Happy Birthday, Darth Vader...

Or indeed, Happy Birthday to the voice of the Sith Lord, Mr. James Earl Jones.

I first came across him as Thulsa Doom in Conan The Barbarian, before I ever knew about his role in Star Wars.

A subsequent role as the reclusive author Terence Mann, opposite Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams, is a personal favourite.

His is a voice which, like those of  Morgan Freeman and Walter Cronkite, inspires confidence - the man could announce that the world was about to end and people would say, "Oh, that's all right then..."

Of coure, as Darth Vader he got a lot of practice, so he probably had it down.

Makes you wonder what Messrs. Freeman and Cronkite were hiding, don't it?

Happy birthday, sir...