A Shocking Fact About James Earl Jones (Darth Vader)

Darth Vader

Most people do not know but the legendary James Earl Jones, the man who voiced and brought to life Mufasa from the Lion King, and the voice of one of the most known villain’s in entertainment history Darth Vader, was actually a functional mute for 8 years as a young kid. This means that he didn’t talk, not a word, even though he knew how, for an entire 8 years, when his voice first came about, it was powerful and quickly recognized in show biz. Imagine if James Earl Jones chose to never talk, Mufasa may have never been so recognized as the King of the Jungle, and Darth Vader may not have become the iconic figure he is known as now. Getting out of your comfort zone can be life altering, as it was for James Earl Jones! How has getting out of your comfort zone changed your life?

“When you are mute, you become a good listener – it’s all one-way. You appreciate the written word. You appreciate the sound.” – James Earl Jones




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