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Voice Actors [message #97602] Fri, 05 April 2024 10:01 Go to next message
Echo is currently offline  Echo
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What do you think about the importance of voice actors in movies when it's a non-human character? In my opinion, the actor can make or break the character and is capable of making you either love or hate the movie/TV show.

One example comes to mind: Smaug, the dragon in The Hobbit. I think Benedict Cumberbatch did a brilliant job there.

What do you guys think?
Re: Voice Actors [message #97622 is a reply to message #97602] Thu, 11 April 2024 00:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
AcousticJack is currently offline  AcousticJack
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I am not sure if it would "make or break" the character honestly, but voice actors are important to a certain extent. Everyone's taste is different, and while you think Smaug was done well, another person might hate that voice. I think it's subjective.
Re: Voice Actors [message #97625 is a reply to message #97622] Fri, 12 April 2024 14:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barryso is currently offline  Barryso
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My favorite voice actors were from the 40's, 50's and 60's.

Most are in this article but in my opinion June Foray, Hans Conried, Bea Benaredet, Daws Butler and Paul Frees should have been much higher on the list. But they were the voices of my favorite cartoons and that's my bias.

Mel Blanc is listed as #1 and it's hard to argue that. He'd either be at the top or very near the top of any such list.

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls092532075/
Re: Voice Actors [message #97711 is a reply to message #97602] Wed, 22 May 2024 15:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Agree that voice actors can make or break a movie or TV show. That said, it can get a bit distracting when I'm aware that a well-known actor is voicing a role; sometimes, I can't help imagining that person's face.
Re: Voice Actors [message #97834 is a reply to message #97711] Sat, 06 July 2024 02:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Strum Drum is currently offline  Strum Drum
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noodle wrote on Wed, 22 May 2024 15:04
Agree that voice actors can make or break a movie or TV show. That said, it can get a bit distracting when I'm aware that a well-known actor is voicing a role; sometimes, I can't help imagining that person's face.
I'm rarely able to identify which actor it is. I think it's maybe happened once. I immediately recognized John Goodman as the voice of Sulley in Monsters, Inc. I believe that's it. I'm impressed that you're able to pick them out.

I agree with you, OP. Even though the show won a lot of awards, I still feel that casting Beyoncé as Nala was a big mistake.
Re: Voice Actors [message #97839 is a reply to message #97834] Sun, 07 July 2024 08:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's kinda important. Imagine Darth Vader's voice with Pee Wee Herman's rather than James Earl Jones.
Actually, I'd like to hear that.
Re: Voice Actors [message #97840 is a reply to message #97839] Sun, 07 July 2024 08:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Oh man, that's funny!
Re: Voice Actors [message #97846 is a reply to message #97840] Sun, 07 July 2024 20:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99 is currently online  gofar99
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Bugs Bunny perhaps Laughing

Good Listening
Bruce
Re: Voice Actors [message #97876 is a reply to message #97839] Wed, 17 July 2024 20:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Strum Drum is currently offline  Strum Drum
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Rusty wrote on Sun, 07 July 2024 08:26
It's kinda important. Imagine Darth Vader's voice with Pee Wee Herman's rather than James Earl Jones.
Yeah, obviously not, but I could see him as Jar Jar Binks. That would've been the perfect role for Peewee. I wonder what he's up to lately? He kind of fell off the Hollywood scene.
Re: Voice Actors [message #97877 is a reply to message #97876] Thu, 18 July 2024 06:00 Go to previous message
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He fell off life itself. He's passed on from this transient existence bout' a year ago now. One of America's unique oddball characters. His kiddy show was just that.
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