George Lucas Shares Long-Lost Darth Vader Audition Tapes (It’s a Bit)


Among James Earl Jones’s many accomplishments, he played the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars films. The Drama League honored the esteemed actor at a gala this week, and George Lucas sent along a video revealing for the first time that Jones was not his first choice for the role. Here are the long-lost audition videos from actors including Patina Miller, Erick McCormack, Rose Byrne, and, of course, Angela Lansbury.