Straight From The Force's Mouth by David Prowse

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Everyone has heard of Darth Vader, the infamous Star Wars villain we all love to fear, created by George Lucas and brought to life by Dave Prowse MBE, but people may not be so familiar with the story of the multi-talented man behind the mask. It required someone exceptional to turn a helmeted costume into the principal character in the highest grossing film series in cinema history - that someone was Dave Prowse. The towering, physical presence of the 6ft 7” bodybuilder was ideally suited to personify the intimidating Darth Vader. Straight from the Force’s Mouth takes us behind the scenes of Star Wars and documents how this extraordinary man took on the role of the menacing central character to creating one of the most iconic villains in cinema history. In this book of memoirs, Dave shares his journey from disadvantaged child and poor student to champion weightlifter and international film star. The Dave Prowse story is one of determination and hard work and in this honest account he explains how he overcame the many setbacks in his life to achieve success and global recognition. This book is a must have for Star Wars fans of all ages and will appeal to anyone who enjoys a truly inspirational and motivating real life story.
 

About David Prowse

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Dave Prowse was born in Bristol in 1935. He was a disadvantaged child from a working class background and grew up without a father. As a teenager, Dave developed an interest in bodybuilding and competed in the Mr Universe contest alongside his lifelong friend Arnold Schwarzenegger. After training hard, he went on to win the British heavyweight weightlifting title and became a highly respected health and fitness trainer. Dave trained Christopher Reeve for his role as Superman and has also trained Albert Finney, Daniel Day Lewis, Vanessa Redgrave and many other well known stars. Prior to achieving fame with the Star Wars films, Dave was also known for his role as the ‘Green Cross Code’ man during the 1970s, heading up the UK Child Pedestrian Road Safety Campaign. He was awarded the MBE in the Millennium Honours List for his services to road safety and charity. His physique secured his entry into the world of show business and he is possibly best known for his portrayal of iconic villain Darth Vader in the Star Wars films, a role which catapulted him to international stardom. Dave has also appeared in a number of other films including A Clockwork Orange. Dave is the author of two previous books Fitness is Fun and Play Safe with the Stars and is in constant demand as a public speaker.
 
Published August 14, 2011 by Apex Publishing Ltd. 431 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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