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Old 01-03-2012, 06:36 AM   #1
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RIP Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson, the stunt swordsman who played Darth Vader in the Lightsaber duels in the Original Trilogy died on 1st January aged 89.

The British Academy of Fencing confirmed Anderson died on 1 January.

It was Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars trilogy, who revealed Anderson was behind the fight scenes in a 1983 interview with Starlog magazine.

"It was always supposed to be a secret, but I finally told George (Lucas) - the director - I didn't think it was fair any more," he said.

"Bob worked so bloody hard that he deserves some recognition. It's ridiculous to preserve the myth that it's all done by one man."
In addition to Star Wars, he worked with Errol Flynn, and worked on films such as the Princess Bride, Zorro, several Bond films, and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

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