See Arnold Schwarzenegger Voice Darth Vader In Star Wars

By Brent McKnight | Updated

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James Earl Jones voicing Darth Vader is one of the most iconic pieces of cinematic science fiction history. That booming voice makes the character; without it, he loses some of the luster, not to mention the intimidation factor.

Now, you may think that you’ve seen and heard every conceivable overdub of Vader—including dialogue from non-Star Wars James Earl Jones movies—but what if, in some alternate dimension, Darth Vader was voiced by Arnold Schwarzenegger? That scenario might look a little something like this video.

While this kind of thing is generally played out, this Arnold Schwarzenegger cut actually pretty damn funny. Sure, the former governor of California’s voice would have made Vader much less ominous, but that angry Austrian accent would have made the character intimidating in an entirely new and different way.

What if Darth Vader really did implore you to “stop being such a pussy?” You’d certainly give it the old college try, wouldn’t you? Otherwise, he might press you over his head and body-slam you into the concrete. And when he yells, “There is no bathroom!” you suddenly don’t have to go as bad as you did a minute ago.

All of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most memorable films are represented in this compilation. There’s Predator, Terminator 2, and, of course, Kindergarten Cop. The line “Who is my daddy, and what does he do?” will never not be funny, no matter the context.

They did, however, leave out my personal favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger line, from Commando: “Remember when I said I’d kill you last? I lied.” I don’t know where they would have fit that into Vader’s canon, but still, it would have been nice to see.

In essence, Arnold Schwarzenegger would have been the perfect kind of Darth Vader. Just a different kind of perfect. And with the way 1980s movies went, I suppose it’s not that crazy to think that it actually could have happened. Everyone was looking for star power for their big sci-fi movies. Arnold Schwarzenegger got Terminator instead.

In all, this is just a masterpiece and made even better because Arnold Schwarzenegger has such a wide range of great one-liners that there’s a little something for every Star Wars situation.

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