Star Wars Day Unearths Throwback Photo of Steven Spielberg Dressed as Darth Vader: See the Pic!

Steven Spielberg wearing a suit and tie: BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Director Steven Spielberg attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 5, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) © Provided by People BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Director Steven Spielberg attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 5, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Steven Spielberg's love for Star Wars goes way back.

Amblin Entertainment, founded by Spielberg, 74, took to its Instagram on Stars Wars Day (May 4) to show a throwback photo of the Oscar winner dressed in a Darth Vader costume while holding the villain's iconic black helmet. 

"Despite the clear casting choice being right there in @starwars creator George Lucas's closest circle of friends, The Maker went on to opt for Dave Prowse and James Earl Jones instead," the production company's caption read. "Easy come, easy go, George!"

Steven Spielberg wearing a suit and tie: BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Director Steven Spielberg attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 5, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) © Provided by People BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Director Steven Spielberg attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 5, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Star Wars Day Unearths Throwback Photo of Steven Spielberg Dressed as Darth Vader: See the Pic!