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The most bittersweet part of reporting this story was learning about David Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader in first three "Star Wars" movies in the 1970s and 1980s (James Earl Jones played the voice, Prowse was the body). He owns a percentage of "Return of the Jedi," but because they are net points, he routinely gets letters explaining that the movie still has not turned a profit [source: Sciretta].

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