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What Darth Vader Sounded Like On the ‘Star Wars’ Movie Set

The voice of Darth Vader, provided by James Earl Jones, is one of the most iconic aspects of Star Wars. But James Earl Jones wasn’t in that outfit—it was British actor David Prowse, who was cast in part because he was huge (reportedly 6’5″ and a former body-building champion).

George Lucas always intended to replace Prowse’s voice, but it’s a bit of a shock to hear a muffled British voice coming out of Darth Vader’s helmet. Here’s video showing what Darth Vader sounded like on the set before James Earl Jones re-recorded the dialogue:


via Mental Floss

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Fun fact about the movie Saving Private Ryan

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In the movie, Saving Private Ryan, all main actors went through army “Boot Camp” training except Matt Damon. This was done so that the other actors would show genuine resentment towards Damon’s character.

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Interesting Facts About The Breakfast Club

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1. The film’s gut-wrenching heart-to-heart, where all five kids spill deep, dark secrets, was ad-libbed.

2. The movie was initially conceived of as a franchise-starter, with subsequent entries “checking in” on the characters.

3. A dream sequence, in which Allison (Ally Sheedy) imagines Andrew as a gluttonous Viking, Bender as a prisoner, Claire as a bride, Brian as an astronaut, and herself as a vampire, was cut from the final version.

4. Another scene, that featured a pair of high school teachers–Dr. Lange, a social studies teacher, and gym teacher Robin–was also chopped from the final version.

5. As a student, Carl the janitor was Shermer High’s ‘Man of the Year.’

6. Rick Moranis was originally cast as the janitor, but was replaced due to “creative differences” (he wanted to play the part as an over-the-top Russian stereotype). The role was ultimately played by John Kapelos.

7. The film was rehearsed in a manner more similar to that of stage plays.

8. Emilio Estevez was originally slated to play Bender, but Hughes couldn’t find anyone else who was right for the Andrew role, so Estevez ultimately switched and the Bender gig went to Judd Nelson.

9. Similarly, Molly Ringwald was first asked to play Allison, but she wanted the Claire (named “Cathy” in the first draft of the script) role. Hughes eventually let her have it.

10. Other actresses that could have played Claire? Robin Wright, Jodie Foster, and Laura Dern, who all auditioned for the part.

11. Anthony Michael Hall’s mother and sister appear as his character’s mother and sister in the beginning of the film.

12. Another parent to look out for? Hughes, who had a cameo role as Brian’s father at the end of the film.

13. Brat Pack members Sheedy, Estevez, and Nelson starred (as college graduates) in St. Elmo’s Fire the same year that The Breakfast Club hit theaters.

14. Allison’s dandruff, which she sprinkles to “make it snow,” was made of Parmesan cheese.

15. John Cusack was also considered for the role of Bender, as was Nicolas Cage.

16. Like a number of other Hughes films, including Weird ScienceFerris Bueller’s Day OffSixteen CandlesPretty in Pink, and National Lampoon’s Vacation, the film is set in the fictional Chicago suburb of Shermer, Illinois.

17. Judd Nelson was the oldest cast member at the time of filming; he was 26.

18. Sheedy doesn’t speak for the first 33 minutes of the film.

19. As an end-of-filming present, Hughes gave each actor a piece of the “library’s” banister.

20. Hughes had planned for The Breakfast Club to be his directorial debut, but the studio went for Sixteen Candles first.

21. Brian’s social security number, as filched by Allison, indicates that he was born in Connecticut.

22. The marijuana the kids smoke in the film was actually oregano.

reposted from Mental_Floss

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