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    Default Darth Vader was a Bodybuilder


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    I've met Dave Prowse several times and even brought a Nautilus Pullover machine from him. He's starred as a Frankensteins monster and as a bodyguard in The Clockwork Orange among other movies. He's competed as an Olympic Lifter and even had his own bodybuilding magazine at one point. In recent years he had hip problems and was seen on crutches but, so I'm told, is a bit more mobile now.
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    Many a Sith Lord stepped on stage. Case in point.

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    Indiana Jones could have been one too
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    Quote Originally Posted by doubleogordo View Post
    Indiana Jones could have been one too
    James Bond was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaHammock View Post
    Many a Sith Lord stepped on stage. Case in point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobster View Post
    I've met Dave Prowse several times and even brought a Nautilus Pullover machine from him. He's starred as a Frankensteins monster and as a bodyguard in The Clockwork Orange among other movies. He's competed as an Olympic Lifter and even had his own bodybuilding magazine at one point. In recent years he had hip problems and was seen on crutches but, so I'm told, is a bit more mobile now.
    RCM: What was it like working with Stanley Kubrick in A Clockwork Orange?

    DP: Oh, that was an amazing film and working with Stanley Kubrick was one of the greatest experiences of my film career. I thoroughly enjoyed it and he was absolutely super to me. I got along very, very well with him. It actually took me ages to meet him to start with, as he kept calling me to go and see him, but every time I traipsed all the way up to his place – about two hours to get to his house – he’d be delayed because he was working all the time. But eventually we met up this one Sunday night at his house and he wanted to talk at length about my film career, and my weightlifting and bodybuilding career. I remember all I had to do was read one line, and Stanley said, “We’d like you very much to play this role.” So I ended up playing the part of Julian, the bodyguard to the writer.

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    The film was only released for a short period because unfortunately, Stanley started getting all these death threats because everybody thought the film was terribly sexual and terribly violent; and there were people who threatened to kill him! So he decided that nobody was ever going to see this film again and said, “I’m going to take it off the circuit.” And that’s what he did, he recalled it and the film was basically put on the shelf and nobody actually saw the film again until Stanley died. The film came out almost right away after he died. But for the brief period it was out, George Lucas saw it, and he remembered me. When I met him he said, “I saw you in Clockwork Orange, and if you’re good enough for Stanley Kubrick, you’re good enough for me.”

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    Of course Prowse means the film withdrawn in Great Britain. However, bootleg VHS copies were common around the country during that time. I knew Prowse was Darth Vader when Star Wars was released on 25 May 1977, & am not sure why it should be considered news now. But sometimes news travels slowly (once upon a time in a galaxy far far away, in the case of this film).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifrommike65 View Post
    not sure why it should be considered news now. But sometimes news travels slowly (once upon a time in a galaxy far far away, in the case of this film).
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    Regardless of how well-known something is, someone somewhere hasn't heard it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt James View Post
    that's
    very, very, very bad^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHILDOFGOD View Post
    that's
    very, very, very bad^^^
    CoG, I'd call it nasty.

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    My first recollection of Prowse when he became famous for playing Vader is that he denounced use in TIME magazine as a dirty secret of the bodybuilding world. Actually, it had been widely discussed, but not in TIME (this was 1977).

    Recall the first thing that the raspy-breathing Vader did when he walked onto the ship his storm troopers had just stormed? He lifted a soldier up by one hand by the neck until the man's legs dangled in the air, & when the man refused to cooperate he crushed the man's neck with his gloved hand.


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    Use of what??
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    Use of steroids. That's a common way to say it by people in the industry.

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