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Dave Prowse (1935-), English bodybuilder and actor, best known for his role as Darth Vader in the Star Wars films. In his younger years, Prowse stood at a staggering 6’7” and weighed 265 lbs.

Prowse was only used as the physical form of Darth Vader; his voice was dubbed over. In a Star Wars documentary in 2004, Carrie Fischer (Princess Leia) explained that Prowse had an un-intimidating West Country accent, and the cast had nicknamed him “Darth Farmer."

In the UK, Prowse received an MBE for a campaign in which he played the Green Cross Code Man, a superhero that promoted road safety.

Prowse was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when he was thirteen years old. It seemed to disappear when he turned to body building and weight lifting, but reappear...View full story
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