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James Earl Jones once traveled across the United States and used his legendary Darth Vader voice to talk to truck drivers on his CB radio- but he had to stop doing it because he kept freaking people out.
James Earl Jones, whose voice has lent authority to everything from The Lion King's Mufasa to CNN's tagline, has recently been the face (along with Malcolm McDowell) of a humorous Sprint TV campaign and will appear on the big screen in the drama Gimme Shelter.
But, naturally, interviews with Jones turn to his infamous role, Star Wars villain Darth Vader. Queried by The New York Times magazine about whether he had ever been "tempted to pick up the phone and pretend to be Darth Vader," the actor reveals that he has unleashed the inimitable voice -- on a CB radio.
"I did that once when I was traveling cross-country. I used Darth as my handle on the CB radio. The truck drivers would really freak out -- for them, it was Darth Vader. I had to stop doing that," Jones told the Times magazine.