Actors With 'Unique Voices'

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  1. Kevo

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    There are some actors that have such a 'unique sounding voice' (a voice to themselves) that It's always a pleasure to hear them talk.

    I can think of......

    James Earl Jones
    Richard Burton
    Liz Taylor
    Bette Davis
    Katherine Hepburn
    Mercedes McCambridge
    Humphry Bogart
    Kathleen Turner
    James Stewart
    Cary Grant (possibly the most imitated voice in film)
    Christopher Walken

    Anymore?
     
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    How about Christian Slater?

    And don't forget sly and arnie! (although not much in the way of pleasure):)

    Cheers

    Laurel
     
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    I'm a bit confused... don't all human beings have a unique voice? I know actors can hardly be described as human, but even so...
     
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    Vin Diesel's voice is startling.
     
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    Not an actor but has a connection with movies, it's the guy you hear (think he's coloured) that does the advertising for new movies, you hear him at the cinema and on videos, really deep voice, almost as good as the D/D and THX trailers.
     
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    Nah - he sounds like a poor man's Jack Nicholson IMO.

    :eek:
     
  7. Kevo

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    No not really, that are a lot fo very similar sounding voices depending on the accent.

    When I mean 'unique' I mean there's that something extra in the sound of their voice that is pleasing to the ear, a certain resonance.

    Sure you could recognoze someone like Brad Pitt or Robert De Niro, but they sound pretty ordinary when compared to the likes of James Earl Jones or Richard Burton.

    Bill Patterson and John Hurt are another two examples and it's no co-incidence that these two are used extensivley as narrators on TV documentaries.
     
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    Sir David Attenborough more of a narrator with a unique voice.

    The bloke that played Charlies voice in Charlies Angels??? John Forsyth is it??
     
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    Judy Holiday
    That dreadful Sandra Dickinson
    ET
    Maggie in Neighbours
    Phil Mitchell
     
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    David Bellamy.........and what the hell's a Gwub
    Jonathon Ross....... or is that Jonathon Woss
    Joe Pesci.........ok ok ok

    More irritating than anything else.
     
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    There seems to be two guys that have the voice-over buissness pretty much sown up.
    One does the "In a world gone mad, one man will save them, it was a time of war, a time of heros"

    The other bloke does your more light hearted comedy stuff "One man will find love in the most unsual of plates"
     
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    Delta,

    ET was actually voiced by two different female actresses: one was Debra Winger, but I can't remember the name of the other one. My distinctive voices would probably include:


    Kevin Spacey - someone so monotone, yet he sounds so cool

    The voice of the "Kia-Ora" cartoon kid! (Does that count?!)

    Jack Nicholson - obvious really.

    David Hyde Pierce - Niles Crane of "Frasier". (Very acerbic vocal actor!)

    Juliet Landau - Drusilla from "Buffy The Vampire Slayer"

    James Masters - Spike from "Buffy The Vampire Slayer".


    Sorry, can't think of any more.

    Pooch
     
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    The late great James Mason, a sort of a mixture between a sinister British and American accent.
     
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    I was gonna say them two:(
     
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    John wayne and Sean connery two very distinctive voices.

    Forgot this joker.....Joe Pasquale..........iv'e got a voice that'll get on your nerves.
     
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    Well thanks for putting that image back in my mind Bob :)

    "Chase me, Chase me"

    Is that the one?

    A lead pill injected at high speed would be in order for that.

    Laurel
     
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    Ian Holm
    Peter o' tool
    Gregory peck (captain Ahab)
    James Earl Jones (The voice of darth vader)
    Richard Burton (need i say more)
    Max Von Sidow (iffy spelling)
    Richard Harris's
     
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    I'm sure everything he says is in slow time.

    For me James Mason had quite the most interesting accent - very difficult to immitate.
     
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    My faves are:

    Richard Burton (THE DADDY)
    James Earl Jones (vocoded as Darth Vader)
    Anthony Daniels (agian vocoded as C3P0, but rather camp!)
    Christopher Lee
    M Emmett Walsh
    Kathleen Turner (very sexy as Jessica Rabbit)
    Man who did the voiceover on "Me, Myself and Irene (don't know his name)


    Most annoying voice's would have to be:

    Chris Tucker (screechy performance in The Fifth Element, totally ruined the film in my opinon)
    The Black Riders - LOTR (not real voices I know, but they made my ears hurt!)

    Can't think of any more off the top of my head.
     
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    Kenneth Williams
    Fenella Fielding
    and how can we forget Vincent Price?
     
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    "Darkenss falls across the land
    The midnight hour is close at hand
    And creatures crawl in search of blood
    to terrorise your negihbour

    And who soever shall be found
    without the soul for getting down
    must stand and face the hounds of hell
    and rot inside a corpses shell

    The foulest stentch is in the air
    the funk of forty thousand years
    and grisly ghouls from every tomb
    are closing in to seal your doom

    And though you fight to stay alive
    your body starts to shiver
    for no mere mortal can resist
    the evil of the THRILLER"

    From possibly the finest song ever IMHO, the word GHOUL was invented for that man, he says it soooo well.
     
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    for me, its got to be louis therox from bbc television..

    chucky
     
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    Jane Horrocks(Little Voice,Ad Fab)...like running your fingernails down a blackboard.
    Dick Van Dyck......Cor Blimey Guv,nor,Apples,n,Pears..etc....
    Jackie Chan......Cant understand a bloody word!

    And of course......Schwarzenegger.!!:mad: :mad:
     
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    Michael Caine.
     
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    Not a lot of people know that, Jase.

    Have to say I think delta is right, Vincent Price has to be the most distinctive voice, the voice that dripped blood.
    Roscoe Lee Browne is quite distinctive and does lots of voice overs.
     
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    I´d have to agree, Vincent Price does have a very distinct voice, Thriller video etc (that was him wasnt it??):)
     
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    Yes, see Matt's post above.
     
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    oops!!:eek:

    Dont know how I missed that!! Must get my eyes tested!!

    Feel like a right ****!:rolleyes:
     

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