The first Star Wars movie was a massive commercial and critical success. It is the third highest grossing movie ever when adjusted for inflation. James Earl Jones's role as Darth Vader is on of the most iconic in movie history. Whilst he did not do any acting and was unaccredited, due to the film's success and legendary status, he should of earned more than $7000.
James Earl jones should definitely have earned more than seven thousand dollars for his role as Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise. He is an absolute icon, and should be rewarded so. Mark Hamill on the other hand may have played the lead character, but he was by no means as talented as Mr Jones.
Yes, James Earl Jones should have earned more than $7,000 for his original role in Star Wars. The creators of Star Wars went on to make millions from the film and subsequent marketing. It is only fair that the people who helped make this franchise such a success be properly compensated.
Although it is hard to believe in retrospect, Darth Vadar was not intended to be a huge character in the original movie and really did not play a huge role in the original Star Wars. Accordingly, with the limited role that Darth Vadar played in the original Star Wars, it is not surprising that James Earl Jones was only paid $7,000.00.