The actor who played Darth Vader in Star Wars was originally told that he would be seen and heard at the end of Return of the Jedi.
As a 6’6” British bodybuilder, David Prowse was a perfect specimen to portray the menacing Sith lord Darth Vader...or at least physically. Prowse spoke all the dialogue throughout the films to provide the proper timing in each scene. However, his unremarkable high-pitched British accent left much to be desired from the murderous space cyborg. Therefore, the deep baritone of James Earl Jones was dubbed over Prowse’s voice in post-production. Even so, David claims that George Lucas had promised that he would be the face and voice of Vader once he was unmasked at the end of the trilogy. This hope never came to fruition, as actor Sebastian Shaw was brought in to perform Vader’s final moments and appear as his ghost following the rebel victory in the Battle of Endor.