Voiceover King Don LaFontaine dead at 68

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  1. Keith Paynter

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    "In a world where...."

    Passing away due to complications from a collapsed lung, LaFontaine was 68. The voice of over 5000 movie trailers and some 350,000 commercials. The voiceover king to a generation of moviegoers.
     
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    Rest in peace, Don.
     
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    He had a fabulous voice. I can recognize it anywhere!

    He's the real voice of GOD you know!
     
  4. Keith Paynter

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    I always get a kick out of the 5 guys in a limo video. Movie trailers won't be the same without DLF.
     
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    What a great and distinctive voice he had. RIP, Don.
     
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    Just think: Without Don, the first 10 minutes of your movie theater experience will never be the same.
     
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    I remember when he did the voiceover for Halloween 4 The Return of Michael Myers back in 1988, hearing him say "Michael Myers" was more entertaining than Rob Zombie's entire movie lol.

    RIP, Don. [​IMG]
     
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    Keith & David,
    Thanks for the videos!
     
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    5 guys i a limo was great thanks fr that.

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    btw i always mix hal douglas' voice and Don's.
     
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    RIP Don. I've always enjoyed his Geico commercial. One of their funniest.
     
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    RIP.

    Eh. In a way he signed off a the right time, I can't remember the last time I saw a trailer with a voice over. It seems the practice has all but vanished?

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    OK Holadem, do I need to croak if my job vanishes? [​IMG]
     
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    How do you put the videos up like that?
     
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    Go to a place like Youtube and on the right of the screen when your watching a video you'll see 'Embedded', just drag your mouse across the code to highlight, right click, copy it and paste the code in your post here and the video will be there when you submit.

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    you have to get the 6 or 7 digit code out of the emedded code and put it between [ YT][ /YT] without the spaces in the brackets.



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    Thanks guys!
     

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