Lexington Steele to Play Darth Vader in Vivid's 'Star Wars' Parody

LOS ANGELES — Director Axel Braun has cast adult star Lexington Steele in the role of Darth Vader for his upcoming big-budget 3D feature "Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody," to be exclusively distributed by Vivid Entertainment.

"The role of Darth Vader is obviously crucial to the movie, and I needed somebody with enough charisma and stature to bring it to life" Braun said. "Lex is not only a terrific performer and a legendary figure in the adult business, but also an incredibly talented actor, a true professional, and a class act."

Darth Vader may be one of pop culture's most recognized figures. Acclaimed actor James Earl Jones famously provided the voice of the character and Dave Prowse played the role in costume. Together they created an unforgettable impression of intergalactic evil.

Steele, long regarded as one of the top performers in adult, is a multi-dimensional actor/businessman who has won dozens of industry awards. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and was a stockbroker before beginning his porn career.

"Axel was totally determined to get Lex for the Vader role, he never even considered anyone else." said Steven Hirsch, founder/co-chairman of Vivid. "We're all happy that he was available and excited about playing this iconic character."