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->"This is C.N.N."
-->-- '''James Earl Jones''', Creator/{{CNN}} [[StationIdent Station Identification]]

[[ScaryBlackMan U.S. Army Ranger]]. Played blue-eyed [[ConanTheBarbarian Thulsa Doom]]. The voice of {{God}}, [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]], [[Disney/TheLionKing Mufasa]], [[{{VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun}} General]] [[{{TheDanza}} James]] [[{{VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun}} Solomon]] , and (in a single Treehouse of Horror episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'') Maggie Simpson. Also did commercials for Verizon for a while (and its' predecessor Bell Atlantic).

Living proof that sometimes, all you really need to be a {{Badass}} is the [[BadassBaritone perfect voice]]. A noted actor of stage and screen, James Earl Jones (January 17, 1931-) is famous for his deep voice that can either be [[EvilSoundsDeep sinister]] (e.g. Darth Vader) or [[TheLionKing paternal]] (Mufasa), but is regardless authoritative and commanding -- even more so when you consider he had to [[StutterStop overcome a severe stutter in his youth]]. His voice is also remarkable for being naturally [[BassoProfondo of bass register]], which is indeed very rare. He gets a fair amount ''more'' respect on the stage, where he was a fixture on the African-American art-theater circuit (he was the lead at the opening performance in several of August Wilson's ''Pittsburgh Cycle'', most famously ''Theatre/{{Fences}}''.)

Here is a clear demonstration of just how perfect his voice is for the role (or rather, a demonstration of how lame things would have been without him): A pre-voiceover clip showing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQFho0_G1VI Darth Vader voiced by his on-screen character's actor, David Prowse]], who had the right stature for the character (as James himself was too short).
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