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Old 7th September 2011, 20:25   #4066
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Oh yeah ! you can say that again. The Top 5 Hollywood actors who's voice I love are below in squential order :-

1. Michael Douglas
2. Harrison Ford
3. Kiefer Sutherland
4. Morgan Freeman
5. Christopher Walken
To add to above Vin Diesel and Jason Statham. Most recognizable voice in the planet along with Morgan Freeman.
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Oh yeah ! you can say that again. The Top 5 Hollywood actors who's voice I love are below in squential order :-

1. Michael Douglas
2. Harrison Ford
3. Kiefer Sutherland
4. Morgan Freeman
5. Christopher Walken
What! No Sean Connery?
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I am not refuting James Earl Jones and Samuel have an inferior voice. I like their voices too. I just posted my Top 5...thats all
I know, i know....thats why i said.
Its just a very cool list to build on...
i think we'll see more additions, with your post quoted, just cos its a starting point.

Edit: just saw the rest.
see?
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Watched a Couple of Movies

Saving Private Ryan

The story is based in WW 2 era, its a story about a team formed to find & return a guy who is deployed somewhere in the war. The reason is that 3 of his brother's have already died in the war & the army wants to save the now lone kid of the mother of four.

Took me a long time to watch this one but as they say better later than never. Brilliant performances & storyline. The beginning scenes could be a bit gory for the soft hearted.
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Saving Private Ryan is one of my all time favorites and I can watch it any number of times. Amazing acting by Tom Hanks. It is a bit lengthy (for those who don't like long movies) but awesome movie overall.
I was one of the millions who was crushed when it lost the Oscar Best Picture award to that stupid Shakespeare in Love. The word was, the jury didn't want to reward yet another war movie. Last few Oscars had gone to Schindler's List, Forrest Gump, The English Patient and Braveheart.
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Oh Yeah! Is it like The Orphanage?

That was one heck of a movie. It twisted my mind completely and hit me right in the solar plexus

I am told there is another such movie called "Case 39". It's there on my queue but, is on wait list from last one week
Don't want to spoil it for you. Let's just say, I liked the ending of both the movies (The Orphanage and Dark Water).

Case 39 -> Need to see that one. Thanks!
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Watched:

The Beaver


Film deals with the story of a depressed man (Mel Gibson) who finds an alter ego in * a very surprising creature*

Not so popular on blu-ray but is definitely worth a watch.

4/5

Matchstick Men

Nicholas cage is an amazing con artist with a lot of retirement funds. He & his partner plan one last heist ...

Again, underrated, but a brilliant performance by Nicholas Cage & Ms.Angela.

4.5/5
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Case 39 -> Need to see that one. Thanks!
Watched it, it's boring. Renee Zellweger looks surprisingly beautiful in this. Never liked that woman, she has a ugly face.
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Oh yeah ! you can say that again. The Top 5 Hollywood actors who's voice I love are below in squential order :-

1. Michael Douglas
2. Harrison Ford
3. Kiefer Sutherland
4. Morgan Freeman
5. Christopher Walken
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I know, i know....thats why i said.
Its just a very cool list to build on...
i think we'll see more additions, with your post quoted, just cos its a starting point.

Edit: just saw the rest.
see?
My addition to the list - Clint Eastwood, Ben Kingsley, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro
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My addition to the list - Clint Eastwood, Ben Kingsley, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro
Boss.. Please add George Clooney. Really liked his voice in Mr Fantastic Fox and In the Air.
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CURRENT LOT - NOT PARTICULARLY IN THIS ORDER
1) Leonardo DiCaprio
2) Matt Damon
3) John Travolta
4) Matt Dillon
5) Brad Pitt
6) Jason Statham
7) The Rock
8) Jim Carrey
9) Mark Wahlberg
10) Daniel Craig
11) Chritian Bale
12) Johnny Depp
13) Jude Law
14) Ed Norton
15) Ben Stiller
16) Kevin Bacon
17) Keanu Reeves

OLDER GEN:
1) Robert De Niro
2) Al Pacino
3) Morgan Freeman
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Boss.. Please add George Clooney. Really liked his voice in Mr Fantastic Fox and In the Air.
Yes sir. Missed him. He is definitely there in my top 10. Loved his performance in Finding Forrester.
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To add to above Vin Diesel and Jason Statham. Most recognizable voice in the planet along with Morgan Freeman.
I beg to disagree. VD definetly has a booming voice but, its more guttural than baritone

JS, I find it husky and whisperish.

Popular voices, maybe yes. But, definetly not striking

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What! No Sean Connery?
Same as above. I dont find his voice anything special

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Watched it, it's boring. Renee Zellweger looks surprisingly beautiful in this. Never liked that woman, she has a ugly face.
Agree, she is blessed with an average face. But, loved her since Bridget Jones Diary and Jerry Mcguire

Case 39? Boring? My, my. I only saw good reviews. Let me check it out as soon as its available

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My addition to the list - Clint Eastwood, Ben Kingsley, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro
All these are popular stars so obviously, their voices are most recognizable. But, striking voice. No, IMHO

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Boss.. Please add George Clooney. Really liked his voice in Mr Fantastic Fox and In the Air.
I agree on George Clooney. He's got a good voice and can go into my TOP 10 list for sure.

P.S: All above is just my opinion and dont want to disrespect any of your opinions. Let's hope we all agree to disagree)

@Saildrive, thats the entire bunch of popular hollywood stars. Are you saying all of them have good voices? In my opinion, NO ! Only a few I can partly agree like Kevin Bacon and Rock. That's about it

I reckon we are confusing most popular voices with most striking voice. There is a difference. Striking voice makes an impression on you when they recite say a "monologue" unlike others. To make a comparison, in Hindi, the following guys have the most striking voice in bollywood:-

AB
Amrish Puri
Danny Denzoppa

Can list out quite a few but, dont want to dilute the English thread

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My addition to the list - Clint Eastwood, Ben Kingsley, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro
Although I am his biggest fan, If you have seen For a few dollars more / The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Clint was totally overshadowed by Lee Van Clef (the "Bad" in the movie) in the voice department. John Wayne used to have quite a muscular voice among yesteryear heroes (I think he is best known for his voice only)

Back home we have the likes of Pran and Amrish Puri who rule the roost. I cannot think of any of our mainstream "heroes" who can be added to the list though.
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The Top 5 Hollywood actors who's voice I love are below in squential order :-

1. Michael Douglas
2. Harrison Ford
3. Kiefer Sutherland
4. Morgan Freeman
5. Christopher Walken
A good list, but Douglas? For me its gotta be:
  • Keifer Sutherland - He has a kinda husky yet very soothing and "listenable" voice. I mean, how many actors can steal an entire movie just because they sound soooo good (Phone booth anyone?).
  • (Late) Heath Ledger - A very mature deep voice topped off with brilliant modulation. Especially in "The Dark Knight", the way he switches his tone between comical to almost demonic / possessed was sheer brilliance.
  • Christopher Walken - Crazy old cookoo. Brilliant actor. The ease with which he delivers his dialogues makes the scene doubly cool ("thats a lotta cows").
  • George Clooney - Dignified, intelligent.
  • Dwayne Johnson - aka "The Rock". You listen to that voice and you just know it belongs to a real tough guy.
Most unique / identifiable voices ties up between:

Arnold - I'm a cybernetic organisam. Well there's no questioning that.
Sly Stallone - (From the Jay Leno show) so Stallone might give a speech at the Oscars this year. The Academy has decided to hire a translator.

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You no like james earl jones?
I love Star Wars, but I never understood how Anakin gets his behind kicked and then turns into an African American dude.

Ok movie review time. After a long long time, watched "Bedazzled" last night.

That Liz Hurley is just sooooo HOTTTTTTTTTT. Stupid Elliot (Brendan Fraser). If I had 7 wishes, I would have asked "for her" 7 times. A cute comedy and good time pass.

Rating - 3.5/5

Next in line - "The Platoon". Heard great things about this one. Hope it does not dissapoint.

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I am pretty sure there must be quite a few of us who collect the DVDs. There must be a few that have VHS tapes of fav movies! I suspect the team would have the biggest collection of movies of all genre. There must be more than a few that have more than 20k movies in their personal library! Just a wild, conservative guess!
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