Wednesday, November 07, 2012


I started this back in July 2011... but then work got crazy and I never returned to it.... until now!

The idea stemmed from me thinking I was never happy with how Old Anakin looked in "Return of the Jedi" when Luke removes Vader's helmet. I was expecting an older, weathered, war-horse, full of GRIT. Instead we got Uncle Fester without his dentures.

In trying to surmise a proper verbal-vision of the type of person I would have preferred in the role, the first thing I thought was, "Unforgiven Clint Eastwood... but not Clint Eastwood". But the image was birthed and so for giggles I began making DARTH CLINT. I orginally had him with some choppy silver hair, but then the thought of keeping the bald head made me laugh.

I'm now thinking of doing additional Darth So-and-So's and make it a series. Suggestions welcome.


Phil Freeman said...

Reminds me, when I was a kid and saw Vader the first time, I strangely thought he was an alien / not human because of the weird makeup.

My child brain was weird back then. Like I thought Yoda was a 900 year old human, just wrinked and shrunk over time, because of his line to Luke about "look this good you will?" And when I saw the Vulcan salute, I thought it was because their race somehow became more human, and it was meant to remind them of their former bodies which had three fingers.

Unknown said...

Stephen Lang could be the next!

Jason Garrett said...

The next time I tell kids to get off my lawn, this image will be in my mind.