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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

In a World…

posted by on September 2 at 12:02 PM

The voice of every movie trailer ever, Don LaFontaine, has died at age 68. Bummer. RIP, man.

Thanks to Matt Hickey for the heads-up.

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How odd -- I thought there were several of them, but it seems that there was only one man. I wonder if his personal life was the story of a brave man, his best friend, and the woman who loved them both.

Posted by --MC | September 2, 2008 12:07 PM
Posted by Jason Josephes | September 2, 2008 12:09 PM

"for a fee"

Posted by ams | September 2, 2008 12:21 PM

Man, this is a real downer.

He was one of the unspoken - or should that be bespoken? - heroes of the film world.

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 2, 2008 12:34 PM
5 did Jerry Reed - aka Cleetus from Smokey and the Bandit.


Posted by Mr. X | September 2, 2008 12:34 PM

that guy had the greatest job ever, i wish i had a voice like that.

Posted by douglas | September 2, 2008 12:38 PM

In a world... Without LaFontaine... Nothing will ever be the same. When you need a voiceover talent, and there's no one else to turn to, and the chips are down, you call LaFontaine. The uplifting story of one man fighting against the odds. LaFontaine, RIP.

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | September 2, 2008 12:47 PM

I have mixed feelings about this guy. On one hand, he has the coolest voice EVER; But on the other hand, he used that voice to pimp TERRIBLE movies like they were gold. It got to the point were I started associating his awesome voice with shit.

Posted by Brandon J. | September 2, 2008 1:10 PM

I have a voice like that, almost, and it's my dream job. Maybe I should get on a plane.

Posted by Fnarf | September 2, 2008 1:27 PM

Fnarf! Do it!

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | September 2, 2008 2:42 PM

What a delightful piece. I'm real sad, but I also want to go out and see a movie.

Posted by criacked | September 2, 2008 4:59 PM

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