How cool, and well deserved. The Directors Guild of America renamed the Best Voice Over category as the Don LaFontaine Award for Best Voice Over. This year’s winner was Corey Burton for his work “Tropic Thunder – Hollywood Legend” a spoof of the making of documentary “Heart of Darkness” Congrats Corey and to The Don…we [...]
June 12th, 2009 · No Comments
April 11th, 2009 · No Comments
Interesting article in todays New York Times, featuring Hal Douglas. Excerpt: IT’S been almost eight months since the death of Don LaFontaine, and everyone who’s anyone in his business — the business of announcing movie trailers — says there will never be another Thunder Throat. Often called “the voice of God,” Mr. LaFontaine recorded voice-overs [...]
November 11th, 2008 · No Comments
Variety by CAROLINE RYDER Don LaFontaine, the so-called “Voice of God” who held a virtual monopoly over the narration of bigtime movie trailers until his death Sept. 1, had a clear idea of who his successor should be — God’s voice, he said, should belong to a woman. “I think women are vastly underrepresented in this area,” [...]
October 22nd, 2008 · No Comments
Just found this video compilation tribute to The Don. Thought I’d pass it on. See more funny videos at Funny or Die
September 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Please take a moment to visit Bob Souer’s Boblog to read the compilation of tributes to Don LaFontaine that are available on the web. Thanks for the great effort in putting it together Bob.
September 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments
Sad news as the voiceover legend, Don LaFontaine took a turn for the worse and has passed away at 68. Prayers go out to his family during this tough time.