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2021-06-15 8:43:14 PM  
He created Thulsa Doom's voice in 22 minutes, and Mufasa's voice while waiting for a latte.
 
2021-06-15 8:48:33 PM  
Uh... wasn't it *his* voice?
 
2021-06-15 9:08:51 PM  
Have you seen the new addition to the Guggenheim? It didn't take very long either.
 
2021-06-15 9:26:16 PM  

WhippingBoi: Uh... wasn't it *his* voice?


An odd, but common, misconception that one.  James Earl Jones is actually the last surviving castrato to have trained before the practice was outlawed.
 
2021-06-15 9:42:04 PM  
Who is he, William Shatner?
 
2021-06-15 10:35:26 PM  

WhippingBoi: Uh... wasn't it *his* voice?


I've done voiceover work, and it's not just speaking into a microphone. It's part acting, part game show contestant, and part high-wire act. And if you're reading an audio book, you're playing all the characters.
 
2021-06-15 10:36:50 PM  

Russell_Secord: WhippingBoi: Uh... wasn't it *his* voice?

I've done voiceover work, and it's not just speaking into a microphone. It's part acting, part game show contestant, and part high-wire act. And if you're reading an audio book, you're playing all the characters.


You'd think the game show and standing on a high-wire would get pretty distracting in a sound studio.
 
2021-06-16 12:20:04 AM  
He spent years in seclusion preparing for "This is CNN"
 
2021-06-16 1:05:49 AM  

WhippingBoi: Uh... wasn't it *his* voice?


It is rather puzzling.
 
2021-06-16 1:40:04 AM  

Russell_Secord: WhippingBoi: Uh... wasn't it *his* voice?

I've done voiceover work, and it's not just speaking into a microphone. It's part acting, part game show contestant, and part high-wire act. And if you're reading an audio book, you're playing all the characters.


It's shocking how some voice actors can't act. I've worked with vocal "talent" where they'd deliver a lifeless set of lines, you'd give them clear, modest direction, and they'd deliver you the same lifeless set of lines. It takes skill, just like acting on camera.
 
2021-06-16 9:23:50 AM  
Voice over work is not something everyone can do and requires some skill, but before we all go crazy fetishizing it, saying it's as difficult as on-screen acting or equate it to death-defying stuntwork, let's just....  oh I see I'm too late...
 
2021-06-16 9:30:55 AM  
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2021-06-16 10:27:29 AM  

Michael J Faux: Voice over work is not something everyone can do and requires some skill, but before we all go crazy fetishizing it, saying it's as difficult as on-screen acting or equate it to death-defying stuntwork, let's just....  oh I see I'm too late...


I never said voice work is as difficult as acting on camera. I said it takes skill, like acting on camera does. It's not just reading words into a mic. And just like with being on camera, some people are good at it, and some people suck.
 
2021-06-16 12:38:54 PM  
I never had a word for it at the time but 10 year old me always noticed Darth Vader's voice seemed a tad out of synch with his actions.  In the 70s you were kind of used to it (watched a lot of Kung Fu movies lol)  But I don't know if this was noticed before I understood the guy in the suit wasn't the one speaking.
 
2021-06-16 2:07:54 PM  
He recorded "this is CNN" and completely forgot about doing it. Then, one fine day, his kid (or grand kid) was watching CNN and asked, "Is that you?" And James said, "I don't know. Maybe?" Then he called his agent, figured out he did, in fact, record the sound, and was never paid. So it was the equivalent of finding some money in the pocket of an old coat, but, like, a GAZILLION dollars.
 
2021-06-16 2:45:57 PM  
I learned this week that James Earl Jones' FATHER plays a newsstand guy in Maniac Cop 2. Wild.
 
2021-06-16 3:00:46 PM  
I liked his voice work in Field of Dreams.

Also, Conan is one of my favorite movies of all time. Of all time! At least, so far.
 
2021-06-16 4:16:26 PM  

wiredroach: Michael J Faux: Voice over work is not something everyone can do and requires some skill, but before we all go crazy fetishizing it, saying it's as difficult as on-screen acting or equate it to death-defying stuntwork, let's just....  oh I see I'm too late...

I never said voice work is as difficult as acting on camera. I said it takes skill, like acting on camera does. It's not just reading words into a mic. And just like with being on camera, some people are good at it, and some people suck.


It's a different form of performance, that's for sure. It's always interesting when they try stunt casting for voice work and bring in big Hollywood names, and they absolutely suck at it.
 
2021-06-16 8:46:49 PM  
Are you saying he altered the reel?
 
2021-06-16 11:13:30 PM  

Summoner101: Russell_Secord: WhippingBoi: Uh... wasn't it *his* voice?

I've done voiceover work, and it's not just speaking into a microphone. It's part acting, part game show contestant, and part high-wire act. And if you're reading an audio book, you're playing all the characters.

You'd think the game show and standing on a high-wire would get pretty distracting in a sound studio.


Oh c'mon. It's his voice and that argument about voice acting... it's a movie. He got as many MANY takes as he wanted, I mean, they didn't even have to sync his voice with the film because it was behind a mask. I like JEJ but let's not think something is amazing when it's not.

Personally i think he NAILED "This is CNN"

/enough celebrity worship already.
 
2021-06-17 4:23:59 AM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: He spent years in seclusion preparing for "This is CNN"


To prepare for his role as King Jaffe Jaffer, ruler of Zamunda, he went to Africa and conquered a country and ruled the inhabitants for a generation, siring an ungrateful son who wanted an American bride.

Dude was method as fark.
 
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