses Ocan
Moses Ocan:
DARTH VADER EPIC!!
Paddy Mcdoogle
Paddy Mcdoogle:
Is that a man interviewing a man?
Kandance LaRoy
Kandance LaRoy:
Sending sincere condolences. ~Isaiah 26:19💐🕊️💜~
T h I !
T h I !:
He force-deaf my right ear
Patrick Höing
Patrick Höing:
Rip
Tom Evans
Tom Evans:
Rip
Devan Beadle
Devan Beadle:
RIP David Prowse thanks for being our Darth Vader
em fer
em fer:
R.I.P. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Superman Kent
Superman Kent:
RIP
BTEC BRADFORD
BTEC BRADFORD:
RIP
Shaun Mitchell
Shaun Mitchell:
I met Lord Vader when I was a little boy at Normid in talks stoke he was and always will be the greatest ever rest in peace
John Patrick
John Patrick:
Met him outside leeds marriott few year ago. Asking where entrance was. Nice guy driving big blue mercedes s class.
Iightnin_XB
Iightnin_XB:
rest in peace king you were a part of many peoples lives
McMillan763
McMillan763:
RIP Dave
Marie BCFHS
Marie BCFHS:
with Darth Vader himself
Adam Smith
Adam Smith:
What a lovely gentleman. The man was born to play Darth Vader.
Nicholas Janke
Nicholas Janke:
His voice would've been great for Darth Vader.
joao guilherm portilho
joao guilherm portilho:
why did he argued with lucas?
Dragondave17 Manager Section
Dragondave17 Manager Section:
Damn, flicks your interviewer is beautiful!
Kraemeberry
Kraemeberry:
Rip
Jxssa Gaming
Jxssa Gaming:
R.I.p 😔
James Heath
James Heath:
RIP
Aaron Bryant
Aaron Bryant:
His Bristol accent is as strong as ever. RIP big man.
XXX TENTACION
XXX TENTACION:
Rest in peace
張仁修
張仁修:
890
PokemonAssociate
PokemonAssociate:
Rest in piece Darth! We will finish what you started
Francesco Pirrone
Francesco Pirrone:
Did he really say that A Clockwork Orange was a terrible movie? 🤔
Great Western MGM
Great Western MGM:
Met him three times in 2016 & 2017. Got three signed autographs, one for each original Star Wars film he was in, which I will treasure and cherish for the rest of my life. Prowse was a true gentleman, like a grandad figure to us younger generations of Star Wars fans. RIP and may the force be with you
Matthew Aronoff
Matthew Aronoff:
may the force be with you always david prowse
Alvin Treey · 44 years ago
Alvin Treey · 44 years ago:
R.I.P darth Vader but you know the dude was getting old and people who get old get to develop problems and that's just the way of life and we all will eventually die i know it's scary but that's just life itself i gotta say r.i.p david prowse thank you for the stuff that you brought us and rest in peace darth Vader 🕊🕊 🕊😭😭
Team2o Group Channel
Team2o Group Channel:
David is fired from the star wars episodes because goerge lucas thinks he is annoying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Zarathustra MG42
Zarathustra MG42:
Genuinely lovely man. He was in Belfast 2009 and sitting quietly on his own. Noticed it for a while. So went over with my two boys. Had a great chat with him. I was a child of the 70's and actually talked more about the Green Cross Code man than Star Wars. RIP David.
Bear Valentine
Bear Valentine:
I Heard From Someone That David Prowse Has Dementia And Wears Adult Nappies Apparently That's The Reason He Retired
gdub454
gdub454:
seems like a very decent man..but geezlouise..I would've made my way to the eye doctor..man those things are all over the place...
Kanefan701
Kanefan701:
Yes he is. Me and my dad had a 10 or 20 min talk with him and David was impressed with the way I talked in my Vader voice and he laughed a little. I was a bit emotional too cause Darth Vader has always been my number 1 villain and yet he is portrayed by a nice, gentle and well spoken man from under his dark amour and mask.
Some
Some:
Just check his bio via wikipedia or any other source, he didnt have it easy
JLoveLamar
JLoveLamar:
He is the spitting image of Herbert from Family Guy. I probably would have died if he had said, "get yo fat ass back hea" !
Suri Buxton
Suri Buxton:
The world didn't deserve this kind man, he truly was the polar opposite of vader. Anyone attacking his legacy should be ashamed.
Randall Flagg
Randall Flagg:
Chompers vs Googly
Max Frankow
Max Frankow:
I shook his hand at Dalla Comic Con in 2012.
K Russell
K Russell:
Now I can see why they put him in a mask.