"Star Wars": The actor behind the unmistakable voice of Darth Vader retires – before that he had his voice cloned

"I am your father!" – With these words, many not only have film scenes in mind, but also the typical voice of Darth Vader with its deep sound and heavy breathing in their ears.

"Star Wars": The actor behind the unmistakable voice of Darth Vader retires – before that he had his voice cloned

"I am your father!" – With these words, many not only have film scenes in mind, but also the typical voice of Darth Vader with its deep sound and heavy breathing in their ears. The actor James Earl Jones was behind it in the English original. The American has been lending his voice to the villain from "Star Wars" since 1977 and thus shaped the film world without appearing with his face himself.

But now Jones wants to retire at the age of 91 and end his acting career. In the mini-series "Obi Wan-Kenobi" he was still heard this year as Darth Vader, but he will no longer be involved in further productions. At least not actively - because Jones had his voice cloned, so to speak.

As the US magazine "Vanity Fair" reports, an artificial intelligence (AI) will speak the villain in the future. However, viewers will continue to hear the usual voice of James Earl Jones. This was made possible by Ukrainian startup Respeecher using audio recordings of Jones to create an algorithm that imitates the actor's voice. This can now also speak new sentences and thus continue to be used in the films from the "Star Wars" universe.

Jones immediately gave his approval, Matthew Wood, the responsible sound engineer, told "Vanity Fair". The result can obviously be seen or heard. Wood praised the "incredibly human touch" of the voiceover. For "Obi-Wan Kenobi", Respeecher edited Jones' voice so that it sounded like it did in the original films of the trilogy. In the German versions, various voice actors have repeatedly lent their voices to Darth Vader over the decades.

Sources: "Vanity Fair"

See in the video: Despite being just a supporting character, he is one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars universe: Darth Maul. He is played by Ray Park. But what is the actor actually doing today?

Yorum yapabilmek için üye girişi yapmanız gerekmektedir.

Üye değilseniz hemen üye olun veya giriş yapın.

NEXT NEWS