10 Actors Who Went Uncredited For Major Film Roles (And Why)
10. James Earl Jones – Star Wars & The Empire Strikes Back
We’ll kick off the list with one a lot you Star Wars buffs out there may already know: The vocal performance that launched Darth Vader to be one of the most iconic movie characters of all time went uncredited for two whole films.
For the original Star Wars, James Earl Jones asked not to be credited. Part of Jones’s decision was because he considered David Prowse’s performance inside the Vader costume to be the more defining of the two performances. Prowse, after all, had to wear that darn thing and he spoke all of Vader’s lines from inside the helmet. Prowse was told by writer-director George Lucas that all of his dialogue would be re-recorded in post-production, but what Pr… Continue Reading (2 minute read)