September 2 2008

R.I.P. Don LaFontaine

You may not have known his name, and you may not recognize his face, but you certainly knew the voice.

Don LaFontaine passed away on September 1st at the age of 68, and going to the movies will never be the same again.  LaFontaine did the voice work for over 5,000 movie trailers and 750,000 TV spots.  To say the man was kept busy due to his distinctive voice would be an understatement.

True, the man did nothing more than speak, but he was truly a master of his art, and I, for one, will miss him.  There was something comforting about always hearing his voice boom through a theater as some trailer would play.  Good-bye, Mr. LaFontaine, it just won’t ve the same without you.

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