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Don LaFontaine, voice of movie trailers, dies

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  1. themagician

    themagician Regular Member

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    Don LaFontaine, the voice behind thousands of Hollywood movie trailers, has died. He was 68.

    LaFontaine's agent Vanessa Gilbert says the voiceover artist died Monday as a result of complications from the treatment of an ongoing illness at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

    LaFontaine has been a fixture in Hollywood for decades, working on about 5,000 movie trailers. Much of his fame stems from his trademark movie-trailer catch phrase, "In a world where..."

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    RIP, movies and hollywood just wont be the same without you.

    Thorts and prayers to friends and family
     
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    Very unfortunate. In a town where dreams are made or broken, LaFontaine was a constant. I appreciated his humor too...the Geico commercial he stared in was pretty funny. ‘In a world where both of our cars are totally under water ... '
     
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    yeah, he was the man. i actually idolized him when I wanted to get into the voiceover industry. but instead...i turned to IM lol
     
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    RIP, that dude had the coolest voice ever.
     
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    That sucks. Movie trailers won't be the same at all. Closest thing to him is the guy that does impersonations of John Madden.
     
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    Pablo Francisco does a pitch perfect impersonation of him.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPBvFXf9Q2U
     
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    Yeah, one of the great voices of the last century, along with Orson Welles, Richard Burton, Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Ed Murrow and Lowell Thomas.

    Different genres but still...............................
     
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    '...Wow UptownB, you nailed 'em all. Richard Burton's resonance and Vincent Price?...He could read a nursery rhyme and scare you sh*tless.

    Is there any new talent up-and-coming...in any field?...lol'

    Any suggestions of distinctive voices from the fairer sex?

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